Friday, August 28, 2009

all about things that fly

This week was our first "official" week of pre-school homeschool learning that includes some guidelines for reference. Little J has had so much fun with this week's theme of Aviation & Astronomy!

Each activity we've done has incorporated a good bit of learning for our little sponge, and he doesn't even realize it because of all the fun playing involved.
Crafts we completed this week were two airplanes and a rocket (above) both crafts were very simple and they included several areas of learning while we were making them and playing with them. Big & Small concept, long and short concept, alphabet reinforcement, learning about things that fly, counting and grouping, shapes, and colors.
When we made the rocket above, we used a papertowel roll and two toilet paper rolls and covered them with white paper then used tape to attach them together and added a cone for the tip. Little J opted to put his fun puffy stickers on the rocket instead of color it, and since it's his creation - that's just fine :-) it's his fish rocket! We also have a space helment to make this weekend since we started our school week on Tuesday with big E's schedule.

We also read That's not my Plane several times this week and this is a touchy-feely board book that focuses on sense & sensation and aviation. Can't wait until next week to see how things go, this is a fun adventure for us all! Still working on our 'school resource room' and really hoping to join in with a local preschool homeschool co-op for a weekly activity in the next few weeks.


Kara said...

Sounds like a fun first week! I love those Usborne touchy feely books.

WackyMummy said...

Love the touchy feely books. Evan still likes to drag out the animal ones, and I thought they were just for babies! LOL. Glad he likes them though. =)

Brooke said...

Sounds like fun.. Love his papertowel roll rocket.... Lil Kiwi loves the touch and feel books..

Douglas, Jennifer, Brittany, Alexis & Nicholas Glover said...

That is so cute!