Friday, July 19, 2013

How we are keeping cool... and Learning too!

This past week has been HOT. 
I mean above 90 everyday, which is not very common for us in Upstate NY.
So in an effort to keep cool, and sane, we've been keeping busy indoors.

Reading Lot's of Fun Books!

Back in June I signed Carter up for the Summer Reading Program at the Library.
He got a bunch of neat incentives to encourage him to read. A bag to carry his books back and forth, pen, pencils, Sunglasses you name it. We even got him his own Library card! 

I'm even loving some of the books we have gotten! 
Steam Train, Dream Train is definitely one of the favorites in our house right now.
And Wyatt is hook on the I Don't Want to Live on the Moon board book. So much so, he asks me to sing it at bedtime! Anyone else remember the words? I remember from when I watched as a kid!


Worksheets!

There are so many awesome free printable preschool worksheets on the internet!
The one on the left I printed a while back, and used  with sheet protectors and a marker. Now, we take them out and he does them daily. One letter a day, Monday through Friday. 
The one of the right is from Over the Big Moon. Stop by she has a ton of great printables!


Workbooks!

Some days Carter is on a roll, and wants to do more than his two letter worksheets. So he will pick out a workbook and work a little longer. These can be found anywhere really. The dollar store, Target has some in their dollar bins right now, with some fun flash cards ( more on that... in  a second)


Flash Cards!

I have a weakness for flash cards. I am always looking for cute ones! 
Then I laminate and keep them together with key rings. Yes. I know. A little overboard but I will always have all my states, and not lose any! 

How cute are the occupation cards I just got at Target? Barista! Love it.



Arts & Crafts!

Some days we just color, somedays we play with beads. Some days we paint.
Today we are going to paint these fun masks I found in Joann's last week! 
And... when I got to the register the cashier noticed the stain on the frogs leg, and some on the others and offered them for 75% off! 


Well, I am off to paint! Keep cool!