Well, letter Q was hard, but we managed to stretch it out in to three days.
First, we sang "Five Little Ducks," (because they say "quack, quack, quack ;) We counted to 40, reviewed letters and verses, and then learned letter Q and its verse
"Quench not the spirit" - 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Then we learned about different kinds of quarters, starting with Playful Patterns. We talked about how four small squares (quarters) made one big square.
We did the same thing with triangles.
Then, he covered the Qq's with quarters,
and traced his name with a Q-tips
He really liked painting with the Q-tips and he wanted to write his name by himself.
We have some work to do, but it's a start ;)
He also liked the quarters a lot, so he wanted to count them. Later he put them all in his pocket!
We finished by reading
After reviewing the letter and verse, we did a little alphabet activity. I put the letters A-Q up on the board and left a few out. Parker went through the alphabet and filled the blanks with the correct letter.
He's noticed that I take pictures of everything, so now he wants to be in all of them. haha
We read about Queen Esther in the Rhyme Bible, and talked about how she questioned why God put her there.
Then Parker and I played the "Blast Off with Rhymes" board game.
Today, we started by reading
Since quilting is kind of a hard skill to teach a 3 year old, I decided we would do paper quilting =)
I made some paper quilt squares.
And I cut out all the pieces for him to be able to make them, too. He placed the pieces over my pieces. We talked about the different shapes and sizes that made up the big square.
I also had two smaller ones that were made up of nine squares. He had to re-create the pattern on a blank sheet and glue them down.
He finished by covering two more squares with whatever squares he wanted.
He really had a fun time with the quilting activities. It was fun watching him.
Finally, we read
I love stories about quilts that were passed down throughout generations. Maybe I should learn to quilt! Patricia Polacco is an amazing author.