Monday, January 21, 2013

Shaving Cream "Snow"

I try to expose the boys to different textures such as salt, pudding, shaving cream, and play doh for fine motor, sensory and writing activities. We had a blast exploring our winter/snow theme the past two weeks. So what else makes a great snow activity other than shaving cream? I put some of Daddy's shaving cream on a tray for CA and he loved it! The house smelled great afterwards too!
I called out letters, shapes and numbers for CA to write in the shaving cream. I loved his enthusiasm and excitement! He is learning so much and is a lot of fun to work with!

One thing I love about JP's preschool is that his teachers are amazing communicators. On Tuesday afternoon they sent an email to the parents sharing the activities, books, and center ideas that the class would be participating in this week. I laughed out loud when I read that they too would be having "Shaving Cream Snow"! JP does NOT like "messy things" such as shaving cream. I immediately emailed them back to let me know how he does with the activity. I talked it up with JP that it is ok to try new things. He still wasn't keen on the idea, but come to find out he did try it! Here is the picture his teacher emailed to me:

His facial expression cracks me up! He is one honest boy and doesn't hold back his feelings! I was just impressed he touched it at all! He is one awesome boy!

I love how God created each of my boys so differently!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Jumping on Pillows

What do my boys LOVE to do on a cold, winter day? Jump on all the pillows in the house! Many days I say no to this activity, but sometimes you just gotta say YES! They absolutely love to gather every pillow from all couches and beds and then just be plain silly and JUMP! Today they had a blast! The sound of their giggles were priceless today!

2013 Goals

Hello fellow readers and friends!
Happy New Year! I have not forgotten about my little corner of blogosphere called Teaching My Blessings blog. I've just been busy teaching them and getting settled into 2013. I loved setting new goals for a new year this year. I haven't set goals in a few years but I do enjoy it. It always feels like a fresh, clean slate to me. So to keep me accountable I thought I would share my goals here with all of you. I broke them down into categories.

2013 Goals

  • Give each member of the family 2013 hugs in the year 2013 (6 hugs per day)
  • Read to the boys everyday
  • Have a family devotional each day

  • Keep balance with family and commitments
  • Read one book per month
  • Blog once a week or more
  • Exercise 3x a week
  • Drink 64oz of water per day.

  • Get up before the boys
  • Have prayer and quiet time daily
  • Memorize one scripture per week.

  • Have one date night at home per week
  • Have one date night out per month
  • Read devotional and pray together on Sunday nights

Home management
  • Use my weekly and monthly chore chart
  • Use my Home Management Guide regularly

  • Teach JP to read
  • Teach JP and CA preschool activities each weekday
  • Teach JP to tie his shoes

Feel free to ask me how it's going! Happy 2013!

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