Friday, October 7, 2011

Weekly Wrap-up: Monsters

This was one of those weeks where Baby B was sick and Miss M wasn't that interested in her workboxes, so we only did them one day this week. We did read together every day and do math journals every day, and in our house that counts as a day of school.

2 Teaching Mommies has a really cute Monsters unit, and we did several of their activities including rolling and graphing monsters (I laminated the sheet so we just used dry erase markers):

Then an alphabet monster mash. Since Miss M knows the names of the letters, I called out the phonetic sounds and she had to swat the proper letter with the fly swatter. She only missed five, so this was a good review of what letters we still need to work with, as well.

Despite being sick, Baby B thought this looked like fun and spent quite a bit of his own time mashing the letter cards with the fly swatter.

We glued the parts of the leaf into our science journals, and discussed what each part did in the growth of the leaf.

We did some writing about apples using a modified bubble map we made together. I am starting to use bubble maps more with Miss M because they are easy to do and help her to organize the information she knows on each subject in a fun way.

That was basically our week. Next week we plan to delve into our Woodland Forest theme since everyone is now feeling better.

I am linking this to Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations and to the Weekly Wrap-up at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Stop by to see what others did with their week!


  1. Ah, I love this post! I think the flyswatter game may be just the thing to get M to have fun with learning letter sounds. I haven't found anything that he *really* enjoys yet, although some things he is ok with. Thank you so much for a wonderful idea!! :)

  2. Hahaha! Love the flyswatter. My kids went through a period of time when they only wanted to play with a feather duster!

  3. I love the idea with the fly swatter. I will have to file that away for when my girls are a little older. They would love something like that. I am a new follower from Preschool Corner. Vicky from


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