The Boy And The Quilt by Shirley Kurtz, which, to be honest, wasn't my favorite choice. I did let Mommy read it once a day or so, and I had fun with the activities, mostly from The Itty-Bitty Bookworm curriculum.
I also liked reading:
- The Josefina Story Quilt (I Can Read Book 3) by Eleanor Coerr. Mommy was surprised I enjoyed this one so much, since it's a fairly long chapter book, but I asked for it over and over.
- Geraldine's Blanket by Holly Keller. This was my favorite!
For a science experiment, we froze two cups of water. Then we wrapped one in a quilt and left the other out in the open. When the ice in the open cup was totally melted, we checked out the cup in the quilt. There was still a big block of ice in there! So we learned that quilts don't MAKE you warm, they just KEEP you warm.
We had some hot apple cider while wrapped in a blanket.
And had "quilt" bread...
And had a picnic on a quilt, 'cuz that's what you DO with quilts.
You also use them to cover up your little ponies so they'll be nice and warm when they sleep.
I practiced tracing squares onto foam and material, and then cutting them out.
I sorted out and counted quilt squares. There were 11 of the big squares and 12 of the small squares, since we've been studying the numbers 11 and 12.
I practiced sewing! First with pipe cleaner and hole-punched foam that I had pasted one of my quilt squares on.
Then with a hoop.
Mommy cut some slits into material and put it in a hoop. Then she taped a craft stick to some yarn so I could sew the yarn through the slits.
I cut up some yarn and glued the pieces onto a printing of my name - to look like stitches.
Mommy helped me finish it up. Here it is!
We made a "favorite things" paper quilt with pictures I picked out of some magazines. Mommy helped me cut the green duct tape and lay it out.
I practiced sorting jingle bells by size and color.
And we played "Ring the Bell" by throwing a bean bag (ziploc bag of beans in a sock) onto the snowflake, which was over a counter bell.
I made a snow painting with a marble and white paint in a pan.
And we sang "One little, two little, three little snowmen" with my 10 snowmen puppets. Then I cut them all up.
Here's my Strawberry Shortcake paper doll! I cut that baby up quick, by the way. (And that's Mommy's iPod Touch in my other hand - very cool! I haven't cut that up yet.)
I sorted snowmen shapes by size. Then I cut them up.
And worked on my name...
"G" was our letter of the week, so I did a Do-a-Dot picture of a goat.
I did a worksheet where you put a marker on the Gs. But we used flat glass marbles as markers, and I decided I should wrap them up in a quilt square instead of finishing the worksheet. It's not like I don't know my Gs.
I was supposed to paste G clipart onto a collage page, but I decided to cut it up instead.
Here's a brand new wipe-off book Mommy found at a thrift store - I've been practicing my alphabet on it!
And a new I Spy bag, also from a thrift store - with some really cool stuff inside! And letters and numbers, too.
I'll get the next week's stuff up as soon as I can...