I made a Playdough Mat for Jimmy and he did a great job! I had to help with rolling out the playdough, but he traced the letter with no trouble at all. We will definitely be doing more of these!
I printed out this Letter Hunt and Jimmy did great. We are still working on how to circle things, but he did a wonderful job scribbling over the k's. =)
We also did a letter tracing sheet. I am so sorry but I forgot where I found it! If you know, please let me know so I can provide a link. It also came with pictures you could cut out to make a collage around the uppercase and lowercase letters.
I am so thankful for RAIN!!! It hasn't rained in I don't know how long, but this morning and this afternoon we had a couple nice downpours. Not sure if it was enough to saturate the ground much, but it was helpful nonetheless! My annuals in containers are pretty much done for since I neglected them, but the ones in the ground were hanging in there and hopefully will be pretty for another couple weeks. A couple of our pines that we planted this spring were starting to look a little dry too. Praying they make it! I just haven't had time to get out and do too much yard maintenance this year since Matthew was born and Jim is doing all he can to just get the mowing done! We have so much that needs done, but it will happen in time, I hope!
We started Tot School last week. We reviewed letters A-J since that is where we stopped before summer and the baby came. We just did some of the past activities again and went over the letters on Starfall.com. We also looked over Jimmy's foam Letter Animals we made and I had Jimmy put them in order.
The difference in Jimmy from last spring is amazing! He can now say 2, 3 and 4 word sentences, he knows all the letters in the alphabet and can count and recognize numbers. Its amazing! We are still going to work on the alphabet so we can finish his letter animals and so that we can work on pronunciation. He is still having trouble saying words correctly, but is improving every day.
This year I also plan on starting to teach Jimmy to tell time and we will work on listening. We have really been struggling in that area. He does not want to listen to mommy, but will listen to daddy. So I am going to try to teach him through creative ways and activities. If anyone has any ideas to share, please do!!
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Jim's parents just moved into a new house and they have an old apple tree in the backyard. It was so full of apples when we were there on Sunday! Jimmy loved picking the apples and he filled up a shopping bag with them. The apples haven't been sprayed with any chemicals either - added bonus!! So what do you do with a ton of free apples? You make Apple Crisp of course! Then you give the rest to the horses =)
This is an oldie but a goodie that my mom used to make all the time, it has always been one of my favorites.
8 cups peeled sliced apples (I think traditionally tart apples are used, I used whatever the apples were growing on the tree, not sure what they were)
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
2/3 cup cold butter
Place apples in a greased 9x13 baking dish.
Mix the brown sugar, flour, oats & spices in a bowl, then cut in the butter until crumbles are formed. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the apples. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes or until apples are tender.
Super yummy served warm with vanilla ice cream! I also love it after its been refrigerated and is COLD!! Mmmmm!!
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