I am not going to get Daphne a toy for every week (because wow, that girl has too much of EVERYTHING) but I did take advantage of the 70% off toys sale at Target last week (may still be going on…) and I got her 4-5 very inexpensive toys, one of which was a doctor set. Daphne LOVES playing DR. so I know she’ll love it when I give this to her next week for D week!

Some special things we have planned for this week:
snacks: carrots, cereal (she’ll be excited to eat that for snack instead of breakfast) cookies (that we make together) and for dessert one night cake that we make together. She’s VERY into baking and cooking with me and it’s sad to say but I’m normally in such a rush that she doesn’t get to help much. I love doing this activities every week that guarantee that i SLOW DOWN and enjoy playing and being with Daphne. I know that one on one attention is something that she loves and will be harder to come by once baby #2 arrives.

activities: children’s museum and maybe the play place at cherry creek mall.
C week is pretty easy to come up with things to do and eat!

I am not going to get Daphne a toy for every week (because wow, that girl has too much of EVERYTHING) but I did take advantage of the 70% off toys sale at Target last week (may still be going on…) and I got her 4-5 very inexpensive toys, one of which was a doctor set. Daphne LOVES playing DR. so I know she’ll love it when I give this to her next week for D week!

Some special things we have planned for this week:

snacks: carrots, cereal (she’ll be excited to eat that for snack instead of breakfast) cookies (that we make together) and for dessert one night cake that we make together. She’s VERY into baking and cooking with me and it’s sad to say but I’m normally in such a rush that she doesn’t get to help much. I love doing this activities every week that guarantee that i SLOW DOWN and enjoy playing and being with Daphne. I know that one on one attention is something that she loves and will be harder to come by once baby #2 arrives.

activities: children’s museum and maybe the play place at cherry creek mall.

C week is pretty easy to come up with things to do and eat!

review from last week:

I now babysit a friend’s 2 kids (4.5 year old and 3 year old) one day a week- so we are going to do most of our projects on that day each week (usually tuesdays) the 3 year old isn’t AS interested but the 4 year old loves it and that helps Daphne get more excited about it too.

the first thing we did was spread out all my 190 of my random letters. At first, Daphne had a hard time finding A’s but she caught on after a couple of turns. It was so exciting to see her learn.

We also used dried beans to fill in the letter a to learn it’s shape. this activity wasn’t AS successful, but i think they enjoyed it.

we then practiced writing which was harder for Daphne then I figured it would be but she did catch on and she drew a few letter a’s on her own in the end.

we used water colors to color in the [a] for this week and the kids all really liked that.

we ate apples for snack afterwards and that concluded A week!

uppercase B letter writing exercise.

uppercase B letter writing exercise.

last week I realized that I needed to differentiate between uppercase and lowercase. the random letter bag i bought off etsy is all uppercase- but all my art projects were lowercase. So this week i’m including both.
Also, Daphne is really good at writing D’s but she definitely had trouble last week with her lowercase a’s so I created more practice lines.

last week I realized that I needed to differentiate between uppercase and lowercase. the random letter bag i bought off etsy is all uppercase- but all my art projects were lowercase. So this week i’m including both.

Also, Daphne is really good at writing D’s but she definitely had trouble last week with her lowercase a’s so I created more practice lines.

lowercase B for coloring (today we’re using water colors)

lowercase B for coloring (today we’re using water colors)

for coloring! (i’ll also post one of these each week)
or in our case today… i think water colors :)

for coloring! (i’ll also post one of these each week)

or in our case today… i think water colors :)

i made this template for learning to write letters- I’ll post the new one every week! let me know if you have trouble printing it off and I’ll figure out another way to post it. You should be able to just right click it or drag it to your desktop and then print.

i made this template for learning to write letters- I’ll post the new one every week! let me know if you have trouble printing it off and I’ll figure out another way to post it. You should be able to just right click it or drag it to your desktop and then print.

i bought 2 sets of these awesome letters from an etsy seller and they arrived yesterday. I already had scrabble tile holders i bought awhile ago, so I originally wanted these for when Daphne got older and was learning to spell- but realized they would be perfect for this ABC thing I’m doing now. Each week, I am going to lay out all of these tiles on the table and she has to pick out the letter for the week among all the other ABC’s. Since her name starts with D, she LOVES finding D’s but hasn’t gotten into identifying other letters as much and I think this will help http://www.etsy.com/listing/89175527/vintage-game-pieces-alphabet-tile-pieces

i bought 2 sets of these awesome letters from an etsy seller and they arrived yesterday. I already had scrabble tile holders i bought awhile ago, so I originally wanted these for when Daphne got older and was learning to spell- but realized they would be perfect for this ABC thing I’m doing now. Each week, I am going to lay out all of these tiles on the table and she has to pick out the letter for the week among all the other ABC’s. Since her name starts with D, she LOVES finding D’s but hasn’t gotten into identifying other letters as much and I think this will help http://www.etsy.com/listing/89175527/vintage-game-pieces-alphabet-tile-pieces

letter A snacks/treats

- apples

- apple sauce

- apple juice

- make an apple pie together

- asparagus

- apricots

[another good option are avocados, which i wish daphne liked]

i found this little source for foods A-Z which is helpful.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_food_starts_with_letter_A_to_Z

make the letter A, in the shape of an apple using foam- Daphne LOVES gluing things so i think she’ll really like this. see more details at: http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2010/09/letter-for-apple.html

make the letter A, in the shape of an apple using foam- Daphne LOVES gluing things so i think she’ll really like this. see more details at: http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2010/09/letter-for-apple.html