Rainbow Writing Sensory Bags

Hi! I'm Leslie- a homeschooling momma to an almost 5 year old girl (seriously cant believe I just typed that) and 17 month old boy.  The 2 are as different as night and day.  I share our adventures here to both inspire learning at home and chronicle our lives, because honestly, I never started the baby books and my kids will just have to look back on their childhood through this blog......

Preschool: Cactus Math and Other Desert Fun

"Momma, we live in the woods."This has been one of my preschooler's recent observations, and I think it is because she's really understanding different climates as we have been enjoying our Desert Discovery box from Mother Goose Time.  As we studied the Mojave Desert this week, we had some special fun learning about Cacti.  Cactus SimulationMy girl had never really seen cactus...

Creating Caterpillar Patterns

I don't know about you, but it has been raining ALL month long here. However we still have tons of fun when we are stuck indoors thanks to our preschool curriculum: Mother Goose Time.  We've looked at all the parts of a tree including the trunk, roots, and branches, but on this particular day, we studied LEAVES.Our day began with the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.In...

Writing with Shaving Cream

I'll never forget my 3rd grade Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Carrier.It was in her class that we practiced our spelling words every week with shaving cream.I think it was on Wednesdays... could have been Tuesdays.  I might have forgotten the day,but never what we did.Today I had the privledge of watching my girl practice her letters in shaving cream.I wonder if she will remember today 20+...

Literacy with Mother Goose Time

This is my 100th post about our Mother Goose Time adventures!We have loved our Ocean Commotion unit from Mother Goose Time!Each month we receive 20 discovery bags about our unit, and each bag is filled with items to make art, crafts, games for math, and literary devices and games.Here are some of our favorite literary tools they send us each month.BOOKSWe receive 2 books each month.  One is...

Preschool Astronomer

Astronomer.That is what Avaleigh became this first week as we studied the SUN, the MOON, and STARS with our SPACE unit from Mother Goose Time.Our week started with studying STARS and constellations.MGT sent us these glow in the dark stars in a variety of sizes and Avaleigh had to match them to the correct size on the constellation.We then did a STEAM station of punching out circles to be stars...

Preschool: Literacy Scavenger Hunt

We finished our dinosaur unit today with a literacy activity that Mother Goose Time sends each month.  It's called Word Puzzles.  MGT sends some words with blanks for missing letters and using little word cards, the child recognizes which letter should go in the blank. How can you tie in dinosaurs into this activity?Using the Teacher Guide, MGT suggested to remind learners that as...

Emergent Writing: My Little Journal

"Emergent writing “means that children begin to understand that writing is a form of communication and their marks on paper convey a message” (Mayer, 2007, p. 35). Emergent writing progresses along a developmental continuum. Reading and writing develop simultaneously and are interrelated. The relationship between reading and writing is bidirectional (Mayer, 2007) such that reading facilitates...

Writing Her Name…All On Her Own!

 She's growing leaps and bounds yall.  On Leg day during our Mother Goose Time unit on About My Body, Sweet Pea and I read the book Whose Knees are These? After reading, I asked her what she used her legs for, and recorded her responses in this short little video.I love that she said cooking.  I know that her kitchen is right there, but we do cook a LOT together in the...