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10/19/2009

Q is for Quilt

~Malachi is 4 years 8 months~

Our activities this past week were quite simple and centered on the letter Q. The sound this letter stands for is actually two letters (qu) - /kw/ as in quiet. 

Bible: (Sing the Word from A-Z) 
Quench not the Spirit, quench not the Spirit, quench not the Spirit, first Thessalonians five, nineteen.

Books: 
The Josefina Story Quilt, by Eleanor Coerr 
The Patchwork Quilt, by Valerie Flournoy 
The Name Quilt, by Phyllis Root 
Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet, by Ann Whitford 
Papa and the Pioneer Quilt, by Jean Van Leeuwen

 

Theme words - quilt, queen, quick, quarter, question, and quiet (my favorite one) 

Activities: 

Q is for Quilt
Go for the Code activities
Q is for Quilt from Homeschool Share
Q is for Quick
Quick as a Cricket activities from Homeschool Share ~ Mali is "driving" the car quickly.


Q is for a Queen's crown

Another project from Homeschool Share.
And my favorite:

Practice Being Quiet (shhh)


Math
Q is for Quarter:
We divide a sandwich and our cookie into quarters.


Quarter Rubbings
Homeschool Creation's How Many Quarters? printout was perfect for Mali - he loves money!

I have been using a Kumon book for math and while it was great for a time (I bought it because I had heard of so many that like them), and (I hate to say this because so many like them) but I really don't and neither does Malachi. I will continue to use the cutting book that I have for him, but we are ditching the Book of Numbers. I am really looking for something that will take him beyond rote drill and actually get him to think and apply himself ~ and I think I may have found my answer. I hope to share more about that in the near future.

Q Scrapbook
Mali's Q page.
Scrapbooking Supplies

I thought I would share what we are using for scrapbooking supplies ~ just the very basics. The top two paper packs are the Best Occasions 12x12 Textured Cardstock, and the Alphabet Punch-Out Pack (both in the scrapbooking section at Walmart). The stickers are from a local book store, and I really like them, but because they are reusable, we have to glue them down with rubber cement. They are fun and colorful, so I don't mind.

Up next: the letter X. Oh, and I should probably mention that in the wintertime, you will see the little ones in their feet pajamas a lot ~ they are just so warm and cozy and it gets cold here living in a big, old house in Wyoming.

And thanks to Jolanthe for hosting another week of The Preschool Corner ~ be sure to visit her blog to see what she and others are doing in their preschool corner.

4 comments:

  1. Footie pjs are the best. Too bad they do not make them for adults. Wood floors can be very cold in the Winter. =)

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  2. Love that crown and the scrapbooking stuff! :) Your new blog header is great!!!

    Thanks for joining up again - you always have wonderful ideas!

    Jolanthe

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  3. I am impressed that you found so many Q activities. That queen crown made me giggle - it took so much glitter. I really like your scrapbook pages - you are so very talented.

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