April 29, 2008
April 25, 2008
Here's the back of the lapbook. A trains lapbook would not be complete without Thomas the Tank Engine somewhere in it...hehe.
#1 The Little Engine that Could
#2 Choo-Choo the Runaway Engine
#3 The Little Red Caboose
#4 Trains (Usborne Discovery Series)
A fun train board game for your family is Ticket to Ride. The box says ages 8+ but we use it with our boys to practice counting to 100, matching colors, learning sequence and map reading. We'll still have to wait a few years before they actually play the game.
Old Steam Trains Pictures
Huge Collection of Train Printouts
April 24, 2008
So that's what we did. ;-)
Then we ate lunch at The Choo-Choo Diner. A Santa Fe-diesel engine delivered us the food!
"I love trains!"
April 19, 2008
April 18, 2008
April 15, 2008
I'll be posting pictures of our finished lapbook, list of train-related books that we love and activities.
Dad went on to explain Caleb the Lord looks at our heart and not just the words that we say, so He could be very pleased with Noah's simple prayer.
It made me wonder if our prayers are so long that he feels that's how it should be...hummmm.
After a few weeks I'm starting to see big improvements in our home. Even my husband asked "what book did you read recently about cleaning?". ;-)
April 09, 2008
How fun!! They come in four different sizes from 1 inch to 4. We went back and measured his chosen items this time with the worms. I got these at a bargain price at the local school supplies store. Our tub is not as big as this one but it was more than enough for the 2 boys.
Another resource we are using is this workbook from Usborne's First Learning Series. We will be slowly working through it for the next two weeks.This workbook gives other fun ways to measure by using "blocks", "cans", "newspapers", "hands", "steps". I'm planning to use a different one every day.
For a break from all the measuring, today we found all the birds in the story in our bird's field guide book.
April 04, 2008
Beads and Straws: copy patterns made or create your own.
Match cards: objects in black/white with correct color cards
April 03, 2008
There's nothing like looking into my little boys and see the smile on their faces and spark in their eyes when they know they "got it"!
Today we played our first "Mystery Letter Game". I had Caleb draw a line on his white board and I call out a letter from the "jump frog letters" for him to write ( I know some of this won't make sense if you have not seen the program).
When Noah saw us playing, he ran to his room to get his white board and guess what??? he can write the letters too!
We give HWT two big thumbs up!