Monday, March 31, 2008

Life has been busy...

Last week someone was always sick in the house. What a long week. I plan to get back to posting this week with some updates of what we have been doing. I love lapbooking but I have been getting lazy with taking pictures of our homeschooling stuff. I must get on track.

Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patrick's Day Lapbook

We did a lapbook for St. Patrick's Day.
We didn't go into much of the history and stuff as my LO
is just too young for that and she was definitely lose interest.



left flap

flap turned up!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Playing her File Folder game

Here is my daughter playing with her alphabet file folder.
She also got her Penguin lapbook and played the game inside it too.
I just love that she goes back through lapbooks and file folder
games that we have made and uses them over again.

Library Day

Grabbed some books so we could start our pig lapbook.
This was my daughters first choice of things she wanted to learn about.
Trust me the movie Charlotte's Web played a big part in this choice.
I plan on doing a little Easter lapbook so I picked up a few Easter theme books.
I personally think she is a bit to young for a whole lapbook on the
Resurrection and will save that for next year.
Just a couple of books from the library that we both liked.
I can't wait to read the top two.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Fun day yesterday!!!!

Monday we just had a fun day... trying to get back into the routine of things.
My husband was laid off last week so today we played alot.
This is my daughter having fun on her computer.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Easter Lapbook and Teachings

Right now I am trying to get things together for a Lapbook on Easter and looking for some creative ideas for teaching my daughter about Easter. If you have any ideas please share them.

I came across this Resurrection Egg game with printable PDF file. The kids go through the house finding the eggs and have to match or find the clues which also can be hidden. We won't be hiding the clues as our daughter is to young but that would be fun also.

I also found some devotions for Easter on Christianity Today. This is for the week leading up to Easter.

Decorate Easter Eggs with Attributes of Jesus: Faithful (1 Corinthians 1:9) Righteous (1 John 2:1) Holy (1Peter 1:15) Forgiving (Psalm 86:5) Loving (Romans 8:35-39) Merciful (James 5:11) All-Knowing or omniscient (John 1:48) All-Present or omnipresent (Psalm 139:7-12) All-Powerful or omnipotent (Matthew 28:18) Eternal (Genesis 21:33) Full of Truth (John 14:6) Full of Wisdom (Isaiah 11:2) Compassionate (Mark 1:41) Just (Acts17:31) Kind (Ephesians 2:7) Gentle (Matthew 21:5) Unchanging (Hebrews 13:8) Creative (Genesis 1:26) Infinite (1 Kings 8:27) Sovereign (Jude 4) Goodness (John 10:11) Trustworthy (Psalm 19:7) Generous (2 Corinthians 8:7-9) From Focus on the Family

This is what I have so far and I will update this as I come up with more ideas. I have to get things together for the lapbook. The St. Patrick's Day one really isn't going to work out most of it is a big too hard for my little one this year. So on to Easter we go.

Thrift Store Find and Target find...

My husband and I decided to take a trip to the USA yesterday
and pick up a few things. This was not on my list but I had been
pricing them here in Canada. A magnetic white board and supplies
for it and it was going to cost me about $60 with taxes and today
while at Target my husband pointed it out to me for less than $10
I have a white board for our homeschool/craft room. Talk about a deal.

Today we went to our local Bible for Missions thrift store.
They tend to have really neat treasures in there from time
to time. Well today was one of those times.
We found a VTECH Monster Academy portable computer
for our daughter in there for $4. Yep... $4. She loves it.
There are a lot of very educational games on it and we love
that it has a volume control. All kids games need a
volume button. Best thing is we had an adapter to be able
to plug it in to the wall instead of wasting batteries.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Penguin Lapbook

Lapbook Cover
Flaps of Lapbook
All flaps of lapbook open
We labelled a penguin and did our Letter P page
Life cycle of a Penguin and a little story we posted last week.
Playing the penguin number match game.

Links for Lapbook:
I first want to say I got most of my resources at
The penguin letter sheet came from Christian Preschool Printables.
I am really sorry if I forgot any links for anything else that was done in the penguin lapbook. I am going to try to remember and jot down the links so I can give proper credit to those who have put them on the internet.

Finishing up the Penguin Lapbook

Finishing up working on our penguin lapbook.

We got the globe out to show where the penguins live in relation to us.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Sorting Beads and Patterns

Today we worked on sorting colours into a muffin tin. She had a blast sorting them and making different patterns in the tin.

Who thought a muffin tin and coloured beads would be so much fun.