Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Life Skills - Cooking

Ducky has been showing interest in helping Mommy and Daddy with everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning. I figured that making pizzas with her would be a perfect way to work on following directions. Ducky did a great job and really enjoyed cooking with Mommy. I am going to try once a week to make something with her.

Scooping the sauce and spreading it around

Spreading the cheese around

"Make a happy face, Daddy"

Ducky's version of the happy face
(Notice the bite that she took out of the crust! )

The best part, eating!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Letter of the week - F

We had a good week learning about the letter F. It was a very easy and laid back week for us. Ducky still amazes me at how much she is soaking in each week.

Some of the books we read this week:

Some pictures I took to showcase our week:

Ducky enjoying her letter F dot painting.

Looking for F's in the dry beans

I garage saled this neat magnetic farm book for $0.25!! This book was perfect for letter F week and entertained Ducky for a long time (which rarely happens )

Friday, July 15, 2011

Giveaway winner!

Congratulations to Ashley.
You are the lucky winner of the Melissa and Doug products!

You will really enjoy the products. I received mine and my daughter has had a blast playing with them. The quality of the sand toys by far exceeds my expectations. They are very colorful as well. I know your children will love the products as much as mine did. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Letter of the week - E

I am really enjoying incorporating the letter of the week into our daily lives. On Monday we learned that E was for Egg. So what else would I make for breakfast other than scrambled eggs? Dad enjoyed showing ducky all the different parts of an egg and letting her whisk them around.

We also talked about ears starting with the letter E. We talked about how God wants us to listen to ( and obey) Mommy and Daddy.

And one of my favorite days was when we took a trip to the zoo. There was a new baby elephant born recently. Since we were learning that E is for elephant (and I really wanted to see the baby) we made an impromptu visit to the zoo.

Some of the books we read this week:

Some pictures I took to showcase our week:

Baby Lucas ( The Elephant )

I picked up a box of a bunch of magnetic letters at a garage sale for a $1 to add to the 2 sets we already had. I hid all the letter E's in a bin of mixed dried beans that I had lying around, and Ducky used her hands to go searching for the letters. At first she was scared and didn't want to put her hands in but after attempting the activity she ended up loving it and asked me to hide them again.
I really liked this and I think we will use this idea again for future letters.

Ducky requested that we paint this week. So this week we painted.

Some of the books we read this week were:

The newest ASL words that Ducky learned: