Preschool Corner- RRSP: Letter D, YCR: Unit 6 and Dinosaur Theme

Monday, September 24, 2012

Preschool CornerAbby is 4 years old and Summer is 2 months old.
Number: 16
Color: purple
Sight Word: all
Bible Verse: Do all things without complaining or disputing.
This week we studied a little bit about Dinosaurs. Although I had great intentions, many of the projects I had planned did not happen and what we did I failed to catch on camera.
We did manage to gather a few materials to make a small sensory bin.

And, we made our own rocks with a mixture of sand, dirt, flour and salt.

Abby loves playing with these foam blocks.

Summer turned 2 months old this week.  WOW, the time goes fast!  She's weighing in around 11 lbs and beginning to focus and follow objects alot better.  She can do a whole pushup now, rolls over more smoothly from tummy to back in both directions, can get on her side from her back and likes to push off with her feet while on her tummy turning herself in a complete circle over time. Summer is interacting more by "talking" and has the cutest smile and still remains a very active dreamer. 

Products I Love: Baby Laundry

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

There are two household chores I absolutely hate--laundry and dishes, baby laundry in particular.  Why?  Spit up for one--both girls have been blessed with this gift.  We go through clothes quite frequently and it seems a perfectly clean outfit is the perfect time for another episode. And of course, other fun stains that will NEVER come out and dirt/other stains from a child who loves playing in mud and any other substance that requires her Mom to work hard.   As if the above wasn't irritating enough, I despise folding laundry only to discover that several pieces still have those stubborn stains and that cute bright outfit has now turned slightly dingy. 

What Normally Happens:

Scenario 1: I immediately tackle the stain to no avail and ultimately become further frustrated.

Scenario 2: Let the stain sit and wait patiently until I essentially decide it's time to do laundry.

While Scenario 2 seems to be my reality, it further contributes to my headache and my hatred of laundry seems to continue...until now with these two products!

Product One:  Babyganics Stain Stain Go Away Stain Remover

I was looking for a product that was fragrance free, non-toxic, made with natural ingredients without being overly expensive. I just happened upon this product at Target on sale for $3.99 and a $1 off coupon attached, as well.  It is AMAZING!

Product Two: OxiClean Baby Stain Soaker

I have used this product for years.  It's fragrance free, chlorine, detergent and dye free.  Simply put a small scoop into each load as a laundry booster!  If the stain is particularly stubborn or if you are like me and just want it taken care of for sure--directly apply to the stain. I buy mine at Target for about $7.99 or less with a coupon.

My new bag of tricks was recently put to the test.  While going through Fall/Winter baby clothes from 4 years ago, I began to inspect the different pieces only to guessed it spit up stains on practically brand new outfits that have been sitting for years, not to mention a pretty white onesie that had now turned a horrific grayish hue.  I simply treated all outfits in question with both products and voila!--I now have a bright white onesie and the stains have completely vanished.

If you are looking to liven up that dingy shirt or remove pesky stains without causing irritation to sensitive baby/toddler skin and without spending all day on laundry...BabyGanics and Baby OxiClean are the perfect combination for around $10!

What products do you love?

Preschool Corner- RRSP: Letter W, YCR: Unit 6 and Under the Girly Sea Theme

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Preschool Corner
Abby is 4 years old and Summer is 7 weeks old.
Number: 15
Color: Orange
Sight Word: we
Bible Verse: We love Him because he first loved us.
Coloring her Bible verse...

We read Jonah and the Whale and she dot painted this W is for whale sheet.

We also used the Under the Girly Sea printables from 1+1+1=1.

She used our pocket chart to match the sea creatures and label them.

We played the graphing game together taking turns.


We did our first Read and Write the Room activity.  She really enjoyed it!  I simply taped the image and name on the wall.  The first day, she took her clipboard and pencil around and traced the word on her sheet that matched the image and picture on the wall.  A few days later, she actually had to write the word and she did really well.

She loved this puzzle which totally surprised me!  She put it together many times all by herself.

I threw this sensory bin together in about five minutes, but she loved it!

Unit: Six
I took no pictures of our YCR activities this week. We will work on Unit Six into next week and then take a break to review all the units we have covered up to this point. 

Summer loves "little sister" Dalmation dog.  She quickly fell asleep after playing with Abby one evening.

We read Rainbow Fish and the Whale along with several other Rainbow Fish books and the girls  watched this animated video on YouTube.