It's finally T week! I think Parker has been asking since letter B when we're going to learn about tractors and trucks =)
After songs, we reviewed the number cards. He recognizes 1-10, so I added 11-13. By the end of the year, I'd like him to recognize numbers 1-20.
I printed a bunch of things off of this blog. The first thing I used were these tulip counting strips. Parker counted the tulips and then put the clothespin on the right number.
Then we reviewed Letters A-S and their verses, and learned Letter T and its verse,
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart. - Prov. 3:5
Then we went to find all of his tractors. Of course, they are all red ;) Once we found them all, he put them in order from biggest to smallest.
Then he took the letter T card and made Tt's out of tractors.
Then we read a BUNCH of tractor and truck books. We have several of our own, and we got these from the library.
For a little bit of alphabet review, I wrote lower-case letters on a tube and upper-case letters on stickers. He had to match them up. Great fine-motor and letter recognition practice!
We picked out a bunch of Parker's transportation toys and brought them over to the graph I taped to the floor. We talked about the different modes of transportation and then he filled in the graph.
Then we did some transportation pattern block pictures.
Then, we read
We were going to take the train to the city, but it was really cold and windy, so we decided to head out to my parents to ride some tractors, and stop at a train park on the way.
The park was a narrow strip of land with three tracks on each side. We pulled up and heard a train coming, so we got Parker out of his seat and set him on top of the Jeep for a perfect view.
Turns out, trains are more enjoyable from a distance. They are really loud, and the horns are REALLY loud. When it got to us, Parker started crying...so did Adley.
After the first one had passed, we got out our lunch and started eating. Only a few short minutes later, we could hear another one coming. We warned Parker that it was going to be loud, and I held Adley and plugged her ears. Sure enough...they both started crying when the horn was sounded. We gave it a few more tries and circumstances did not improve. Good try - let's go ride some tractors.