Numbers: 1 and 2
Monday we started our morning with circle time. Caleb loves it. He now runs in, tries to turn around his easel himself, and plops down on the ground in anticipation of a story. We reviewed our board, and red a book about Elmo going to the potty. The book is great for matching, identifying, colors, counting etc, and it was a steal for 4.99 at Ollies. Throughout the book we talked about how Elmo was red, and Caleb fell in love with a page with different balls on it. We talked about that page for a good 10 minutes. After the book we decided to let Clifford (I could not find my Elmo), the big RED dog sit on the potty. We pretended like he went pee, and cheered for him.Caleb then had to sit on the potty while holding Clifford and said "I pee potty YAY" :).
We then laced cheerios (circles). He enjoyed this activity but I think he enjoyed eating the cheerios more, so did miss Mckinlee.
After the cheerios we examined a real apple. We talked about what it felt life, what color it was, and that it is shaped circular. Mckinlee tried to eat it.
Large motor play that day was spent in the garage since it was so ugly out. We had fun kicking the red soccer ball into the goal, and jumping up and down. Ring around the Rosey is now a huge hit as well.
I also allowed Caleb to work on some fine motor skills while nursing Mckinlee later that day. I gave him red poker chips (circles), and hi piggy bank, and a saltines box. I cut a slit in the saltines box, and also a square opening at the bottom. He was able to practice placing the chips in both the piggy bank and the box. Huge cheap hit.