H is for Halloween & Candy Corn Fun
|October 11, 2011||Posted by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling under ABCs, Fun at 4, Handwriting, Kiddos In Action, Letter Hh, Math, Subjects & Themes, Totally 3|
We did not do anything as Cameron Class today, unless you count trying to pick/clean up our house. However, each boy did get to enjoy school today.
Thing 2 and I continued our Letter H theme. After a little bit of handwriting practice, I had Thing 2 make the letter H and h out of candy corns, since candy corns our a favorite Halloween treat. Thing 2 really enjoyed
eating making the letter H.
When we finished the making the letter H with the candy corns I had Thing 2 write the letter H and h in white crayon. Then I wrote Happy Halloween on the paper. After that, I had him locate the letter H on the paper. He would be get so excited when he would find one.
Then before he ate all of the candy corns, I had him practice his one to one counting. After only a few shorts week he is able to one to one count all the way to 10. I am so proud of him.
Fun @ 4:
Thing 1 and I had some candy corn fun also. I introduced him to the number line today for the first time. As a way to practice using/reading the number line. I used the candy corns to cover up numbers on the number line and have him identify the missing number. Of course, if he got the correct number he ate the candy corn. I started by covering up only one number, but quickly progressed to covering up three or four numbers.
I turned this into some writing practice by having him write the number that was covered. This turned out to be a great idea, because he needed the practice writing the numbers.
Being silly while mommy took the picture.
It was so funny to watch his confidence grow. At first he would slowly uncover the number, but by the end he would say what the hidden number was and snatch up the candy corn.
After we finished our sight word practice today, I tried to make our –ap family words into something a little more interesting. However, it didn’t go as well as I had hoped. I think that he was just not quiet ready for it yet. I am going to try the activity again at the end of the week to see if it goes any better.
We finished the day by making a ghost to hang in our front yard. Using a white trash bag, some small plastic bags, rubber band and a black permanent marker.
Do you have any easy Halloween crafts to share?