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Preschool – Letter D

Kent was 39 months old.  Colt was 15 months old.

Dolphin puzzles from Memorizing the Moments.

Dolphin puzzles from Memorizing the Moments.

Tracing a page from a free Make Way for Ducklings page.  We read the story; it's on our Sonlight P 3/4 reading list.

Tracing a page from a free Make Way for Ducklings page. We read the story; it’s on our Sonlight P 3/4 reading list.

Gluing cotton balls on a dot page.  Later, I gave him a medicine dropper and blue water to put on the cotton balls.

Gluing cotton balls on a dot page. Later, I gave him a medicine dropper and blue water to put on the cotton balls.

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Colt was in his high chair at the table with us during this time.  I gave him a cotton ball.  He pulled it apart... and then ate it.

Colt was in his high chair at the table with us during this time. I gave him a cotton ball. He pulled it apart… and then ate it.

Sorting real and pretend ducks, from the same pack.

Sorting real and pretend ducks, from the same pack.

Doing a puzzle with Grandma.

Doing a dog puzzle with Grandma.

Practical life, cleaning up our popcorn snack.

Practical life, cleaning up our popcorn snack.  He still struggles with sweeping.  I remind him to pull the food to the pan instead of pushing it.

I got this marble track at Goodwill a long time ago.  He loves it!  It has a permanent spot on the kitchen table.  He's allowed to play with it during meals; it seems to satisfy his need to move and keep him at the table longer.

I got this marble track at Goodwill a long time ago. He loves it! It has a permanent spot on the kitchen table. He’s allowed to play with it during meals; it seems to satisfy his need to move and keep him at the table longer.

He's mesmerized.

He’s mesmerized.

I brought the rocking horse down from the attic and Colt learned to ride.  Giddy up boy!

I brought the rocking horse down from the attic and Colt learned to ride. Giddy up boy!

Kent got sick during our two Dd weeks.  I can still wrap him on my back pretty comfortably.  This is a gauze wrap from Babyette on Etsy.

Kent got sick during our two Dd weeks. I can still wrap him on my back pretty comfortably. This is a gauze wrap from Babyette on Etsy.

We labeled the people that start with Dd on our family photo wall.

We labeled the people that start with Dd on our family photo wall.

I am very happy with our choice of Sonlight so far.  "School" is easy when it means cuddling in the chair with my boys all day and reading great books.

I am very happy with our choice of Sonlight so far. “School” is easy when it means cuddling in the chair with my boys all day and reading great books.

"Caps For Sale" is one of Kent's favorites so far.

“Caps For Sale” is one of Kent’s favorites so far.

Do you use Sonlight?  What’s your favorite part?

Preschool – Letter C

Kent was 39 months old.  Colt was 15 months.

The boys got these Eric Carle stacking blocks for their birthday. They are pretty durable and stack well!

The boys got these Eric Carle stacking blocks for their birthday. They are pretty durable and stack well!

Coconut counting cards from a free Chicka Chicka Boom Boom printable pack.

Coconut counting cards from a free Chicka Chicka Boom Boom printable pack.

He wants to write his name so I make dots to guide him.

He wants to write his name so I make dots to guide him.

I'm interested to see if I regret the dots later.  It seems like a nice transition from tracing.

I’m interested to see if I regret the dots later. It seems like a nice transition from tracing.

Colt usually has playpen time while we do work on the floor.  He's transitioning away from a morning nap so he enjoys that quiet time to rest.  On this day he fell asleep leaning on the side.

Colt usually has playpen time while we do work on the floor. He’s transitioning away from a morning nap so he enjoys that quiet time to rest. On this day he fell asleep leaning on the side.

Coloring the things that start with Cc.

Coloring the things that start with Cc.

A friend gave us this cool book that has animals with thick black outlines and rounded corners for easy cutting.

A friend gave us this cool book that has animals with thick black outlines and rounded corners for easy cutting.

He was really, really proud of himself.

He was really, really proud of himself.

I've never put away our kitchen setup.  Surprisingly, Colt likes to stack the bowls and rearrange things but has never pulled the whole thing down on the floor.

I’ve never put away our kitchen setup. Surprisingly, Colt likes to stack the bowls and rearrange things but has never pulled the whole thing down on the floor.

Transferring pom poms, one to one correspondence.

Transferring pom poms, one to one correspondence.

I made up a scavenger hunt with Cc words.  Here we were looking for a Crawling bug.

I made up a scavenger hunt with Cc words. Here we were looking for a Crawling bug.

We had a lot of fun.

We had a lot of fun.

Our assistant happily munched an apple while we checked things off our list.

Our assistant happily munched a pear while we checked things off our list.

I bought a box of alpha-bits cereal and let them have it occasionally for a snack.

I bought a box of alpha-bits cereal and let them have it occasionally for a snack.

At co-op we painted with cars.

At co-op we painted with cars.

Hmm... paint is non-toxic, right? ;)

Hmm… paint is non-toxic, right? 😉

Both boys loved it.

Both boys loved it.

We read many books, including a lot of Cc books from the library and from the Sonlight P3/4 list.

We read many books, including a lot of Cc books from the library and from the Sonlight P3/4 list.

We ended with our last trip to the zoo for the year.

We ended with our last trip to the zoo for the year.