Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sums it up.

This picture pretty much sums up my day. Total disarray. It's like one of those "can you spot the___" pictures. So..can you spot anything actually IN its place?

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If you're hungry...

If you're hungry at my house, you can probably find something to eat like...
-a bagel in the rocking chair
-a cheese stick in the toy box
-a grilled cheese in the choo choo train
-another grilled cheese in a different toy box
-something bread-like in the ball maze
-a sippy cup of {who-knows-how-old} milk under the couch
-and a whole buffet on the floor.

Or....if none of that sounds appetizing, you can always take a bite out of a bar of soap!

Between the food hiding and the constant helmet wearing, it appears that C is doing some dooms-day preparation...just in case.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


I'm a visual person and I think C is too. We talk about the things we see all day everyday as I teach him about the world around him. I find that this technique works better for us at this stage than actual "lesson-lessons." Although, the teacher in me desperately wants to type up some awesome lesson plans! That'll happen soon enough.

Being that we spend most of our time in the kitchen, and that I had a roll of hot pink duct tape I was dying to use, I came up with this. I taped some shapes on the floor! Simple as that! Here are some ideas about how to use the shapes. I'd also love to hear your additions to my list!

1- stand in the square/triangle/etc
2- dance in the _____
3- point to the shape
4- put your hand/nose/leg/foot/etc in the ____
5- let's find other items of the same shape and put them in the _____
6- sit in the _____

7- patterns...walk from the triangle to the square to the triangle to the square
8- what other things do we see that are that shape?
9- shapes "twister"...left hand in triangle, right hand in square
10- trace the shape with your finger (or washable marker of you're brave)
11- use similar shapes as a matching game
12- use of prepositions- stand beside/in/under/on/etc the shape
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