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Saturday, October 16, 2010

B is for...

...baby, Brennan, bottle, and blankie. That's what Cate has been telling us all week since this week's letter during her learning time with my friend was "B." I think Cate had a slight advantage with this one since she already knew that Brennan started with B. Next week she'll know Cate starts with C. We had a B and C mini-lesson when we hung the letters in the kids' room a few weeks ago. She had a little trouble doing a B by herself, but with some guidance she was able to trace one without much of a problem.
They also reviewed the letter A. The one in the bottom left-ish corner (where the red writing is), Cate did all by herself. I am one proud mama!
You might have also noticed that there seems to be some "fringe" on the pictures. Cate is also learning how to cut using safety scissors. She's also doing a much better job with her drawing-- connecting her lines to one another to form sort-of circles or ovals. It's the next progression past lines and is a step towards developing handwriting skills.
She also colored a wooden B, but I forgot to take a picture. I did remember to take a picture of this though:
As Cate has been telling us, b is for blankie. This is a blanket I'm knitting for Brennan. It would be just large enough to cover a newborn at this point, but I want to make it a little bigger. I guess you could say it's just slightly larger than a "lovey" (for those of you who know what those are). It's been a labor of love for sure. These are the skinniest needles I've ever knitted on, which means it takes FOREVER to do a row. And since the blanket kind of grows from the inside out, each side take progressively longer to do because the rows are longer. It's worth it though. And it will be even more worth it when my snuggly little boy is all wrapped up in.

~Melody :-)

PS... B is also for beautiful. As in the beautiful fall weather has returned (after a short relapse into summer temperatures in the mid-80s) and we couldn't be more excited to throw open the windows, play outside, and breathe in that fresh fall air.


Lynn said...

What a wonderful post!

Mama Marchand said...

Cate is doing so well with her letters - you have every right to be proud. :) Awesome blankets - can't wait to see how it turns out.