Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What starts with the letter D?

We had lots of fun learning about the letter D.

Our Animal Alphabet friend for the week was a donkey. If you remember from Christmas, Cohen loves donkeys so he was super excited about learning more about them.

We read some about donkeys....and move on to ducks. Our neighbors have been feeding the neighborhood ducks for weeks now, so we just joined them. While feeding the ducks, I made sure to point out how ducks are birds, they have feathers, and a bill, and webbed feet. Cohen just really wanted them to eat the bread.

Things got a little violent...Cohen kept trying to hit the ducks with the bread. Not good.

After all that fun, we went inside for a little duck craft.

He's supposed to have eyes...but we never made it that far. I think he looks very cute!

The next day we learned about dogs. I did not take any pictures of our adventures this day, because we chose to take care of our dogs. We gave them a bath and clipped their fingernails. It was messy and there was never a right moment to pull out the camera. Take my word for it though, Cohen does very good at taking care of his puppies.

We also learned about the dentist and the doctor. We played doctor for a little while.

Everyone knows the first thing the doctor does is weigh you.

Whew...that's a big kid!

Next we practiced brushing teeth.

This actually was a great week to learn about doctors and dentists, because the following week Cohen visited both a doctor (on our way to the beach) and his dentist.

Here is a shot of Cohen in the dentist chair. Check out this to see how he did last year (fear not, we went in February as well, I just didn't take a picture then). He is such a big boy. They took x-rays of his teeth and then took him to clean his teeth. He was AMAZING! Of course his behavior could have been so good because they have TV's on the ceiling playing Monsters Inc.

After all that fun learning about the letter D, we did some practice with patterns using our unifix cubes.

As a special treat this week...I'm also going to give you a list of the books we read this week. Cohen loves books and I love reading to him, so we visit our local library once a week to stock up on all sorts of books.

This week we read the following...

No Dogs Allowed! by Sonia Manzano and Jon J. Muth
Dogs on the Bed by Elizabeth Bluemle
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root and Jane Chapman
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile: Lyle Walks the Dogs by Bernard Waber and Paulis Waber
Dog and Bear: Two's Company by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Not Afraid of Dogs by Susanna Pitzer and Larry Day
The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen and Bernadette Watts (this is not the actual book we read...Cohen owns a Hans Christian Andersen collection, and we read it from there, but this book would work just as well).
Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Doctor Dan, the Bandage Man (Little Golden Book) by Helen Gaspard and Corinne Malvern
Little Critter: My Trip to the Hospital by Mercer Mayer
Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter) (Golden Look-Look Books) by Mercer Mayer

Overall it was another great week! Have I mentioned how much I adore this child and LOVE spending my days with him!!

1 comment:

  1. Lots of books. How great. I love reading about Cohen and all the things you are teaching him. You are such a good mom and teacher.