There were a lot of good things and a lot of not so good things about our month. We had a lot of fun with all of the activities, but I overbooked us for sure! Below is a recap of everything we did this month. All of the activities can be found on our Pinterest board as well and more information regarding materials needed can be found in our preview post.
We actually started off the month with a fun field trip to a local park to learn about some animals – lizards, turtles, and snakes! Savanna wanted to hold everything and we learned a lot! After the class, she was able to paint her own snake.
Once we got back, we were able to start off our “All About Me” month with some loose parts and creating our name from them. We also made a placemat using our handprints. And the biggest surprise of the day was from our journal entry – Savanna knew how to write all of the letters of her name! We had been practicing writing letters but we had never tried her name before.
I also decided to introduce a new Spanish book – 52 Weeks of Family Spanish. It’s a great way to incorporate a little bit of Spanish every day.
We worked on some body measurements for a little bit of math practice. We traced her hands and feet. She then guessed how many blocks long her hands and feet are. We stacked the blocks and counted. Finally, we talked about the difference between our guess and the actual amount – addition, subtraction, which is larger, etc.
We ended the week tracing Savanna on butcher paper. We used it throughout the week to label body parts in Spanish and for our week focusing on our five senses.
Speaking of five senses, we used this awesome activity pack from Kindergarten Smiles. We labeled the parts of our body responsible for our senses. We made a flip book to identify different things our senses can do. We also called all our family to find out what color eyes everyone had so we could graph it and see what color had more (we have no green eyes in our family!).
We created a map of our city to play with. We set up some of our play houses the map and drove cars around on the street.
We worked on some skeleton projects as we discussed bones. We loved reading Look Inside Your Body.
And of course, our STEAM activities are always a favorite! We examined our pulse and studied our digestion.
Some other fun activities we did this month was a Tinkerlab art dice project. We continued to work on our sight words and started working on CVC words. We also did some rhyming words and beginning sound words.
Looking forward to October!