I didn't bake a special treat for tea time this week... that is where I planned to do the cranberry and apricot chews. We ran tight on time this week due to trying to get ready to go out of town.
Caroline and I made a clock this week to be used daily in Circle Time. We will have a "time of the day" and she will practice writing it on the dry erase board.
Caroline practiced the skill of making a phone call this week in Circle Time. We practiced how she might call our house from a neighbor's, from Gramma's house, on a cell phone, on a land line... also practiced calling 911. This is an unplugged phone. ;)
Here's her illustration with the original underneath. Probably a pretty hard painting to draw... lots of details.
We have our own subjects in our back yard! I didn't get around to having Caroline sketch them in her nature notebook, but perhaps I will remember this week. We made a Venn diagram comparing the two breeds of chickens. Since we only have one Australorp, it was a bit difficult for Caroline to understand that we were comparing the breeds and not the individual chickens. Is there some kind of Venn diagram for comparing five different things, maybe that looks like the Olympic rings or something? ;) I prompted her on some of the similarities and differences, and she came up with others totally on her own.
I found a recipe for sand clay in a Family Fun magazine. The recipe didn't work quite as it should and I had to add more sand and cornstarch. But eventually it formed into a perfect consistency.
Our craft store started carrying wood clothespins for doll making... last time I had looked, they didn't sell them. So when I saw these, I bought them for a future use. So we made clothespin priests and nuns to have in our afternoon prayer time box. First, the girls and I painted the clothespins... no photos of that because acrylic paints require close supervision!
Here are all the clothespin dolls, except the priest with the purple chasuble who had gone missing at the moment. We also have another nun who is awaiting a habit... it takes a long time to hot glue their clothes on, and we were running short on time. Caroline says the last doll will be Celine, who was a sister of St. Therese and also a nun.
and a close-up of two of them... I made mine with the whites of the eyes showing, but Caroline wanted hers to just have blue dots for eyes. Their arms are a piece of pipe cleaner with a small wooden bead glued on for each hand... their hands are almost as big as their heads, ha ha.