Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October Week 1

Alphabet: Ee
Math: counting 1-5, #3, shapes
Theme: land transportation - cars
Bible: creation day 4


Letter of the week box: envelope, egg, emerald, elephant, evergreen tree, flash cards

Ee Snack: Egg

My son was very interested in the egg object in the letter of the week box! 

First, I cracked the egg into a small bowl. I pointed out the parts of the egg: shell, egg yolk, and egg white. Shared with him that eggs come from chickens.

Then I had him stir the egg with one of his small forks.

I placed the egg in a small saucepan on the stove. I placed him on a high chair so he could see the egg cooking. But kept a close eye that he did not touch the burner! I let him stir the egg in the pan as well.

Once the egg was done, I placed it on a plate for him to eat! 

As he ate the egg he watched Elle the elephant eat her eggs on the UTube video: "The E song", by KidsTv123
The video encouraged him to eat all the scrambled eggs! My son usually does not care for eggs ;)

Ee Craft: E is for eggs

Ee Activity: Sensory tub

What's inside: elbow macaroni, three empty envelopes, three empty eggs, 4 eggs with evergreen trees, 4 envelopes with items starting with E (egg, eggplant, 11, and evergreen), and scoopers.

My son loved to open the eggs and envelopes to find treasures inside. It was too cute when he would open an empty envelope or egg he would say, "Oh no! Missing!" 

I cut out four items that start with E (eggplant, eleven, evergreen, and egg) and placed them each inside an envelope. Has he opened an envelope he would match that item onto the outline. In advanced I traced each item on the card stock paper.


Number Activity and Counting Craft: counting with cars

Shapes: truck


Theme craft: shapely truck (see above in math)

Theme activity: floor road made with masking tape.

E loved driving the cars on the road. We discussed sizes of cars: small, medium or large. E balanced while walking on the road (not to veer off) and discussed directions: turn right, turn left or go straight. 

Theme Activity: sensory tub

What's inside: 

Erupting soap: baking soda, water and blue food coloring. Mix and pour in muffin tin or container.

Paint brush for washing

Baking soda to sprinkle all over cars

Squeeze bottles with vinegar

Extra vinegar for pouring 

*the inspiration for this idea came from a Pinterest pin pic from What We Do All Day.


Memory Verse of the Month: "in the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth." Genesis 1:1

Memory Verse Song: "God is Creator" by Seeds Family Worship

We are continuing to talk about that God is Creator. This week we focused on the fourth day of creation. On day four of creation God said, "let there be lights in to separate the day from the night..."

What a great week! 
For the second week of October we will learn about pumpkins! Stay tuned for our Pumpkin Report.

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  1. Hi! A friend of mine passed this page on to me, and I'm so glad she did! I'm doing preschool at home with my 3 year old son, but I've had some trouble finding a good routine that I like, and then being able to stick to it. What we have done is going well (one letter a week, and some counting games to learn 1-20, crafts that go alone with the letter and field trips), but I'm trying to bring more structure to it all. All that to say, I'm happy I found this blog! It will give me some ideas to enhance Isaac's preschool at home!

    1. Hi Wren! I'm so blessed and honored you found My Little Sonbeam a useful resource! Thank you for your support and encouraging feedback! Blessings to you