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Week 4 Wrap Up

This week and last week I have wished we had more time on a subject.  It's not because we are not finishing the lessons or that Little Dragon isn't understanding what we are doing.  It's because I have so many ideas once we get started for activities but we just don't have time to do everything.   

Jerry tells me that it is okay, I do more then an 3 year old even needs.  If I continue to try to do everything I will drive myself crazy.  He is right, of course.

Sensory
My original plan for a sensory activity this week was an edible zoo.  My plan changed when Little Dragon showed up at almost 11 in the same clothes with his face still painted from Tuesday.

I grabbed the zoo Lego's tied some ribbon from the shower rod and made a Zoo Tub!


Little Dragon loved this!  He was in the tub for an hour and we played as he called it 'friends' with the animals together.

I don't know why he is making this face but it was so adorable I had to post it. 
 Little Dragon did his share of growling behind bars. 

He also recognized the letter z!  Bonus! 


Triangles
Shapes are not a big focus of the lesson plan I am using so I usually wing it when it comes to shapes.  Last week I didn't remember to discuss it much in my blog or at home.  I made sure to remember this week.  

We ate pizza and naan which are shaped like triangles.


Watched a movie with magic triangles
and Little Dragon made a road with his triangles. 

Wednesday Little Dragon and I attempted to finish some lessons in his letter z folder but he had a very difficult time concentrating.  I was frustrated, he was frustrated.  We took a break from lessons for the rest of the day.  Little Dragon played pretend with Jerry. 
He was saving him from the monsters. 



We went over our Bible story every day this week and Little Dragon told me his own version of the story.  It was mainly about the dove he named Dracoon. I also remembered to go over our Bible verse each day.  

Craft
We did this craft to remember God's promise symbolized by a rainbow. 
Sticker Rainbow
Materials
  • Construction paper
  • Stickers in the color of the rainbow

Line the stickers up in the correct color order to make a rainbow.  This was a little complicated for Little Dragon so I drew lines as a guide. 


Alphabet
Little Dragon made a z using masking tape in his alphabet notebook then colored it.


We added an animal and the letter z to our map. 



Little Dragon made the letter z out of play dough. 











Stories
Little Dragon had many opportunities for story telling this week.  He was able to use the Noah's Ark magnets the whole week.
He pretended that someone stole the Zebra's stripes using the felt board.

We played out Put Me In The Zoo too. 

For the past month I have given Little Dragon tickets for doing good in preschool and recognizing the letter or shape we are learning about outside the classroom.  Each month I will set up a store for Little Dragon to pick things to buy with his tickets. 



Thursday we didn't do any preschool. I had to really push myself to complete some activities this week because we finally heard from Athena.  The conversation went well with her, then her bm called and that conversation did not go over well.  Jerry was able to see Athena for about an hour but I have been told to stay away.  Of course this brings a lot of emotions and stress.  I have had a hard time focusing on preschool and just want to sleep or numb my mind with stupid tv dramas that I don't have to think to watch. 

I pray this gets easier and is not effecting Athena.  We will see what happens as time goes by....





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