Alphabet Adventure: K & L Week
Hello and goodbye to K & L week!! I am posting after the fact as we are preparing for VBS around here. It’s getting a little crazy!! It was hard to come up with great K things to do but after searching high and low we managed to have a fun few days. Of course, you cannot have K week without a little kite flying! So we purchased a Star Wars Kite and will fly this weekend since we got rained on all week!! Our devotion will be from Faith-Filled Moments on using kite-flying to help them understand the ups and downs that life brings and how to have steady hope in the midst of them. That’s on the books for tomorrow! We did our K art by making silver and gold glitter glue keys. I also purchased some mini-koosh balls in assorted colors and we got the tongs out and some little dishes and the kids had to sort the balls with the tongs by color. I got this idea from Counting Coconuts. I left this on the table all week & was so shocked at how many times the kids went back to this one. I have already bought more items for other letters to keep this up! I printed out a kaleidoscope puzzle sheet from dltk teach for the kids to work with tomorrow morning. BUT, what was I most excited about? We did an all out in home karate session (to kung fu panda music!!), it was fantastic- we should have watched Kung Fu Panda but we ran out of time!! AND, best for last, we did kitchen utensil painting: potato mashers, meat hammers, pizza cutters, slotted spatulas, and more. This was VERY fun! Of course I have been using my K days as a great excuse to dish out extra kisses on those sweet boys!!
K books from the Library: The Secret Life of Walter Kitty by Barbara Jean Hicks, A Place Called Kindergarten by Jessica Harper, The King, The Mice, and the Cheese by Nancy & Ric Gurney, Kitty’s Cuddles by Jane Cabrera, When I was King by Linda Ashman, Knitting Nell by Julie J. Roth, Welcome to Kindergarten by Anne Rockwell, Ridiculous Knock-Knocks by Chris Tait (Logan is really into Knock Knock Jokes!!), Kittens! Kittens! Kittens! by Susan Meyers, Pascual and the Kitchen Angels.
For our L days we have been focusing on LOVE!!! I am most excited about our devotion time tomorrow. I’m going to have the kids find objects from all over the house and we are going to each go around saying what we think God’s love is like (such as God’s love is like a t-shirt b/c it covers me). I love hearing how they relate to God and what they think of Him, and even more I love to give them opportunity to voice it. We wrote letters to some long distant (but very loved!!) friends to tell them how much we love them–for M week, we have scheduled a tour of the mailroom so they will get to mail their letters next week. I printed out a lion counting picture to use with magnets & baking sheet from Make Learning Fun that was really cute for our morning time. This took some serious cutting work but I printed out the lady bug & leaf vocab cards from Make Learning Fun and laminated them. Logan is LOVING these!! There are over 20 cards, each one has and ending such as -ot and has 4 ladybugs per card with rhyming words. I mix all the bugs up and he has to find the corresponding word ending and read out the words. This has been a favorite for him as he loves showing off his new reading skills!! And, Lakeshore Learing has started their 20% off sale for all school supplies so I bought their lacing alphabet letters (you can make these but it was worth my time to just buy with VBS coming up!!!!), so we have been doing some lacing for L! Last, we did a listening exercise. I just got Andrew Peterson’s Resurrection Letters CD and it has some awesome lyrics so I had Logan & Bennett listen for specific phrases & lyrics in the song “Love is a Good Thing.” We were able to talk about how “there is no fear in love but perfect love drives out fear.” Some great conversations came out of this. There is lots and lots of loving going on around here. It’s a good good fruit of the Spirit to practice
L books from the Library: Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus, Did I Tell You I Love You Today? By Deloris Jordan, Lemons are Not Red by Laura Seeger, Who Loves the Little Lamb? by Lezlie Evans, Leopold the Liar of Leipzig by Francine Prose, We’re Going on a Lion Hunt adapted by Margery Cuyler, Love is a Handful of Honey by Giles Andreae, The Good Lion by Beryl Markham, Lunch Money and Other Poems About School by Carol D. Shields, That’s What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting, Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo & Harry Bliss, Leo the Lightning Bug by Eric Drachman. We brought out our Llama llama series as well.