Art...We love to paint, color, cut, paste, and sticker allll kinds of things...
|A picture she colored me for my birthday|
|Working on a Halloween project|
|Doing some free hand drawing|
|Painting fun with cookie cutters|
|Making a puppet show theater|
|Working at her easel|
Cooking... Isabelle loves to help me cook and this gives us plenty of opportunities to talk about healthy foods, colors, shapes, measuring, counting, and of course kitchen safety...
|Stiring up some muffin batter|
|Making a peanut butter and jelly|
|Rolling out cookie dough|
|Making her own pizza|
|Cutting up some lettuce for salad|
|Icing Halloween cookies|
Field Trips... We like to try to find opportunities for learning during our family outings and trips...
|Digging for Dinosaur bones at the Miami Metro Zoo|
|Learning about mining at a cave in Indiana|
|Finding shells at the beach|
|Checking out local art at a Palm Beach courtyard|
|Learning about fish|
|Making friends with animals at a petting zoo|
|Learning how to milk a cow at the South Florida Fair|
|Learning that bears stink while at the zoo|
Imaginative play...Isabelle learns a lot of things by playing with her many toys...
|Setting up her animals for a show|
|Tea party with Mr. bear|
|Playing with daddy|
|She loves to play games|
|Dressing up and pretending|
Responsibility....she has been learning how to help with chores, take care of her baby brother, do things for herself, and pick up after herself...
|Cleaning the windows|
|Brushing her own teeth|
|Sorting the recycling|
|Helping to dress her baby brother|
|Gotta brush those teeth|
|Giving Jude his pacy|
Reading, writing, colors, and numbers...Isabelle likes to work on making letters in her various workbooks, have books read to her, play matching games, and even try out some computer activities...
|Reading a book|
|working on letters|
|Daddy, reading a book|
|Playing with her TAG reader|
|Playing a computer game|
|Riding her bike|
|Lots of swimming|
|Playing at the park|
|running at the beach|
|Taking a walk on the golf course|
|Getting a lesson on butterflies|
|Taking a walk with dad|
|Out on her 3 wheeler|
|Climbing at the park|
|Cruising on her bike|
She has learned so much from all this, but I would like for her to have a few more things to do that are closer in line with a real school. So, after combing my new best friend pinterest, I came across the website Oopsy Daisey. The blog features printable themed lesson plan packets that have a letter, number, and color of the week that correspond to that weeks theme. There are activities, songs, games, snacks, and worksheets provided that you can use to fill your week with things from that theme. So, I downloaded a few and we are going to give them a try. I will then report back our progress each week on what I am calling, Mommy School Saturday. Starting Monday we will take on Z is for Zoo. Stay tuned or check out the website if you would like to follow along and share your journey with your little one.