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So, what has Hunter been up to the last couple of months? He still says that school is boring and he doesn’t want to do any school. While Hailey does school I usually set up some learning type activities and manipulatives for him to use to keep him busy. He thinks he’s just playing, but I know he’s learning Here is a little sample of some of the things he has been doing: (It’s funny to see him using a pacifier in some of the pictures since he finally gave it up back in the beginning of December. I was beginning to think he’d have it forever.)
Hunter has a great time building with these.
He made lots of different towers.
Mickey and Minnie got to check out his building.
Using pegs to work on the letters in his name.
We made some cute turkeys back at Thanksgiving time and Hunter actually decided he would participate in a craft.
Everyone in the family had a turkey. On the front is a little pocket. We put little notes inside the pocket to say why we were thankful for each other.
Another Thanksgiving activity that Hailey did was to disguise a turkey as a pigeon. Hunter wanted to make one too.
Hunter’s finished pigeon.
Hunter absolutely loves this book! He was a little sad the first time we read it when I told him there weren’t any pictures in it. But very soon he was laughing and really enjoying the book.
He worked on a train puzzle.
We set up a Christmas tree in our classroom. (It was pajama day )
Hunter really enjoys the gears.
Practicing some cutting
Working on an ABC puzzle
So, even though Hunter isn’t doing any “school” these days, he’s been keeping pretty busy
So, now that the holidays are all over I am finally getting around to finishing up posting about what we did at Thanksgiving time. I am really going to work on posting things this year when they are actually helpful But maybe someone can use this idea for next year.
After we learned about what life was like for the pilgrims, we learned what it was like to be a Wampanoag Indian.
I made this little wetu- the type of house the Wampanoag lived in.
Then we read If you Lived at the Time of Squanto and wrote down information that we thought was interesting and added it to our wetu.
Hailey made a book of facts about the Wamanoag using her 5 favorite things she had learned.
She wrote what she had learned and drew an illustration to go with it.
Hailey also made this cute turkey. Then I had her write a paragraph about why she thought a turkey would or would not make a good pet.
From now on, I’m going to post things when we actually do them. Promise this time
Just in time for Christmas, here is what we did back at Thanksgiving time
We read The Night Before Thanksgiving and then Hailey filled this out about the story.
We read several books about what it would be like to be pilgrim boy or girl.
Hailey made a book about what it would be like to be a pilgrim girl.
Inside her book she wrote about the different things she would have done and drew pictures to go with it. (Printables from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom.)
I saw a fun idea at Around the Kampire that was a little different than the usual disguise a turkey.
Hailey came up with three good reasons to eat hot dogs on Thanksgiving, instead of turkeys.
Then she made a turkey disguised as a pigeon.
Each person in our family made these cute turkeys that have a little pouch in the front. Then we wrote reasons we were thankful for each other and put them in the pouches. It was so nice to see what everyone said about each other.