She really has a lot of fun and just like Mackenzie, loves to "do school." I enjoy having that one on one time with her and I think she does too. I think it helps keep our minds off missing Mackenzie all day. ;)
We started with the story of Creation which gives us a chance to focus on numbers and colors. She has her colors down, so the numbers and of course the Bible story were our real focus. She was super excited to have a daily notebook like Mackenzie. We started with the pledges to the US and Texas flags. After a couple of weeks now, she is starting to point out the flags when she sees them around town. I LOVE that! Next in the notebook is the months of the year and days of the week songs. By the end of the first day she was almost getting all of the days in the right order. Practice, practice, practice! ;) Then books of the Bible, ABC's and then weather and date. She really likes using the marker to circle the date and weather. I am not making her trace/write anything because she's just not ready for that yet.
Bible: Creation Story
Day 1 - God made light. Simple craft using the printables from Hubbard's Cupboard. She LOVED gluing it down!
Day 2 - God made sky and seas. Again, LOVES glue!
Day 3 - God made flowers, plants and trees. She cut the strips for the grass and helped crinkle the tissue paper. She's not too familiar with scissors, so that was interesting but that's why we are doing this!
Each day we focused on a number to correspond with that day's story. She likes tracing the numbers using Confessions of a Homeschooler's printables that I laminated.
The colors were similar to the numbers in that we talked about a certain color depending on the day of creation. I accidentally went out of order and we colored the yellow sheet on day one, but that's ok. We also went on "color hunts" around the house to find different things from the particular color we were studying.
Arts & Crafts:
For Day 1 - Day and night, we did a black and white collage.
She didn't really want to actually string the beads, so we laid our patterns on the floor. And of course, you can't work with these bead without trying to stack them too. We learned that we can stack much higher if we work on the wood floor rather than the carpet.
We've taken our time with this and since she goes to preschool twice a week, we don't have our preschool every day, so it's taken a few weeks to finish this unit. We finished all 7 days of Creation yesterday, so I'll post days 4-7 later this week or next.