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Letter of the Week: B

Letter B was a BLAST!!! This week was JAMMED packed with lots of fun activities & crafts. Bees, Bugs, & TONS of BEANS! Take a look at all the fun things we covered this weekIMG_20150906_173310


Letter of the Week: B

Word of the Week: Believe & Verse of the Week: Acts 16:31

“And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and be saved; you & your household.”

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I love the new addition to our classroom. This is our ABC Shelf. Each week I decorate it with books & toys from around the house (& library books too) to add extra creativity to our room. The kids love to check it out each day!

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20150905_160038-2Tracing & Writing Skills

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Learning our Verse: B is for Believe – Acts 16:31

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Letter B Bears! We looked up facts about different kinds of bears & then did bear crafts.

Cut out pieces & have the kids assemble! Adding googly eyes are always fun!

DSC_0005DSC_0006DSC_0007Birthday Bear Cards! We had a Birthday Party to attend at the end of the week so our Birthday Bear Cards came in handy! They wrote out cards on a separate piece of paper, rolled them up and tucked them in the bears arms (You can tuck candy in there too)! I just free cut a bear pattern & then used that one to cut out the other. Cut a long strip of paper & round the ends for the arms.

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We had so much fun with “Jack and the Beanstalk!!” It was fun to read the story with the kids (while they were in BEAN Bags), craft about it & then do our own BEANSTALK Science Experiment! PS: This was a perfect time to talk about stealing & why we do not steal. That Jack was a bad example!

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Beanstalk Science Experiment: All you need is a jar, paper towels, water & a bean! We used green beans. Soak the paper towels in water, place them in jars, place your bean against the side & place the jars in the window. The kids loved checking on them each day!

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After a few days…they sprouted!! They have grown even more since these pictures were taken.

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Black Bean B’s & Counting

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I used egg cartons & black beans for this counting lesson. The littlest one counted numbers 1-6 while the older one counting 7-12. After they placed the correct number of beans in the designated spots, they wrote that number on their sheet. This was helpful for counting, number recognition, tracing & writing.

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All About BEES & BUGS!

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Bugs: First we read about the World’s Largest Bugs, then made bug boxes & finished the lesson with a BUG HUNT in the BACKYARD!

For the Bug Boxes: I saved the containers from flavored water packets, poked holes in the lids, the kids decorated them & wa-la…a fun little bug box.

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The Tower of BABEL!! We read about the Tower of Babel from our Action Bible (this is a great story bible for kids) and then did a little Babel Tower Building. The kids used scrap paper to build a tower…but left the tower unfinished, just like the real Tower of Babel.

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I hope you got some fun, easy ideas from our Week of Letter B. If you have any questions or want more details about an activity, please leave a comment! Check out Manning Academy to see Letter of the Week: A, ABC Snack Guide & what a Typical Day at Manning Academy is like!

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