Monday, November 19, 2012

E for Elephant (Week 2)

Xander is 24 Months

We are currently working on our Mommy & Me ABC units.  This was the second week of the letter E and elephants.  You can see last week's trays and activities here.  Unless otherwise specified, all of the elephant printables are from my Mommy & Me ABC Printables, which are free as we complete them.

 His white board had some elephant cut outs, some alphabet magnets, and his fridge phonics set.  His shelf had a fabric E, the E from our floor tiles, am E minibook, two elephants from his toobs, his peg letter E, the elephant from his alphabet zoo, and a few other elephants.  On the wall I have some flashcards from 1+1+1=1.

Pattern Block Elephant
Xander got this Scholastic Magnetic Pattern Block Zoo Set for his birthday.  I used the elephant template with our regular magnetic pattern blocks.  It was just a bit tough for him to do on his own, so I think next time I will trace out the individual shapes for him.

Sight Word Zoo
I introduced the Sight Word Zoo game last week.  This is just the second sheet with different words.We used some animals from his Toobs and I would ask him to put a specific animal on a cage with a sight word.  He likes the game and is learning his sight words quickly. You can download them here.

Elephant Action Cards
I printed these action cards form Training Happy Hearts.  Xander would choose a card, read it, and then do the action.  It was probably one of his favorite trays.
Showing me how he can balance and lay.

 Case Sorting
Case sorting trays are always kind of hit or miss.  We did it a couple of times this week.

Letter Clipping
Always a favorite with Xander, I was just happy our clothes pins survived the week!  He is a master at breaking them and loosing the little metal pieces.


Some bulletin board letters and some printables made into lacing cards. (The strings are from Oriental Trading).  

Bottle Cap Letters
This tray had one of the bottle cap matching sheets and the his bottle caps letters.  He thought it was funny that the elephant was sitting.
As you can see, he sometimes gets a bit goofy while playing his "games."

Alphabet Sensory Bin

Fun Extras
A safari puzzle.

 Coloring.  You can see that sometimes he holds the crayon correctly, and other times, not so much. 
 Using Do-A-Dot Markers on an elephant printable from Learn, Create, Love

 Still playing his Thomas Memory Games (I know, I should make him some new ones). 

Apparently the kid thinks I can build anything, even without a pattern!  Here is the elephant I made out of Hexie-Snaps.

For more elephant ideas you can check out my Elephant Pinterest Board.  (I add to the boards even after we finish the animal).


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