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Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Beginnings Of A Bookworm

This week, we finally started a more structured program. I've been sort of grappling here and there trying to figure out where to go from here because Zorro is sort of in between 2 & 3. He's getting bored quickly with some things and ready to be challenged with others but it's a fine line. You know what I mean.... I don't want to push him but I do want to challenge him.


So as you may know I've been wanting Itty-Bitty Bookwork's Curriculum for while now. I knew it was JUST what we needed but at the time it wasn't something we could do. We finally have Itty-Bitty Bookworm and as I already knew, it is PERFECT for us! PER-FECT!


Zorro loves this literature based curriculum just as much as I do! The activities, material, structure and program is amazing! It's not too much to do on any given day and the activities vary along with the material and focus. It is a very complete curriculum and we are THRILLED to finally be using it!


I will be blogging about some of what we do during the weeks in addition to our CRAFTivities and Kid Trips. So you'll get to see first hand how great this curriculum is and what my little dude it learning! It's been a long time since I did these kids of posts huh?


This week we took it easy and acclimated ourselves to the new curriculum and schedule (which I am still working on). Our focus was LEARNING ABOUT MYSELF AND MY FRIENDS.

Zorro told me his favorite things about himself where his bewwly (belly), ears and arms. LOL


We made this "face" mask:
Zorro did a great job doing ALL of the cutting and gluing himself. I cut a half circle in the red paper and what you see was what he was able to "follow" of my lines. I think he did fantastic!






For our cooking project this week we made these faces:
Let me tell you, it was NO easy task getting him to make that face. Most of the toppings ended up in have "favorite bewwy." Now I know why it's his fave.




Zorro's Cookie & Mommy's Example Cookie


It was also fitting that since we were starting this literature based curriculum that we should go to the OC Children's Book Festival!
We hear stories, met Clifford and MORE!






 10 POINTS FOR THE FIRST PERSON TO GUESS WHO THIS AUTHOR IS!


We also did some offshoots of this theme and a great name activity that I will post separately.


Hang in there with me while I get some structure here and re organize everything! My preschool posts will get more organized each week as I figure out how I want set them up.

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mommytoalot said...

Sorry..i've not a clue as to who that author is.
Your Zoro is very talented for his age. Love his craft...we enjoy doing faces on a stick..but I must confess we do more crafts at play groups..
Love the cookies as well...and your theme..it's the same theme for our BF playgroup ..the moms even have a little half hour class on friendships for your child.

Susana said...

I'm glad you got this!

You had a great week with it too!

We got Itty Bitty Bo's Year Two about 3 weeks ago and have been using it as well. I can't tell you what fun we've had, how much I LOVE this curriculum, and what a time/lifesaver it's been for me after the baby.

This is the way to go and we will be an Itty Bitty Preschool from here on out too! Which year are you using and is it Bo or Bailey?

Ticia said...

Author of Fancy Nancy? I don't know her name.

I"m so glad you were finally able to get the Bookworms curriculum. It looks like you had a great first week.

Tara Rison said...

I am thrilled that you and Zorro had fun! I love his puppet ~ too cute!
I am going to add a link to your blog on my website and blog. Thanks for a wonderful post!

Susana,
You are so sweet! Thank you for your encouragement and kind words. It truly means a lot!

 
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