Friday, February 13, 2009

Letter 'L'

Today the letter 'L' was perfect to learn about. L is for LOVE. We are so excited about Valentine's Day tomorrow and Emma is finally old enough to understand why we have it and she was able to make valentines for her friends and family.
Today we wanted to tie in the Valentine theme with our lesson. First Emma colored the letter 'L' in her alphabet book. She then learned what sound 'l' makes and traced uppercase and lower case 'l'. She learned that Ladybugs started with this letter. We made a ladybug out of hearts, adding the 6 legs and antennas to it's cute heart face.
I read her a poem about a ladybug:

"Ladybug, ladybug
Fly away home,
Your house is on fire
and your
children are all gone;
All except one
and that's little Ann
And she has crept under
the warming pan."

We then went over the past letters she has learned so she won't forget them.

Emma and Ellie made the cutest valentines for the grandparents. We got a stick of gum and with twizzlers pull and peels we curled them at the top of the gum and made antennas. We then got two hearts together with heart stickers on the middle of the gum to make the wings. After adding more stickers and eyes, it was a Valentine Butterfly. The girls had a lot of fun making them...and eating most of them that they "messed up" on. lol.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Emma's first Scripture in Primary

Emma was so excited to give the scripture in primary. It took her about a week to be able to say the word "scripture" correctly. lol. We looked it up and would practice the scripture every night after family prayer. I thought she would be too shy, but she walked right up to the microphone and looked at me letting me know she was ready to give it. She read Psalms 82:6~ "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High." she then said, "I am a child of God." She gave a big smile and then sat back down. I almost started crying right there. My little Emma is growing up so fast. I am so proud of her-singing in primary, and learning so much.

My visiting teacher is the primary pianist and tells me that when the kids start singing, Emma gets up and starts dancing, and once she does, the rest of the Sunbeams have to start dancing. Emma and I had a little talk about singing instead of dancing, but that dancing and standing up was okay only when her primary teacher or the chorister told her it was okay. We will see how next week goes.

And poor Ellie, she has only made it through one time of nursery. It is hard to have her not like it because Emma was so excited and never had a problem with us leaving her in there. We will drop her off (now Andrey does and it seems to go over better) and our wonderful teacher in there, Jamie, tries to get her to calm down and play, but usually after an hour of her crying, she will bring her back. I hope Ellie will warm up to nursery soon.