Five Little Leaves Fingerplay
5 Little leaves so bright today.
Were dancing about on the tree to play.
The wind came blowing through the town,
And one little leaf came falling down
(Continue with 4, 3, 2, and 1. Use felt, paper, or real leaves to demonstrate)
Well, Fall is officially upon us. The air is chilly, and the wind has blown through leaving bare trees and drifts of crunchy leaves. It was a perfect week to study Fall leaves!
Day 1: Today we read the book How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro. She worked on her letter V worksheet (which she loved!). Then, when Millie finished her school work, the girls worked on quilt squares. I drew Elise's design (an apple), and she traced it with Elmers Blue Gel glue. Millie made her own creation. I looked high and low and finally found the Blue Gel glue at JoAnn Fabrics in the glue isle. ;) You'd think that'd be the first place I'd look!
Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh. The illustrations in this book are fantastic. We spent a lot of time hunting for animals in the pictures. They're super detailed and beautiful. We finished up our quilt squares from Day 1, by painting them with fabric paint. We're really excited to see what happens after we wash them! The girls also created another quilt square. Elise traced a pumpkin, and Millie made a spooky ghost scene.
It's hard to believe how far Elise has come since this time last year. One year ago, she was so active, that it was terribly stressful for me to take her to piano lessons, as she never sat still. Anytime Millie and I attended a class last year, I'd get a babysitter for Elise. This year, she sits patiently, happily reading, coloring, or playing with her little toys. This week Millie went to Polka dance lessons, and Elise sat quietly until the class was over. I'm so proud of her!! Hmmm, I wonder what life will be like in a year from now...
Of course, I want to give credit to the blogs/website that inspire me on my preschool journey:
Jan Brett Printables (they're so pretty!)
Find out what other homeschoolers were doing this week, here.