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Apparently, I didn’t take very many pictures of our letter E activities because I don’t have a lot to share. So, here are some of the activities we did for the letter E.
Hunter practiced his cutting by cutting apart some elephants.
Hunter eats scrambled eggs for breakfast every day so I cut his eggs into an E shape.
He made this “E is for earth” craft. First he colored a coffee filter with blue and green, then we sprayed water on it so that the colors would run together.
I made these cute chocolate eggs. I just melted some white chocolate, then put a yellow M&M in the middle.
Hunter glued eyes on the letter E.
Hailey hid some plastic eggs in our backyard and Hunter did an egg hunt and found all of the eggs.
We only have letter R left to complete Hunter’s name. Then we will take a break from letters until we start back to school in the fall. Our focus this summer will be on reading lots of books and doing activities related to what we are reading.
The Poppins Book Nook theme for this month was presidents. I asked Hailey which president she wanted to learn more about and she picked George Washington.
So, we read “Who Was George Washington?” by Roberta Edwards. This book is full of information and was so interesting to read! Both of us learned a lot about George Washington.
When we finished the book, we made a George Washington wig. I put a paper bag on Hailey’s head and cut the bag and stapled it the right size. Then glued cotton balls all over the bag.
Hailey wrote a speech, pretending that she was George Washington telling all about his life.
Side view of George Washington
Of course, Hunter had to be in on the fun and wanted to pretend to be George Washington.
Want to see the others who are participating in Poppins Book Nook? Check these out:
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom – 3 Dinosaurs – Monsters Ed – Chestnut Grove Academy – Growing in God’s Grace – Life with Moore Babies – Teach Beside Me – The Usual Mayhem – Kathys Cluttered Mind – Adventures in Mommydom – Edventures with Kids – Learning & Growing the Piwi way – A Gluten Free Journey – Preschool Powol Packets – To The Moon and Back – Our Craft ~N~ Things – Fresh Farm Adventures – Are We There Yet? – Afterschool for Smarty Pants – Hopkins Homeschool
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Since it was President’s Day, Hailey did some activities about George Washington. She made this book about George Washington, we read a lot information about him and she answered some questions about what we read. Then Hailey made this Craftivity I found at A Cupcake for the Teacher. I changed ours a little bit by using cotton for his hair, but it’s the same basic idea.
Hailey had a lot of fun making this.
We had also talked about Abraham Lincoln so we reviewed a little about what we had learned about him.
Then we made a Venn Diagram about the two presidents.
Hailey also made this paper about what she would do if she were the president. She wrote; “I would… help people get out of serious fights and tell my mom and dad all the secrets.”
Since president’s day is coming up Hailey has been learning about Abraham Lincoln. She made a book about Abraham Lincoln- she colored it, read it and answered questions at the end of it. We read a lot of information about Abraham Lincoln and talked quite a bit about him. Hailey wanted to know how many people were killed during the civil war, so we ended up on this Civil War Facts site learning more about the Civil War. We both really enjoyed learning about Abraham Lincoln.
Did you know that he used to keep things inside of his hat? I just learned that this week I saw this cute craftivity at A Cupcake for the Teacher and knew we had to do it. I just found her site a couple of weeks ago and I love her ideas!!
Hailey made this Abraham Lincoln (I used a file folder for his face, I have not been able to find construction paper that color). His hat has a flap on it that says “Lift Abraham Lincoln’s hat to see what Hailey would keep inside.”
Under the flap it says, “If I had Abraham Lincoln’s hat,_____” and then Hailey had to fill in what she would keep inside. She wrote, “I would keep my brother in Abraham Lincoln’s hat with some food.” Hahaha