The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom: Preschool Week in Review - Thanksgiving

Friday, November 20, 2009

Preschool Week in Review - Thanksgiving

This week, alas, there was much slacking in our little home preschool. Ben had his own agenda, so as long as it wasn't television, I let a few things go.

He wanted to make a puzzle gallery again. Basically, he takes out every single puzzle we own that he can complete and sets them up all around the foyer & dining room. We get to visit like it's an art gallery to admire his creations.

He discovered a Max & Ruby workbook that I think I bought in Canada. He became quite intent on completing the whole book, so he worked on that whenever Faith was doing her seatwork. It was a little easy for him, but it did keep him quiet & happy.

Ben made a birthday card for Grandma and a sticker design on it. He enjoyed some more of the pom pom sorting & scooping from last week, then pretended he made us cookies to eat. He also earned the second stripe on his belt in taekwando and does the best splits out of his whole class, and Faith's too!

We started part of our Thanksgiving unit too. We made a mini book on Thanksgiving that I downloaded from DLTK. This is almost finished, as Ben decided he was done coloring for awhile and I didn't push the issue.

And we had lots of fun with a "design your own turkey" that I made him! I found the idea on My Montessori Journey and decided that we had to have one. Thankfully (haha!), I had all the supplies but the feathers which made it a very cost effective project. The same site has a wonderful button feather idea but I'm not sure my sewing skills are up to it. So for now, we opted for a foam turkey with feathers that clip on with clothespins.

Mr. Ben is very serious about his turkey decorating.

Tada! My little turkey with a decorated turkey! ;o)

Tell me he isn't cute:

A better photo of my turkey before Ben got to see him:

And as usual, we read lots of books. I tried to add our favorite Thanksgiving titles below and I plan to save a few other non-holiday favorites for our "What My Children Are Reading" post tomorrow.

Join us next week for more Thanksgiving fun!


1 comment:

  1. I love that turkey, but the prep is more than I am willing to undertake. Ben looks so cute with his turkey. Your selection of Thanksgiving books is pretty impressive :)



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