I’ve been teaching summer school the last five weeks, and planning instruction for 82 fifth and sixth graders….so…..I fell off the wagon a bit with Elias’ letter of the week. Yesterday was my last day of work, though, and I am excited to get started again. Tomorrow we’ll start again with letter Ll.
Here is what we did for Kk over the last five weeks:
K is for Kite
We went to the Oregon coast for some beach fun. While we were there we stopped by a kite shop and let Elias pick out his own kite. I offered a few that I thought were pretty cool. He rejected all of those, and chose a cow kite. We headed to the beach, and when the wind picked up a bit, we tried flying the kite. My husband and I were probably great entertainment for some of the other beach goers. We could not figure out how to get that kite in the air. Poor Elias lost interest and went to play with his sand toys. Eventually, we figured out what was wrong, and the boys had some fun flying the kite together. I’m glad it was a success!
I decided to let Elias help me bake cookies the night before I started teaching. He loves helping me bake cookies. (He calls it “decorations” because he gets to add the sprinkles). Unfortunately, it was poor timing because Nathan had to leave to take his Mom to the E.R. and I found out after we had already added most of the ingredients that we had no baking soda. Elias just kept saying, “It’s time for decorations!” I couldn’t bear to break his little heart so I called my parents for help. They saved the day by bringing us some baking soda, and even stayed to help put the boys to bed! The cookies were tasty.
I told Elias I was going to give him 100 kisses in one day. We counted them together.
K is for Key
I borrowed a small lock and key from my dad, and let Elias try to open it. I thought about getting a few different ones so that he had to match the key to the right lock, but I never got around to it.
K is for Kaleidoscope
I found an old fashioned kaleidoscope online for pretty cheap and I purchased it for Elias. When we first took it out of the box, he was very excited, but didn’t really know what to do with it. I tried to show him where to look, but he was just interested in looking at the opposite end where all of the beads are. Finally, I took a picture by putting the camera lens right up to the peep hole, then showed him the picture of what was inside. That finally got him to look in the right place. However, he made up his own game with the kaleidoscope where he pretended to eat different colored beads. I guess we’ll have to try it again when he’s a bit older.
Our Bible lesson for Kk was King Solomon.