Monkey is 3 years, 11.5 months old, Bitty Bug is 24 months old
I’m a bit late posting our review this week….not only have we been really busy, but the weather’s been pretty bad so we were dealing with the weather issues as well. But everyone’s safe, we have electricity & heat, and all’s good. 🙂
Our two main school things this week were a field trip with our homeschool group to complete a gingerbread themed unit and then our Vietnamese culture day we hosted for the homeschool group. Those two things kept our girls quite busy!
The gingerbread unit was really fun, and was put together by our local friends, who write the blog The Attached Mama. There were several books available that had a gingerbread theme (including my favorite, Gingerbread Baby!). The kids also decorated a foam gingerbread boy, and of course, afterwards, they ate their own gingerbread boy! The craft was very good for fine motor skills–both of my little ones loved designing their gingerbread boy, and then putting all of the decorations on piece by piece.
The second event was the Vietnamese culture day. This week is Tet, or the Vietnamese New Year (which is the same day as the Chinese New Year). Because Monkey was born in Vietnam, we decided to host a lesson on Tet, as well as bringing out our items we bought in Vietnam so that the kids can explore, experience, and use various items to help them develop an awareness and appreciation for Vietnamese culture.
Here are some pictures of our fun learning week!