Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Preschool - week of 12/2

This was a pretty slow week school-wise for us because we spent so much time out of the house having fun! We did manage to accomplish a little bit though.

MATH: Crumpet worked with his pattern blocks and cards.

Crumpet pounded golf tees into styrofoam. I'd been wanting to let him hammer some nails, but was a little nervous. Nicole at Tired, Need Sleep had this wonderful idea so I tried it. We could use Crumpet's toy hammer which made it even safer. I think we should have used thicker styrofoam, but this was still fun.
I gave Crumpet little jewel stickers and told him to trace the shapes with them. I saw this idea here. He started out doing it, but then decided that it would be more interesting to make a roller coaster that went from shape to shape. He named each shape and manipulated the itty bitty stickers, so I figure he got the same benefits from the activity, right?
I made this button board. Crumpet really likes it. I saw this idea here.
I bought the Kumon books of cutting and easy mazes. Crumpet is really enjoying mazes lately, and the fun pictures made cutting less of a chore.
We tried some different hiking trails for our nature walk this week. I had meant to start covering the five senses with him, so we talked about all the things we could learn from our senses during this walk.

We had lots of outing this week. We had two fun play dates with friends. We went to a Christmas Festival on the military base. We went to story time at the library. And we went to a mudpuppies art class at the community center, where Crumpet made this cute guy:

We tried to play the game Elefun one night, but Crumpet decided to be the elephant instead. Here he is wearing the trunk...
Have a good week!


  1. D loves to trace shapes with stickers too. Love the picture with the Elefun trunk. LOL

  2. He is just so cute! Love how he plays Elefun. :) I like your button board too - wish I had some cool letter buttons like that!

  3. I love that lost shot of him with the Elefun nose.
    I need to remember to get out our Kumon workbooks.

  4. This looks like an awesome week. I like "general silliness section" in your review. The snowman is pretty nice too!

  5. I really need to get some golf tees and Styrofoam. I keep meaning to check at the Dollar store...and keep forgetting!

  6. I really love the last picture, he is too cute! Great idea with the golf tees and styrofoam!