Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Corduroy Lapbook FIAR

Hi! Well this posting is late...we have all been terribly sick with the flu the last 2 weeks. This set us back a bit. =) Even I am still struggling with a cough. Yesturday was our first day out, and we all were glad to get out! Then the Lord blessed us with a bee-autiful sunny day today! So we spent a few hours outside spring cleaning, we cleaned out the garden, and even took Naughty Buster for a walk. Hopefully he won't be so naughty anymore...I have been watching the "Dog Whisperer" and I am thinking things are going to change around here with him. =) For those of you who don't know, we don't have "TV" here. For the last few years, Daddy downloads shows that we love and we watch those in our spare time... But this Christmas Papa T got us a Slingbox, and we (daddy and mommy) are loving it!! We can watch TV in the states from our computer "live", and it's very exciting... So while I am behind in everything on TV, we are currently loving seasons of The Dog Whisperer, Extreme home makeover and HGTV. =)

Okay....On to our Lapbook Study of the last week. With the kids sick, we were lucky to even get this done. =) But Kt was more ambitious than brother, so I actually did alot more school with her this week. she is my busy body. =)
YEAH! All done!!! I was a bit surprised by how much JT and KT enjoyed this. But so glad they did!
Here is KT's lapbook. They each did a few differant things in their lapbook, becuase of their age.

I didn't find much out there on Corduory lapbooks, so most of these things I found myself online. and I made the cover page myself. you can find the corduory coloring pages here & here
here, she is doing a furniture color page. count how many, and following directions
I took some coins that we were learning about in more detail, and just taped them front and back and made a pocket for them. She is learning about money now. but VERY basic.

Here is a little flapbook we made and the quarter page was nice and big for her to really see.

She loved the piggy bank paper .. I wish we had gone out and bought a real piggy bank for this project. that would have been fun. ! we talked about saving our money, and Here we learned about pennies....

In the book, the girl sews a button onto Corduroy's overalls, So I added some Sewing Fun to their lapbook study. These were fun, and they learned some new words ..thimble, thread, ( they always say string) pin cushion.... here is the inside of our SEW FUN page. There are some more great ideas for this here

My Rhyme: This was fun, Kt had to retell the story, and paste and color. also on the end was apattern button match. To easy for her. =) But still cute. Homeschool share has more resources.

Button Sorting. This kept Kt busy for a while. I had these already, and we sorted by color, then by shape. see my nice stained muffin pan? =) shhh, it's my favorite. I got in E. Dehillerin,
a kitchen store dating back to 1820 that Julia Child had shopped regularly. ( I have been waiting for a day to brag about my awesome pan. he he he)
Here's my little man, doing some pages.

and this is his labook, a few differant things.

Our bible verse, and his piggy bank booklet. We also talked about how the little girl asked her mommy to buy the bear, and her mommy said "no." the little girl didn't throw a fit, and she had good manners, even though she wanted it so bad. Sometimes it's hard for even grown ups isn't it? =)

For Jt, we did a Furniture mini book, while Kt did a furniture counting page.

Jt's SEW FUN page , "what Letter does the picture start with?"
this was a bit tricky, he thought the "thread" was "string" etc...

here he is playing Boggle Jr. =)
he LOVES it!
okay, during the last week, I rearranged the kitchen a bit. we moved all the dishes to a large pot
and pan drawer, down low, that they can reach. This has changed everything! -=) they can now unload the dishwasher, AND this is Kt the other day....I had NO idea what she was doing in the kitchen. she came out at 9:30 am with her "lunch" that she proudly made. Yes, that's a full on peanut butter and jelly sandwhich! she has been able to make those, but i have always got out the bread, the pb and the J, it was so cute to see, she chose the apple and banana, and some cough candy. =)

We had so much fun with this craft! But being that it had to do with sewing, it seems that mommy got stuck in the end with most the work! =)
I got the bears at the thrift store last week for like $1. I had some leftover Felt, and we just cut out the overalls, and they each took turns sitting on my lap to sew them together. their job is to cut the thread and lift the lever for the "sewing foot." they love that part.

we made the pants a bit to small.. oops. but we got them on!

Why is it when I try to get them to smile, they give me their overly crazy forced smiles??? ugh!

And Finally, To end our Lapbook study, we made the ever famous trip to ride an elevator just like Corduroy did, up to the furniture department. So, the first night we were all better, ( last night) when daddy got home from work, we went to the largest Furniture store in the area...

and had some Elevator fun! =) little did we know that there was a kinderland upstairs, you can drop your kinders off while you shop. a BIG one as a matter of fact. So we let the kids play, and we got to shop around ( a bonus field trip for mommy too) ALONE, and visit with each other.

Here's big brother... with corduroy... He really likes that bear. He takes it all around with him.
I am so glad. I didn't know about this, till I did some research, but just in case you didn't know either.. you can watch the Corduroy TV show on ... this was a great treat for my kinders! and don't forget the Teddy Grahms Snack!

Story time with dad the past 2 weeks has been a wonderful book of stories borrowed from Grandma. (thanks gramma!)
Uncle Remus Stories. =) The kids absolutely LOVE them! Being that we are big Disney fans,
and how much daddy and Jt love Splash Mountain at Disneyworld... This has made some special memories at nightime... Kt being to little yet to ride that ride, is getting ready... she can hardly wait..and with these great stories, the ride will be that much more fun for them! =) Plus if you heard daddy's accent when reading this... you would know why the love it even more! =)

Here's a new game we got this past week. JT loves it! If you haven't played it.. try it!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our family, I pray you have a wonderful week! And please let me know what you are up to! we love hearing from all of you!
love Angela

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Alphabet Study : F

Being that this is FEBRUARY , we studied the Letter F this week. JT of course already knows all the letters of the alphabet, but I kept him going too with new spelling words, a bit of science and his new favorite... Word searches.=) There are so many things you can do with the letter F, crafts, math games, you name it! Here are some things we did this week. Next week I might continue with F a bit more, I had some other things I want to do, but we will see. There is a big birthday coming up this week!

Jt and his LAST week being Five!!! ( sniffle)
KT working on her letter F lapbook..

We did manage to do a bit of FINGERPRINT is KT's

Here is the completed F lapbook.. I downloaded these great templates from and enchanted learning.

My foot book ( trace the foot) the fish booklet with copywork "i will make you fishers of men"
Things that start with F, Four funny fat fiish coloring book, firetruck poem. F is for Feather.

Science Time...

This was such a HUGE hit! Sink or FLOAT?

We did this for about an hour, we wrote down all our items, then we guessed, and then I wrote
down their answers. It was alot of FUN; and they brought down many more toys later on to try over and over! A GREAT learning lesson!
And of course KT brought this down.... to see if it would sink or float...=) I had to stop when she got to the wooden shoe!
JT and his first word search ( words that start with leter F) from Enchanted learning
He did excellent, I wasn't sure how he would do on it, since they were hidden backwards too... but he did great... he did several that day.

I SPY.....FThis was alot of fun, they did a great job!what things can you find around your house?

I I cut out the letter F from construction paper, and gave KT these wooden Frogs
from a game we have to line up on the F. This was great for her. It gave her something to do while I worked with JT, and it helped her with learning the lines... and with Frogs! =)

These are the spelling words for JT this week. I left them up all week on the board,
and we talked about them, and spelled them outloud, tried to use them in silly sentences...
and he wrote them down for copywork.

KT practiced learning to FOLLOW directions this week...
here, these are connect the dots with colors (since she can't do the numbers and alphabet ones yet) she loved these! ( thanks grandma!) she did just about the whole book.
Here, she also practiced following directions by coloring the animals what the
directions told her to... this was especially hard since she loves to do what she WANTS
when it comes to coloring anything! but she DID it! yeah!

KT - fishes ( enchanged learning) workpage.

F Craft

KT loves tracing herself! this was a hit! and brought laughs! My Foot book!
Four Fat Funny Fish booklet for their lapbook

Jt did this one! I gave them silly googly eyes, and
he spent alot of time on his.

The kinders have a favorite musical. Finding Nemo the musical.
there is one song that is their favorite. "fish are friends not food" sung by the shark. It's a great song, and here is one of their projects for the lapbook. I added the Fish are friends
not food sign, and they LOVED that!
And what could be more FUN than a mini Field trip??

We read Usborne's book of First nature series of Fishies this week too!
This is a great mini stop in the break of the week. We dont live near a sea life center,
and as a's FREE!

Mommy almost had to bring this little guy home! Isn't he adorable?

I love watching her learn new things!

Along with our letter F study this week, JT got out his FABRIC stash, yes he has one... he loves
the patterns, and steals what he can from grandmas! Well, he made a nice pillow for himself with it this week. we finished it today. he choose where the fabrics go, and then sat on my lap and we sewed it together.

And who can study the letter F and not do Fingerpainting?????

oh man, was this a mess. A big mess.
I later learned not to use german fingerpaint again, it doesn't wash out.

JT in his new craft apron I made.

This week we also learned about our Family Tree. I printed off pictures of our family, and just
cut out shapes for the leaves and the tree from construction paper. easy peezy.

The kids love the Tigger Movie. It's about Tigger and his family tree. It's very cute.
This would go along great with this craft!

This is JT, he is making breakfast for him and KT. He does every morning. I love that
he does this for her! I thought I would capture it to remember.

For each letter we study, I fill a seperate basket with books from our shelf that have that letter
in the Title. I have JT try to read some of the words , and KT played I spy the letter F each time she picked up a book from this basket. I also read one of these books along with our other books during the week.

this week, Ferdinand the bull, our Franklin the turtle collection, five kittens, what is the full moon full of?, Bedtime for Frances, (our favorite) Five little monkeys collection, friends of jesus , Berenstain bears Forget their manners, Pooh - forgive and forget, and more...
this Froggy series below is a family favorite! if you haven't read these books by Jonathan London, I encourage you too!

we just started these... We love them!

Please meet the newest member of the family!

It's brand spankin new!! and I LOVE it!

Just when you think these yahoos are to old to play in these........

Thank you again for visiting our family! I am writing this at 1AM in the morning, and now it's bedtime for me!
Have a wonderful Week!
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