Saturday, August 30, 2008


We learned about the letter 'I' this past week
Here is one of the books we read about the letter 'I'
Showing me what he is reading...oooohh... Inchworms!
'Lyza Jane's turn to read the book
She is very interested in this page...

We made letter 'I' pancakes today for breakfast!
Here is Hayd's plate with his edible 'I's'

He likes pouring lots of syrup on his pancakes!
(I can't blame him)

'Lyza Jane 'Cheeezzzzzin' for the pic with her pancakes
Hayden gives the edible 'I' pancakes two thumbs up!
(after he finished them completely of course)

I wish I could take credit for this one below but it was

all Hayden's Genius Idea!
We had talked about Igloo's eariler in the day...
next thing I know while I'm cooking dinner is he
is yelling at me, 'Mom look at my IGLOO!'
I couldn't believe he had thought of making an igloo all by himself
out of the couch cushions nevertheless!!
I was impressed to say the least...
and had to run to get my camera!

Peeking out of his Hayden's IGLOO
He said he was a penguin in his IGLOO home!
ha ha :-)

We painted letter 'I's' one day and he made this pic for his friend Meara

Hayden making his 'Ice-Cream' cones art project
using construction paper and glue
'Lyza Jane making her 'Ice-Cream' cones project
Proud Artists showing their work
Hayden did really good with no help at all
I'm soo proud!

'Lyza Jane did really well too all by herself, but I think her Ice-Cream picture is of SPILLED Ice Cream. This is her saying..."CHHEEEEEZZEEEEE" for the camera!

Hayden coloring his Igloo pic and the letter 'I' for his friend Olivia
'Lyza Jane is not coloring the letter 'I' today
Shes coloring a picture of Curious George mailing a letter ~
We are gonna send it to Olivia in the mail.

Really into his COLORING...
Finished with our letter 'I' for Igloo coloring sheet.

Now we just have to mail it to his friend Olivia in Colorado!

So for the past week we have been learning about the letter ' I '.
Everyday I have tried to do some sort of project or artwork that incorporates the letter 'I' somehow. Hayden wants to turn the capital letter 'I' sideways and call them 'H's" instead!! ha ha
So I'm sure he has been a little confused when I turn it right side up
and say no it is the letter 'I'.
I never realized though just how confusing the letters can be since I don't really remember learning them myself when I was little.
I mean the letter 'M' is the the letter 'W' if you turn it upside down!
I can see where my poor son would start to scratch his head.
Anywho, we have had some fun trying to learn about
things that start with the letter 'I' like~ ICE CREAM!!
(But I didnt get any pics of them eating their
Ice Cream cones this week! I forget to take pics sometimes)
We may try to stick to a different letter a week or stretch it longer
than a week if Hayden is having any confusion with a letter.
He starts Kindergarten next year and I want him to know all
his letters of the alphabet with confidence!
Hope you enjoyed our Letter 'I' week pics~
Somer Jane

PS. I'd like to give a shout-out to my friend Heather who
has inspired me in a positive way to be more creative in
Hayden's preschool learning at home.
She is trying to home-school her daughter Meara
and it has inspired me to do even more creative learning than what I have been doing in the past using puzzles, flashcards and workbooks.
I like using the mix of everything and I know the kids are enjoying it too!

1 comment:

Christina said...

You are such a good mommy! I love the painting idea and I am going to try that with Koen to help him learn his K's!