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Week 2 Wrap Up

The end of the week always seems so busy!  I feel like I am trying to get everything finished and put together by the weekend.  I have my plan set out but this week, full of stress and sleepiness, I wasn't able to finish everything on my to do list.

Busy Bags
Thursday was all about busy bags!   While I prepared breakfast Little Dragon played with blocks.
I picked blocks because they are squares.  We are practicing squares this week and on his own Little Dragon identified both the letter x and the letter g.

 He stacked the blocks at first then brought his desk over to make a castle.  He asked for 'guys' to play with too.

The second busy bag the foam garden.

Since I cut up the foam flower I wanted to use them for more then just the tub.  This morning I made the time.  I put craft sticks and hard foam rectangle on a cookie sheet.  I attempted to stack all of the flowers but they kept falling or Little Dragon would knock them down.

After I set up the busy bag I walked away so Little Dragon could explore the items on his own.  His first question was "what is this?"  I told him it was there for him to play with it.  He asked if he could make music and began using the craft sticks as drum sticks.  Then he asked if he could break the sticks I encouraged him not to.

He stared at it.  I said the flowers have a hole in the middle, do you think anything will fit in there?  He reviewed the items and then placed a flower on the craft stick, then another and another.  But the hole in the flower was a bit bigger then the jumbo craft stick so when he tried to set it down they would slide off.
Then I stuck one in the hard foam for an example. 
And Little Dragon set to work on creating.
And creating...
A bit more with his tongue out. :)
He finished!  Before I could ask what it was he said "Look at the cake!"
Then he began singing happy birthday to himself.
He took a couple flowers off the sticks and served himself and me some 'cake'.

Looks great! 
Friday morning I took the sticks and flowers out of the foam and set up the invitation again.  This time he made a car wash for his cars out of the items.  I did not get any  pictures though :/.

Between Thursday and Friday Little Dragon finished his g folder.  There was some matching, more coloring, rhyming, and the letter g project.

Letter g project
Little Dragon really enjoyed this activity.  The idea was to make a garden on the letter g with fingerprint flowers.  I demonstrated one flower and let Little Dragon loose with the ink pads.  He did a great job with his fingerprints.  None were smeared or randomly all over the paper.  He traced the g with his finger prints.  When he decided he had plenty of prints I gave him the marker and said to draw a line under each print.  He followed instructions well, until he he had put a line under all prints but was not finished with the marker.  He wanted to color the g.  He did a bit then decided he was finished.
When this was finished together we cut the letter g out and it is now hanging on the fridge.

To end the week Little dragon picked out a rectangle and I drew a flower on it and wrote letter g on it for our Explorers Map. He stuck it on right above the first weeks. 

For our snack Thursday I made flowers out of grapes.  I also included square crackers.  We had something that started with the letter g everyday this week.  

G food list

  • Grapes
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Garlic Bread
  • Garlic pasta
  • Grape juice
  • Grapefruit
  • Grits

There are 3 projects/activities that we were not able to complete at the end of the week because Spencer was picked up a bit early.  I am hoping to squeeze them in Monday night after our regular Monday schedule.  We will see how it goes. 


  1. That "birthday cake" was a creative idea on his part! I love his look of concentration as he was building!

  2. I was surprised when he said it was a cake. He did place each piece purposefully.
    Thank you Emma for the comment!


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