The girls' art project for the week including a quick review of the five elements of shape which they previously learned from Brookes' Drawing With Children. Then as a warm up for the year, I challenged them to write their names in block letters and fill them in with different elements.
This is the example that I did for Jessie. She agreed to give art a try if I did the projects as well and posted my pictures online with hers.
Here is one of Jessie's letters.
Benny completed this hot air balloon project using construction paper, Sharpie markers, and a white soft pastel.
Henry and I read lots of picture books. He was able to correctly match up all of the letters that we covered last year but couldn't remember the name of the letters D and E. We worked on those letters this week. He also remembered the numbers 1-5 from last year and is close to counting up to twenty. Having activities for him to do alone and with each of his siblings made the week run much more smoothly.
He and Benny got a lot of mileage out of the noodle sections that I cut on Thursday. Using them with both our beach ball and a balloon. It was great to see them all playing together and having fun with far less quarrels and bickering than this summer.