I think Jude and I would be happy to continue to learn about Fall for the next couple of weeks. With Gavin napping, Jude and I made these mini apple turnovers. Jude loves it when he gets a chance to use “his” measuring spoons and stir ingredients in the kitchen. We used crescent rolls for the pastry and diced apples with seasonal spices for the filling. Total prep time was only a few minutes and the house smelled great. #sundaymorning
These two precious girls aren’t feeling too great today. Both are feeling nauseous and Ada woke up because the nausea was so bad in the middle of the night 😭
Good thing Mama has #allthethings for immune support!! They’re excited for their Thieves and Peppermint massages, OrthoEase Massages, extra Ningxia Red, plus “Orange Vitamin” (Super C), and Thieves Tea! .
This is why I stock up and hoard immune supporting oils and supplements! We have nooooo time for sick babies! Adalynn has her very first Kindergarten Field Trip tomorrow, plus parent/teacher meetings, Ari’s therapy, and Ari’s first Pre K field trip this week! .
Please send prayers, positive vibes.....and orange juice 🤣😍
Spider Week! I learned a lot about spiders, but I'm happy to be finished looking at their creepy faces. The good news is that the boys learned a lot about spiders too. It's a perfect slightly-spooky, super-scientific topic before Halloween. I might even let the boys watch "Charlotte's Web" tonight, but we'll see where the day takes us.
Books: "Spiders" by Seymour Simon, "The Very Busy Spider" by Eric Carle, and "Up, Up, and Away" by Ginger Wadsworth (that last one was great, highly recommend)
Art: glitter spiderwebs, Play-Doh spiders, drawing spider webs, singing "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider"
Activities: Observe a spider and her egg sack outside the kitchen window all week, look for spiders in the yard, spider life cycle, spider snacks made of Tootsie Rolls and licorice, and with little toy Halloween spiders, Adam worked on the letter "S" while Ethan worked on spider math
Field Trip: The library put on an hour-long "Rookie Science Jr.: Spiders" program for ages 4-6. The boys loved it! It had experiments, a book, pictures, and real spiders in jars. Thanks @cmlibrary!! #ethanadamlearn#learningathome#preschool#prek#learningthroughplay
I’m spending time with families to encourage / support our unique opportunity to observe their child and document learning. I have sticky notes and pens accessible for notes or to record what a child communicates while creating. Even writing it directly on their artwork also allows us to remember what they did or said. If we don’t take the time to make these notes or capture photographs/videos then sometimes we forget what happened in the moment. Can’t wait to place all of this learning into our portfolios for families to treasure in years to come ! (Mama documenting A - @sparkteachlearn)