Then we read:
then we had a fish snack
and we tried this:
Then we read:
then we had a fish snack
and we tried this:
Check out board games. We love to play Hungry, Hungry Hippos and the kids count the marbles. But, you need to be vigilant because little ones are going to want to eat the marbles.
This week’s featured activity :
Learning in the Grocery Store
Make a picture menu
Weigh your food with your child
Putting it away
Sing: To the Tune of 5 little indians
1 little, 2 little, 3 little leaves
4 little, 5 little, 6 little leaves
7 little, 8 little, 9 little leaves
Blow them all away. Whoosh!
A Fall Fingerplay
Pretty leaves are falling down (flutter fingers)
Green, orange, yellow, and brown. (point to colors)
Here comes one colored red,
It landed on my head! (tap head)
clove garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup carrot, peeled and grated
1/3 cup thinly sliced white onion
2 tablespoons jalapeno chile, finely chopped
1 (16 inch) baguette
4 teaspoons low-fat mayonnaise
3/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked or 3/4 lb pork tenderloin
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
With chef’s knife, mash garlic and salt into a paste.
Transfer to a mixing bowl and add vinegar and sugar, stirring to dissolve.
Add carrots, onions and chilies.
Toss to coat, set aside.
Slice baguette into 4 equal lengths.
Split each piece horizontally.
Spread cut sides with mayonnaise.
Arrange the meat on the 4 bottom halves.
Sprinkle with lime juice and 5-spice powder.
Top with the carrot salad and a shower of cilantro leaves.
Cover with bread tops.
Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/vietnamese-sandwiches-26412?oc=linkback
Clean up and nap time
While kids are sleeping make a fall feel box out of anything. We use what we have on hand. Put pinecones, leaves,apples, nuts and acorns inside.
Charlotte mason-hymn study- Art appreciation-coloring
Every Sunday, I will be posting ideas in Pictures, so check them out.
This week we will have a Lesson plan schedule and sample posted on Monday and more.
Thanks for reading!
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Top 61 Things to do here
6.Bob for apples
9.Go on a hayride!
12.Head to a local harvest festival and play every game!
16. Go to a pumpkin patch
17.Do a pumpkin crayon melt: use old crayons and melt them over the pumpkin.
21.Make your own finger-paints and fingerpaint outside.
24.Make some chili and watch a movie
32. Invite friends over and have a costume party on Halloween.
36. Watch “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.”
45.Listen to fall music (Vivaldi the four seasons)
49.Lean about Pumpkins-read a book and watch this:
51.Rake leaves and jump
53.Look for a place to learn swimming this fall indoors
54.Have a bonfire and S’mores
55. Fall foliage drive
This week ahead is filled with great homeschool opportunities.
It includes learning about current events. You can start by showing these to your kids on the Times website.
Hey everyone, how’s your week going? My kids have been going a little stir crazy but I’m dealing. Anyway you have to check out First 5 California. They offer FREE reading resources to kids ages Pre k-Kindergarten.
Remember to read to your child everyday, it is vital for language building and learning. Also make it fun, remember be hilarious. Play make believe later on and pretend you are the characters in the latest tale that you read together. Also draw the characters, cut them out or construction paper and staple them to popsicle sticks to make puppets. These puppets can be story leaders for each new book or simply a craft for a puppet show later on in the day.
The parents section of the site is where you are going to find a lot of resources to help you with your pre-k to kindergarten homeschooling.
Remember, I told you a couple posts ago that the kids had poison ivy? Well, it was a little alarming at first because my oldest looked almost measly with it. But upon closer inspection, I saw those red spots on his ears, raised little bumps and watched in a day or two it spread. Every time he touched his face a new set of them sprung up. It looks really bad, but thankfully he has not contracted it in his eyes. He has it on his cheeks, ears, neck and upper portions of his chest. I bought Gold Bond Cream, two kinds, plus Zinc Oxide.
Poison Ivy is caused by URISHOL, the allergen that causes the rash in about 60 percent of people who come into contact with it.
I learned this though if you come into contact with URISHOL, then do not take a bath. It will basically sit around you in the water and can actually make the rash worse. Instead, doctors recommend only taking a shower.
So the plan was to stop it in its tracks. I used the Gold Bond Anti Itch up to three times a day and then we use the GOld Bond with the added menthol at night (he calls it Vicks). I have not used the zinc yet because I know it will get everywhere and I can almost hear him calling for me in the middle of the night because it smeared in his eyes. My little twins also have it. But Princess Violette only has a few dots here and there. The boys have it on their face the worst of all.
So upon research I wanted to find more old remedies:
1. Wash the area in vinegar (it stings, but the burning subsides)I DON’T RECOMMEND THIS FOR LITTLE ONES.
2.Use a hair dryer on the area, it feels great. (Plus it dries it up)Again something I used on myself and I admit not old fashioned.
3.Many people say that spring Jewelweed will get rid of the poison ivy in less than a day.
But it’s rare to get it on your own.
4.Use lye soap.
6. Do not itch it.
So, there you have it. I chose not to use calamine lotion also because of the potential it has to stick in their mouths.
Did you know that it can take up to 10 days for this to clear up? YIKES!
Poison Ivy is not only in Massachusetts, particularly the swampy areas of the woods, but it sure seems like it.
REMEMBER THAT OLD RULE” LEAVES OF THREE LET IT BE!”
Not everyone is allergic to this plant or its classmates (poison sumac, poison oak).
Check out this video:
Just because I like oldies, I like this song:
Another video Poison Oak:
Lesson Plan Sample:
Teach your kids about poison ivy by walking in the backyard and looking for a patch. Or take a hike and seek it out, just make sure to point out that it can make them very itchy so they just need to know what it looks like.
Have them color a page here.
Make a Craft: have them cut out shapes from green construction paper, and have them glue it all down (little ones should have precut pieces to glue).
Thanks and stay out of the Poison Ivy!
Let me know your poison ivy stories as well.
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