Saturday, September 10, 2011

Alphabet Fun - Letter Oo

Jenni is 4 years, 1 month

We were optimistic learning about the letter Oo. Here is some of what we did...

Bible Verse:
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. (Ephesians 6:1)

Oh, Look! (by Patricia Polacco)
OK Go (by Carin Berger)
Old Bear and His Cub (by Olivier Dunrea)
Olivia (by Ian Falconer)
One Ted Falls Out of Bed (by Julia Donaldson)
On Noah's Ark (by Jan Brett)
Our Library (by Eve Bunting)
Our Teacher's Having a Baby (by Eve Bunting)
Over in the Hollow (by Rebecca Dickinson)

And just for fun... Olivia Takes Ballet movie :)

Working on obedience is an ongoing process but we continue to strive for obeying the first time, every time, with a happy heart. My favorite response from Jenni is, "Mommy, sometimes it's so hard to listen the first time, but i do have a happy heart." :)

Owl Craft
Jenni painted three paper plates brown. After they dried, I cut the circles smaller so we didn't have a gigantic owl hanging out around the house. I cut one of the paper plates in half for the wings. Jenni taped the wings to the back of the body and then taped the head on top of the body. Here's some interesting facts about owls.

Owl Cookies
We baked peanut butter cookies, with Hershey's kisses for the eyes and butterscotch chips for the nose.

Owl Lapbook
(The lapbook goes along with Owl Babies by Martin Waddell.)
I never thought we would learn so much about owls...

 Jenni learned that owls are nocturnal, awake and active at night. She also learned different kinds of animals that are nocturnal - raccoons, bats, toads, etc.

 J learned that owls eat mice, insects and birds.
  Mother owls use twigs, leaves and feathers to make nests in trees. J had experience with this after observing two separate bird nests growing in our hanging baskets.
 We read many poems and songs about owls.

J learned that different owls make different sounds.

J learned new vocabulary words - raptor, talons and carnivore.

For more of what we did this week you can click here.

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