Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sight Words and Magnets

We are working on sight words with Blueberry. Hands-on activities help keep her engaged more than tracing, though she is getting better at tracing. She likes to copy the words from the word cards with the magnet letters.

To make the most of your magnet board (or refrigerator) use magnetic photo pockets or print word cards on magnetic paper. I found both on There are many places to find printable word cards and you may have some already.

I bought the ones in the photo pockets in this picture. The Two Letter Tulips are from File Folder Fun. The wooden letters are Melissa an Doug.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Summer Fun

Our days are filled with picnics, parks and water play. Blueberry has started some preschool again because she wanted to. I started talking about school starting again and she didn't want to wait until fall. Her vocabulary expands daily and she is starting to recognize words so I am taking advantage of her enthusiasm. She is starting to understand number values and has been doing minus 1 subtraction. 

Tiger (a.k.a. Buggaboo) has started signing "milk" and "up". He has a definite "affirmative" sound when I ask him a question. His needs are easy to figure out. He is an incredibly mellow and smiley little boy. Or should I say "big boy". He is huge. He is in the 95%ile for height. We are pretty sure he is going to be taller than Blueberry by the time he is 2 years old. He is rolling over and trying to push himself into other directions. He likes to observe everything and giggles at his sister.

Coffee with Blueberry and Nonna (my mom)

Beading Bracelets

Making new play rice. Mixing the colors together.

treasure discovery bottle
If you have treasure, you must have a treasure map!

Confetti discovery bottle.

Tummy time.

Two Letter Tulips printed on magnetic paper.

Having fun at the MOPS Splash and Play event.

Blueberry picking at Big Bend Berries in Roseburg

"Mommy I'm a hard worker!"