While Faith & I worked on summer review work, I helped Ben start on a whole project of nursery rhymes & fairy tales. We read tons of both and made a book of some of the titles we read. I had a bucket of fairy tale & nursery rhyme foam pieces, so we did pages for any title there were pieces for.
Ben traced the names of the titles and decorated each page with the foam pieces.
We did Hey Diddle Diddle:
For The Three Little Pigs, he cut out houses of straw, wood & bricks from scrapbook paper to put his piggies in:
For Little Bo Peep, he made a book page and we made different colored counting sheep on my Sizzix:
He liked the sheep math ie) Like, if 2 red sheep were playing and 3 blue sheep came along, how many sheep are there? And if 1 blue sheep ran away, how many are left? And 2 yellow sheep and 1 green sheep joined in, how many are there now?
For Goldilocks & the Three Bears, we made our final book page and Ben acted out the story, complete with gruff & squeaky voices:
We also worked on memorizing a few nursery rhymes. Ben is completely enthralled with making videos of himself and watching them on the computer. Plus, it's the grammar stage and repetition & recitation & narration are good things! These are Ben's dramatic renditions of Hey Diddle Diddle and Little Bo Peep:
What we read:
What we read:
Mary Engelbreit - Mother Goose
James Marshall - Goldilocks & the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs
Dara Goldman - Three Little Pigs
Iza Trapani - I'm a Little Teapot, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Mary Had a Little Lamb
David Gordon - The Three Little Rigs, The Ugly Truckling, Hansel & Diesel (these are fairy tales where all the characters are replaced with vehicles, Ben loved them!)