Ogden Nature Center Earth Day Field Trip
Such a fun festival at Ogden Nature Center!
a llama cart ride!
Constellation ball throw…that kid has a arm!
Learning about mason bees
et tu, Brute?
Making Earth gel clings with colored glue
King of the mountain!
A solar powered fountain
How do you celebrate Earth Day?
So, Alex turns 2 Sunday. He’s a big boy now!
All of a sudden, he’s not a baby anymore. He’s a little boy. He’s so big and talking and so independent!
After three little girls, this guy sure is a needed change! I’m learning so much from him. He is so different from his sisters. He has no interest in doing the Tot School activities I did with the girls. He likes some of the Montessori works that I have on his shelves. And of course, I never get any pics of him doing those because I’m right there with him. He loves being outdoors. Just when I thought I had homeschooling figured out, he throws me a curve!
Here’s a little bit about our blonde, blue-eyed Bubba.
Alex likes cheese. I mean, really likes cheese.
He was so excited for his Cars birthday celebration.
He blew out two swirly candles on his cupcake.
Then we put lots of frosting on it and he licked it all off. He left the cake.
Alex likes orange, so I made him orange buttercream frosting. (The pink and blue and green frosting were more for his sisters to decorate their cupcakes.)
Alex loves his iPad. He loves his cat, Rubeus. They’re buddies.
Alex loves the kitchen and begs to cook! He knows where everything goes and what everything is used for and we have rather more than enough when it comes to tools and appliances…
He’s my handsome little man who looks just like Daddy, all the way down to that smirk.
He’s my big boy!
Alex had a fun week and we did lots of activities together and with his sisters.
He turns 2 next month!
“painting” with shaving cream at co-op
Star-bellied Sneetch! (love his “camera” smile!)
Our March sensory bin with lentils, shamrocks, pom poms, black cauldrons, and a wooden rainbow. Alex loves filling the cauldrons with the lentils.
Moon balancing game
Playing with Geoboards and rubber bands. Alex’s favorite color is orange!
Excited about new light box tools!
Matching colors: plastic stir sticks (from Walmart) to clear bins (from Dollar Tree)
Making his name with plastic stir sticks (I did this). He LOVED this! Alex tried to make his own letters and got the X down!
Making circles (Alex calls them “O’s”) with half circle transparent blocks. And playing Peek a Boo.
It snowed Thursday and Friday, so there was snow play!
Our Tot School Update at 22 Months
Enjoying playing the iPad with Toca Boca Doctor
This kid likes mushrooms. I have to hide them if I want any!
playing with fraction blocks
Alex still likes pouring and sorting. Just didn’t get any pictures of that!
It amazes me how much this little guy learns just by playing.
He’s growing up so fast!
He’s a busy boy and learning so much!
I set up a class at our winter homeschool co-op using the story+art ideas from A Mommy’s Adventures.
I have a theme each week and check out books from the library and bring art supplies for a craft. There are about a dozen kids signed up, grades K-2, including my Tori and Katie (for whom I planned the class).
Last week, we read some ABC books and did initial collages.
I had all sorts of collage materials, hoping to appeal to all the boys and girls: moss, rocks, sequins, shells, beads, jewels, stickers…
We all got a kick out of this alphabet book: A is for Salad. The pictures illustrate the letter, but the words say something a little different.
Victoria’s and Katherine’s initial collages:
I did one with Alex at home. He was so proud!
I couldn’t get the ‘A’ to print straight. Oh well, he didn’t mind.
This week, we read about dots and did Do-A-Dot pages.
Those were a real hit!
I got the dot printables from Making Learning Fun. We used the theme of Swimming Creatures to go along with our Apologia Science class.
My husband created a sensory table for us!
I put a Christmas sensory bin in there and Alex LOVES it! (So does Tori!)
I have glittery pom poms, red and white beans, green glass rocks, glitter tree stickers, 12 Days of Christmas and Nativity printables (scaled down and laminated), a tree ice cube tray, two Santa candy holders, jingle bells…
We’ve been continuing with out letter of the week with Tot School printables, but Alex isn’t really into all that too much yet. He is learning his letters and colors though.
He loves to cook and play kitchen.
Daddy made us a new light box!
(All it is a plastic bin with rope lights. Daddy cut a hole in the side for the cord.)
Sorting Christmas tree branches by their colored tips. I love Alex’s expression here. I don’t know why he looked so mad, but he’s so cute!