Saturday, February 1, 2014

Enchanted Childhood Preschool ~ The Letter J

Yet another (three now I think) week where Snow Days (days when the school system has called off school due to the weather) have wreaked havoc and good times (yep. both.) on our preschool routine!

Snow Ice Cream is definitely one the "good" things about Snow Days


or chocolate
  with sprinkles!

This week, two of our boys turned FOUR! 

 Most days, we were able to spend some good time in the classroom.

Each week, the children get so excited to see what new work or activity I have set out for them.  
This week there were several new things, but the most favorite was the Red Knobless Cyclinder Blocks (we just call them the red cyclinder blocks).  
The children loved them and used them often this week.  
(they will be so excited as I introduce the remaining three boxes over the next few weeks!)

I introduced a little "continent" game to the children and they loved it and did quite well.  
After reviewing the continents, I had them close their eyes while I handed out the continents.
  After opening their eyes, I called for each continent to be placed back in the puzzle.  
They did well at identifying the continents they had been given and asked to play this game several times.

This week we studied the Letter J!  
Our Discovery Tray included several letters, a jellybean puzzle, jellyfish, and jars.

We made cute little jellyfish...
for our take home paper

and to play with.

We read a story about jellyfish (and they begged to have it re-read) to finish out the week!

Each week I join several linky parties! What a fun way to share and learn!
Natural Living MondayHey Mom, Look What I Did!Montessori MondayMade by Little HandsHomemade MondaysMama Moments Monday {Link Up}The Gathering SpotLittle Wonders' DaysMom's Monday MingleMommy Moments, Frugal, Crafty HomeHip Homeschool HopMom's LibraryTuesday TotsThe Tuesday Baby Link-UpKeep Calm Craft On {crafting on}, Tuned in TuesdayTeach Me TuesdayTOO Cute TuesdayOpen Call TuesdayBackyard Farming Connection HopTuned in TuesdayKids in the Kitchen,  It's PlaytimeWe Made That LinkyWhat I Learned WednesdayKids Co-OpArtsy Play WednesdayHealthy 2Day WednesdayWildcrafting WednesdayAdorned From AboveFrugal Days, Sustainable WaysKids CraftsLink and LearnThrifty ThursdayHearts for Homeneedle and thREAD,Made U LookTender Moments with Toddlers and PreschoolersNatural Living Link-UpSmall Footprint FridayOur Days Homeschool Link-Up, For the Kids FridayFarmGirl Friday Blog HopKitchen Fun and Crafty FridayRead. Explore. Learn.Creative Learning on FridayPreschool and Kindergarten Corner,Friday's Nature TableThe Friday Baby ShowerTGIF Linky PartyFamily Fun FridayCreative Friday,Friday Flair Link PartyShine on FridaysFriday FavsOutdoor Play PartyDo Something Crafty,Weekend WhateverSaturday Show and TellTot School Gathering Place, Sharing SaturdayShare It SaturdayCountry KidsLink and LearnShow and Share Saturday,Stress Free SundayThe Sunday ShowcaseThe Sunday Parenting PartyThe Homesteaders' Blog Hop, Making Boys MenMade with Love,Raising Memories

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  1. I fell inlove with the puzzle. Where did you get it? Love the letters too! I just wish I am able to do some of that despite my busy schedule. My kids will definitely love that.

    1. Hi Denise! We get almost all our Montessori items from Montessori Outlet.

  2. Those jelly fish are adorable! I'm pinning it. Love it.

  3. I love that you are teaching the kids about continents with your baby on your lap!

    1. That is NanaKerri (the mama part of the blog) with her 6th grandbaby sleeping on her lap :)