Friday, November 9, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up: Ultrasound and Turkey Fun Lunch

This was a light week.  I had a prenatal appointment that also included an extra ultrasound, and since my office is a long drive now after the move, we basically lost a day of school.  However, the appointment went well, Baby Girl looks great and her growth is on target.  She wasn't very cooperative as far as getting her picture taken, though.  She kept her hands and feet in front of her face the whole time, but it was so sweet to see her little mouth "talking" to us!  Again, Iron Man was absolutely amazed at the ultrasound.

Iron Man is 5 and in Kindergarten
Hulk is 3 and is doing informal Tot School

Turkey Lunch
This was for both boys.  It was inspired by this Turkey Sandwich, but since it was for lunch, I left out the sweets and added some fruits and veggies.

The body is peanut butter bread with pretzel stick legs.  His feathers are slices of green peppers and carrots. For his eyes I used raisins, a broken chip for his beak, and a bit of strawberry for his waddle.

Surrounding him on the ground are things wild turkeys would eat.  Lettuce and shredded cheese for grasses, strawberries for berries/fruits, raisins for insects and cashews to represent nuts.  Hulk was still a little picky with his, but Iron Man GOBBLED his up and asked for more!

Iron Man - 5 - Kindergarten

Language Arts
Our school time is focused on reading/phonics instruction right now.  We are loving Primary Arts of Language.  He enjoys memorizing the poetry, and we are both pleased with his progress in reading, but since it's pretty hands-on on my part, I don't get a lot of pictures.  One of his favorite things to do:  he will give me a character, and then I will make up a simple but silly sentence or two for him to read.

Just excuse my handwriting.  After a couple dozen of these sentences, I get a little lazy.  Oh, and please excuse the shadow problem on that board.  I don't remember why we went with the shiny silver dry-erase board originally instead of the white, but it's impossible for me to photograph with a shadow or glare.

Puzzle Time
He pulled out this teeny tiny 50 piece puzzle to put together.

I Spy
I put together this I Spy game, inspired by All Our Days, because the boys love playing I Spy With My Little Eye right now!  I tried to choose pictures they could easily identify, but I also looked for words that would reinforce Iron's Man's reading lessons when possible, since I wrote the word underneath each picture.

Hulk - 3 - Tot School

Hulk loves to sit and look through his favorite picture books.  One day I heard him "reading" Chicks Run Wild to himself in another room and it was just too precious!

During our school time, Hulk picked the Shape Tracing Activity Bag, and asked if he could trace them on the dry-erase board.  (I don't have the board mounted, this way we can move it room to room and slide it out of sight when it's not in use.)  Iron Man also played with him by calling out a shape to see how fast Hulk could find it.

Puzzle Time
I always encourage puzzles, so I'm glad Hulk is starting to show an interest in them.  He still needs a little help from me or brother, but he is getting the hang of 24 piece puzzles.

The iPad
Both boys were very excited when we bought the new Angry Bird Star Wars app for them!  Other than Emory getting carsick, we didn't hear a peep out of the boys during our long car ride, because they were both playing this app!

One day we got out the stamps and ink pads.  It's been a really long time since we've used them, so this kept Hulk busy for awhile as he experimented with them.

Of course he also experimented with stamping his face when I had my back turned!  I didn't get a picture of that, but I did have my camera nearby the day I turned around to find Sticker Boy!  Apparently he is really into body art right now.

We're gearing up for Thanksgiving themed activities soon, so hopefully I'll have a little more to share next week.

Linked Up:  Preschool and Kindergarten Corner, Weekly Wrap-Up, Tot School


  1. I see you guys are enjoying PAL too:) The turkey lunch looks fun and yummy. The body art is just awesome. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Congrats on the baby girl! So very exciting! Love that sticker picture - too fun :)

  3. Love the poem! Had to share it with my StarWars loving husband :)

  4. Looks like a good picture to me! Hulk looks so cute with those stickers all over his face and the turkey lunch is adorable!