Saturday, October 5, 2013

G is for Goats

I knew this week we were going to spend some time at some local farms so I decided to skip around a bit and do G is for Goat/Farm theme this week.  Patrick is actually terrified of goats but he loved the farm theme and did well with the activities this week.  We didn't do a ton of creative school activities but we did visit two farms this week and have some candid conversations about where his food comes from especially his meat.  We mostly did the tot pack from 1+1+1=1.  You can also check here for more tot school activities.
We got out the Fall Sensory bin again.  As always it was a big hit.  Since Mary took an extra long nap on Monday Patrick got to play with it by himself.  He really enjoyed the chance to have the bin to himself. 

This week he used a cow pen to do some writing practice.  Probably not the best material for a developing writer but he had a lot of fun using it.  The pen actually moos when you press the head.

 He enjoyed the coloring more this week then some weeks.  We had a couple light days where he would do a paper and then we'd read some books.  We did read Mrs. Wishy-Washy then retell the story using Little People animals and people.  Favorite book was Farmer John's Tractor by Sally Sutton.  I can not count how many times we've read that book this week!

We did pom poms to match up with the goats after he colored them.  He's got his colors down pretty well although gets confused with grey, black, white and brown.  Patrick decided to use tongs with this activity, which was nice to fit in some extra fine motor work!
The highlight of our week were two farm visits.  Patrick had a lot of fun although he did avoid the animals.  Luckily there were plenty of non-animal things to do there. 

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