C is for Christmas

This week we learned about the letter C, and alllll the sounds it makes.  Ready for my rant?  Great, because here it is:

IF there is going to be a letter C at all, it should only make the "ch" sound.  Then you wouldn't need to use an H with it anymore, just C, so that the H can be free to make it's own sound. "Circle" should begin with an S, and "cat" should begin with a K.  That would make teaching children the letter sounds soooooo much easier.  But.......that's not how it works, so.....

Little Guy is familiar with the letter C, since that's what his name begins with.  And our last name.  And his brother's name.  So, he came up with a pretty nice sized list of C words this week. 

I thought we would fill this week with some fun Christmas activities, since this is our last week of "school" until the new year. 

I found a cute printable wreath at Toddler Approved.  It is made of circles for you to place red and green m&m's on.  Great for fine motor skills!
You can see we did school time a little late this day, because Little Guy's daddy came home during this activity. 
We also made edible Christmas trees; which you can read about here.
Did a couple of Christmas puzzles I found in the dollar section at Target.
We did our letter C writing practice page from Confessions of a Home Schooler, which is also where I was inspired to make this cute little numerical order caterpillar.
We also LOVE these prewriting practice sheets from Over the Big Moon!!
We also made a crown!

The books we read this week:

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
(Little Guy absolutely LOVES this book.  He can pretty much recite it.)

"Mater Saves Christmas" by Kiel Murray
(Little Guy is obsessed with Disney Pixar Cars, so he loves this book, but honestly, it's not very good.  It's more like it should have been a Christmas movie, but they summarized it an smashed allllll the happenings into the book.  Too much dialogue, just too much going on)

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas"  by Dr. Seuss
(How do you read this without choking up a little when the Grinch's heart grows??  I love it.)

"The 12 Days of Christmas" from Jan Brett's Christmas Treasury

"The Penguin Who Wanted to be Different"  by Maria O'Neill
(The idea of this book is great, but the actual story is terrible.  It makes me wonder how it even got published.  Little Guy (and I) were bored to death.)

1 comment

  1. So cute! Love the new widget for the books too! So cool. And the English language is pretty stupid sometimes indeed!


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