Friday, June 24, 2011
Z was our final week of the Alphabet Path - and I am finally getting around to posting photos, which means next, I will be able to post photos of our End of the Alphabet Path Party!!!
Above are out themes from the week, all of which went into the word box, as usual.
~Foods for Z Week~
We had zucchini and eggplant Casserole and baked ziti (which was really penne - shhh, don't tell!;)
Songs and Rhymes
Mama's Taking us to the Zoo Tomorrow
We also read a lot of different alphabet books, and we read books about the zoo this week. We considered going to the zoo... but the zoos are all so far away, and it was so hot this week!
writing Z's in cornmeal
Cut and Paste Z Collage
We continued doing Punch Out the Letter each week, but I didn't get photos of most of the letters towards the end of the alphabet!
~Flower Fairy for Letter Z: Zinnia~
Caroline's Zinnia flower fairy page from the Flower Fairies coloring book
~Saint for Letter X: St. Zita~
our painted St. Zita
Caroline does her St. Zita copywork
Finished X copywork from An Alphabet of Catholic Saints and illustration
~Picture Study: Z is for Zigzag~
Caroline drew her own version of Yatsuhashi (The Bridge of Eight Parts) in Mikawa by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. The bridge is certainly an example of a zigzag!
~ABC Virtue of the Week: Zeal~
My drawing for zeal shows a boy reading the Bible and having other various Catholic resources next to him on the bench, and he is thinking about how this is preparing him for his First Holy Communion. I decided that zeal is a hard virtue to illustrate, particularly for a child! I could have drawn a missionary, but that would have been an adult... so this was the best i could come up with!
I was asked if I could make these drawing available, so I have uploaded them to Google Docs. I also discovered that the originals which I had been using (and had run out at letter O) have actually been updated, and P-T can be found here. My drawings, P-Z (excluding X), can be found here:
And more on zeal...
Z is for zigzag!! I taped this pathway on the floor and the girls followed it by traveling in different ways and at different speeds.
Hope to post our end of the year party pictures soon! Also, we did make zucchini bread for our Z cooking project, and if I can find those photos I will add them later!