I am so excited about this curriculum, God’s Little Explorers, that I’m using with Li’l Bit, who for anyone new reading is 4 1/2 years old. She is LOVING it, which is what makes me the most excited. Well that and we are talking about the Lord each and every day! I knew this year I needed something ready to go, and while GLE does just that, I really like that Stacie has written the lesson plans in such a way that I can pick and choose and also move things around here and there as needed within each week. She gives plenty of extra ideas and EVERYTHING is linked. Can I get an AMEN?!
While we did the X Marks the Spot hunt inside, we took the tic-tac-toe game outside, since we were going exploring with Li’l Bit’s 3rd grade brother and sister for an assignment for school. Li’l Bit took a basket to collect sticks and rocks for the Os to go with our letter Xs for the game once we got back inside. She dropped one stick along the way, but we improvised with a marker. She loves tic-tac-toe so this was a lot of fun and gave us plenty of opportunities to practice the sound of X too!
We actually just completed Week 2 of 28 weeks this week, but clearly I’m behind on my blogging. Since the first three weeks of school have gone so well, I’m not going to pile on the Mommy Blogger guilt LOL! I do, however, want to try my best to post each week about our journey together through God’s Little Explorers. While we were beginning, I decided to do some informal assessments as suggested by Stacie, and Li’l Bit loved sharing with me the letters she knows while making “Alphabet Cake!” 😀
As you can see from the photo collages of our Week 1 adventures with the Letter X, Li’l Bit was having so much fun with school! Li’l Bit’s favorite activity of the week was the the Scavenger Hunt that went along with “X Marks the Spot.” She wanted to do it over and over again! She is also so proud of her treasure map and can hardly wait for each Monday when she can add a new clue to her map (for each letter we’ve studied).
I also highly recommend the Bible which Stacie suggested. I’ve never been a big fan of Bible storybooks, but this one really is great! It isn’t a story, but rather is truly the Scriptures written with illustrations. Of course, not all of the Scriptures are included but many events and stories from both the Old and New Testaments are included.
I will be sharing about this past week of exploring shortly! This week has been so fun especially for Li’l Bit as she made a BOOK! She is so proud of her hard work!