Duo Letters of the Week: A and B

Today, I’m sharing with you our activities for the first two letters of the alphabetA and Bwhich we covered over the summer. May was a very busy month for us so a lot of our A and B activities were basically on the fly. We learned as life happens. 🙂 So here’s what we’ve done during those busy weeks:

A is for ART

Books and the Bible

We read our A books that week. 🙂 “Adventures with Arnold Lobel” is one of Timmy’s favorites. 🙂 The stories are both funny and informative! This collection has more than 10 short stories and I got it from a thrift book store (Book Sale) so it was a really good deal! 🙂 Eric Carle’s “Animals Animals” is a great book because it has poetry, rhymes, and colorful animal illustrations! “Dr. Seuss’s ABC” is a classic. Whenever we read it, we do it with a certain beat. 🙂

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For our Bible character of the week, we learned about Abraham and how God fulfilled His promise by giving him a son named Isaac. We learned about waiting for God’s perfect time. 🙂 We used these two videos to supplement our character study on Abraham. 🙂

God’s Story: Abraham from Crossroads Kids’ Club on Vimeo.

Kindergarten Year A Quarter 1 Episode 13: “Sarah’s Special Baby” from Sabbath School on Vimeo.

Writing

Since Timmy is getting interested in tracing lately, I made him do some tracing work but only for a short while so that the novelty wouldn’t wear off easily. 🙂 We still did his favorite exercise of forming words and much to my surprise he made an activity for me after! Haha! In the second photo, you would see that he wrote the same instructions I gave him “Write big A to complete the words.” He placed a blank before ___pple and ___irplane. After I answered it, he checked my work and gave mommy a “very good!” mark. 🙂

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Math:

I bought this book called “The Crayon Counting Book” for Timmy not knowing that the book is about even and odd numbers! It’s a rhyming book that shows different color shades while skip counting. 🙂 After reading it over and over again and explaining to Timmy how it works, I asked him to try doing the even numbers. Much to my surprise, he was able to do it! 🙂

Notice that this activity was not A-themed but since it was my son’s interest that week, I veered away from coming up with an A-themed math activity and indulged him on this one! I really love the flexibility that homeschooling gives us. 🙂

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Image courtesy of Amazon.com

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Arts and Crafts

We love doing art projects and our A week gave us the opportunity to do more! 🙂 We did an apple tree painting using Q tips, assorted shapes painting using tissue roll, and alphabet stamping using his rubber letters! 🙂 We did this sometime in May (during summer break) and around that time my husband and I were teaching art to our friends’ kids. We did the same art activities in those classes. 🙂

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We’ve always wanted to do Noah’s ark so for our crafts we re-imagined the Ark and placed lots of Animal stickers on it. 🙂 We didn’t achieve the two-by-two formation the way Noah did it. Timmy’s animals were pretty laid back, they preferred to just hang out around the ark instead of falling in line. 🙂

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B is for BEE

Books

We went Berenstain Bears binging that week! 🙂 Timmy loves any Berenstain Bears book. 🙂 They’re too funny! The stories are great and I personally love Papa Bear’s silliness. Haha! 🙂 “Barry the Fish with Fingers” and “Mr. Big” are awesome storybooks about accepting other people’s differences (in this case animal differences). 🙂 The Sandra Boynton books “Barnyard Dance,” “Belly Button Book,” and “Birthday Monsters” made us dance and laugh again. 🙂

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Instead of having a Bible character for the week, we focused on learning the books of the Bible. Timmy’s been watching Go Fish’s “Bible Book Bop” since he was two. But I think it was too fast for him to memorize it so I looked for another one and found the video below! I love that it has a Jason Mraz vibe to it. 🙂 The main reason why we wanted our son to memorize the books of the Bible is because we wanted him to easily find the Bible verses as he learns more about God’s Word. 🙂

Writing

B is for bunny! Timmy wanted to teach his bunny how to write B that’s why he’s there watching my little man show off his B-writing skills. 🙂 I really find it cute how kids talk to their toys and treat them as if they were real. The story of “The Velveteen Rabbit” is so true for children. 🙂

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Math

The previous week we learned about even numbers. We then moved on to odd numbers during our B week. 🙂 Again, it was not B-themed but this was what he was really interested in so that’s what we did! 🙂

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Arts and Crafts

B is for bubble wrap art! 🙂 Wrap a rolling pin or any stick with bubble wrap, dip it in paint, and just keep rolling! 🙂 Timmy enjoyed this activity so much we had to do it twice! 🙂

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We also did a Bee craft! 🙂 Timmy wanted to show it this time to LeBron James that’s why he’s in the picture. Haha! Too cute! My little crafter loved his finished product! 🙂

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There you have it! Our activities for letters A and B. 🙂 Will be sharing more in the coming weeks! 🙂 Ciao!

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