Like I always say, for us “Mommy School” isn’t about getting in to Harvard. It is just exposing Xander to the things he’d be doing if he was in preschool.
On Monday, just like always, we did a letter E color sheet that I got at this website. I’ve said before that I like the worksheets at this site best because they have five different pictures to color with the letter E. They provide pretty good inspiration when you’re lacking in the activity department, plus Xander loves coloring!
On Tuesday we didn’t so much do Mommy School as we prepped an activity for Wednesday. We made cards for all of the boys’ grandparents for Grandparents’ Day. We used Liam’s footprints and Xander’s handprints and then I wrote “From the bottom of our hearts to the tips of our toes we love YOU!” on the inside. I also had several photos printed and tossed those inside the cards.
On Wednesday we put our cards into envelopes and took them to the post office to mail them. That afternoon we did a science experiment and poured baking soda and vinegar into bottles to make eruptions. Xander has asked to do experiments ever since!
On Thursday I filled some egg shells with sidewalk chalk paint and we went outside and cracked them on the concrete. Xander loved this SO much. It made a complete mess and I ended up having to sweep the steps off a few days later but he loved it and I’d definitely do it again.
On Friday we made an E is for Eagle page for our letter book. It was inspired by this blog and she has lots of other cute activities to do if you aren’t a big fan of some of mine–or don’t have a reason to send envelopes! Since we used our eggs earlier in the week–and I’m keeping all his animal letters for our homemade alphabet book–our Eagle isn’t a baby hatching like the one she did. Either way I think it’s still pretty cute! And Xander is getting pretty good at using the glue sticks! (Scissors are still very much a work in progress!)