Friday, December 6, 2013

Tot School- Ee

Z enjoys working on puzzles. I grouped the pieces of a puzzle together and he puts them in order.

Lately, he's been cleaning up after himself. As much as I want to expand the activity, like tell stories using the puzzles he formed, he wanted to clean up as soon as he was finished.

This is the first time I let him work on beading. I used to be scared that he would swallow the beads. I still make sure though that I watch him closely while he plays with them.

Z seriously working on his beads.

I was amazed that he actually did it! But he did not want me to take a picture of his finished product.

I tried if he is going to like playing/working on ABC Find It. He finished it, but he was getting frustrated working on it. The cut images are crowding each other on the image sheet and they won't stay in place, he wanted it neatly placed on top of the image sheet.

Some playdough fun. He said he made a pizza. 

Cute moment playing together. This is kinda rare..hehe

On Fridays, while Em is having her piano lesson with my friend, I keep Z busy by working on his favorite activities. This time he didn't put the puzzles away as soon as he was finished, he was pointing to each object on the puzzles.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My Father's World- Ee for Elephant

I will remember what God has done for me.


We learned that people sometimes say that an elephant never forgets. They, particularly the grandma that rules the herd, remember the path they've been. All the more so with us, we should never forget the wonderful things God has done. We enumerated some of the wonderful things God has done for us. This is Em's list:

-God made me the way that I am

-He forgives me.
-He loves me so much.
-He gave me a little brother.
-He gave us the Bible!
-He gave us everything that is good.

We also read and discussed the following verses: Psalm 77:11-12John 3:16 and Colossians 1:14, 21-22a.

I shared with Em that since we are sinners, we need forgiveness of our sins. God is holy and  we are sinners, which means we are separated from God. Sinners like us deserve eternal separation from God in Hell. But because Christ died, God has saved us to Himself. I praise God that every lesson is an opportunity for me to emphasize her need of Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.

Also, we discussed that since we know the good news of forgiveness and salvation in Christ, we need to share it to others who don't know Him yet. She then said, "Z is going to be a Pastor and he is the one who is going to share the Gospel to others". I told her that it would be awesome if Z would desire to serve God as a pastor, but the role of sharing the Gospel is for every one who is a believer of Jesus Christ. On a side note, her auntie asked her what she would like to become. She thought for a moment and responded "a mommy". I asked her how many kids she wanted and she said "six! so they can all play together." She also added that she wants a farm, so she's going to be a farmer mommy. :)

At the end of the week, she memorized Romans 5:8 "But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Here is a video of her memorizing the verse. She also sang one of the songs from the album Songs for Saplings:ABC.

We learned that
  • There are two types of elephant, the Asian elephant and the African elephant.

  • Elephants are the largest land-living mammal in the world.
  • Both female and male African elephants have tusks but only the male Asian elephants have tusks. They use their tusks for digging and finding food.
  • Female elephants are called cows. They start to have calves when they are about 12 years old and they are pregnant for 22 months.- I told her that thank God that our new baby will only stay in Mommy's tummy for 9 months, and that I cannot imagine being pregnant for 22 months! She then counted up to 22 and said "that's a long time!".
  • An adult elephant needs to drink around 210 litres of water a day.- I showed her how much 1 liter is and since an elephant is huge, it needs 210 times that amount. 
  • Elephants have large, thin ears. Blood is circulated through their ears to cool them down in hot climates.
  • The elephant’s trunk is able to sense the size, shape and temperature of an object. An elephant uses its trunk to lift food and suck up water then pour it into its mouth.
          That's her trunk:
  • Elephants can swim – they use their trunk to breathe like a snorkel in deep water.
  • Elephants are herbivores and can spend up to 16 hours days collecting leaves, twigs, bamboo and roots.

Objects starting with letter E

 Cut and Paste

We used ABC Find It from 1plus1plusequals1. I hid the image cards around the living room. After finding all the cards, she then matched them up to the poster.


I displayed five objects in front of her. I had her turn her back while I remove one object. She looked at the remaining objects and tried to name the missing one. 


This is one of my favorite parts of our week. Her cute drawings and stories always make my day. :) 




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