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Learning About Cowboy Boots - Mother Goose Time

Today we started Discover the Desert.  It was a great start to what I am REALLY hoping will be a great month!

We had quite a few errands to run today, so we did an abbreviated day, but actually got a lot done!

Early this morning (well early for me, probably mid morning for most moms) I redid our Circle Time Display.  For some reason this always makes me more excited than Little Guy. :)  This month we are learning about brown, squares, number 13 and 14, and letter H,I, and Y. 

This morning before we left for our errands, we got a package from FedEx.  It was our new Add-On pack.  Little Guy and I now get to use the Experience God kit from Mother Goose Time.  I was glad we didn't do our school time this morning, because that way we could implement our Experience God kit right away.  This month the theme is God Asks Us To Obey, which I think is a great thing to start with.  I will go into it in more detail in future posts, but it looks pretty awesome!

We did our school time in the short period between lunch and a late nap.  To start we did the Experience God activity for the day, which was reading the story of Moses in the Desert (because Mother Goose Time is the best at themes!), working on our Bible Verse, and saying a prayer.  Then we looked at the new letters, numbers, shape and color.  We made a square with our feet, then moved onto our first activity.

Our first preschool activity every month is new nametags.  Little Guy is actually getting better at handwriting, although not really enough to be near legible.  He can make an "X", and last weekend we were all copying Bible verses and he was super excited to show me that he wrote a "7"!  Honestly, the scribbles he did look a LOT like his name! 

Next I got out the art activity for the day, which was decorating a Cowboy Boot.  He stamped the boot with paint using a pokey ball.  We talked about why cowboys wear boots (to keep their feet safe) and listened to our new CD (country and western style music of course!).  Later we were in the car and he was singing "Don't Sit on a Cactus", which I thought was pretty good after hearing the song once!

We did one more activity today, which was Boot Toss.  We used our Connecting Cubes (one of the manipulatives we got this month) and tossed them into a boot, counting how many landed in the boot and how many landed outside the boot.  I also told Little Guy that we normally DON'T throw things in the house, this was a special game.  We talked about how insects and snakes can get into cowboys' boots, so it is important to check them.  He did really well counting, and talked about the boots.

Like I said, today was a great start to our month, and I hope its building momentum for the rest of our school year.
This month's new CD

I receive Mother Goose Time Curriculum free of charge in exchange for sharing our experiences and pictures of us using it.  All opinions are my own :) 


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