Letter of the Week "M"

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Hi Guys!  Look, I have to tell you that I have been absolutely enjoying the home school experience with my preschooler.  To be clear, I am not homeschooling her in the traditional sense of the word.  We have a former preschool teacher, who just happens to be family, who comes in and goes forward with lessons, ideas, activities, and experiences that we have cultivated together.

This week, the letter is "M" and as it turned out, I was able to participate in a LOT of the fun activities.  On Wednesday, Honeybee and I started our day with a healthy breakfast and delved into our "M" day activities.

We started by doing pages in our Big Fun Kindergartner Activity Book.  We traced the "M" letters and searched for the hidden "M" in the pictures.  After that was completed, I wanted to boost her confidence a bit, so I took a piece of cardstock and duplicated the write your letters page.  She traced each line and continued from their to write the letters on her own.  She was so very proud of herself.




After we finished doing our letter writing drills, it was time for arts and crafts.  Honeybee is such a fan of all things crafty.  It worked out perfect that this week was "M" because I still had left over masks from our spa night.  We also had leftover googly eyes from our week of Valentine's Day crafts, so I allowed Honeybee to combine them to make a really cool visual "M" thing.

An easy eye mask
She loved the visual connection for mask and "M" and I decided to drive the point home with a "Mummy Monster Mask".  Guys, seriously, she absolutely loved this one!

Meet the "Mummy Monster Mask"

Seriously, this one was a happy accident.  It was supposed to just be a cut out mask with hair and evolved into something so much cuter.  In case you'd like the directions, feel free to click here.  This is an extremely inexpensive craft.  Most of the materials needed were purchased from our local dollar store.  It was a easy craft and she really enjoyed creating it.  

After we'd finished out arts and crafts times, it was time to eat lunch.  I thought about it for a bit and decided that we would make my breakfast muffins.  They are a yummy treat I've made before.  The fact that the muffins started with "m" was just icing on the cake.

I had Honeybee help to prepare the recipe and we used our math skills to count eggs and measure ingredients.

Mixing the batter for the Muffins

Prepwork finished, we placed our breakfast muffins in the oven on 375 for 15-20 minutes, waited for them to cool, paired them with fruit and french toast sticks and had a meal.  Afterwards, we viewed the Sesame Street Letter of the Day video and then it was nap time..

Let me tell you.  It was an awesome and fun day.  She slept herself content and when she woke, she helped to make a meal for dinner.  She was super excited to share with S. all of the fun things she did when he came home and she let her big brother know that she was all things "M" today.

I loved it and can hardly wait to see what fun things she will get into with her sitter the rest of this week.  You all have a great week and I look forward to sharing with you soon.

-K

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