But we did do a few things so I'll share them here.
|Ashlyn listens to the story, too.|
We did a craft, day two that went along with the story of Moses in the basket that lent itself to cutting practice. At first she was pretty awkward with the cutting.
But with a little help and a bit of practice. . .
She was much more comfortable and got used to using the scissors. That was super fun to watch her "get it."
We cut out a little basket out of brown construction paper
And she glued her green cut out pieces to "hide" the baby in the water!
We, talked, briefly, about what happened to the baby and how Pharaoh's daughter, an Egyptian princess (this caught her attention. . .) found the baby and took care of the baby as if it were her own. We practiced taking care of a baby, diapering, rocking and singing to the baby.
And that's it. No letter activities this week and out Bible stories ended there. We'll do that next week. But this is one reason why we've decided to do this, I guess. So many homeschooling friends told me it's fine if the week doesn't come together here and there. They will still learn. Really! And at 3 (and even 33 sometimes), play is learning. Our "school games" and stories and songs will continue next week. I did go to a consignment sale this week and bought this wall hanging that Claire loves and is TOTALLY homeschool geeky. She's asked me to change out the information every morning so far this week. It sits on her wall, and I think it was worth the couple bucks to take it home. Only problem, it's missing the velcro patch for Thursday. Figuring out what to do about this minor inconvenience.
We folded clothes, practiced buttoning shirts, did the dishes and made a complete mess of the kitchen. .
We visited had a barbecue with family and tried new things. The week wasn't a loss, despite my fears that I, somehow, screwed up this week. We didn't. We just learned different things. That's 100% ok.