For L, we focused on Lions and Ladybugs. Here is our Learning Board for the week:
I got all of my L worksheets here. One of my favorite ladybug activities was this follow the directions worksheet that involved counting, coloring, etc. from Enchanted Learning. And we didn’t have time for this, but these Egg Carton Lady Bugs are super cute!
Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen. I loved this book about a lion that loves spending time in the library and helping out. It also has a great lesson on how breaking the rules is sometimes okay in certain circumstances…say for example, if you need to help a friend who is hurt. This was Charlotte’s most requested book this week.
Face to Face with Lions (Face to Face with Animals) by Dereck and Beverly Joubert. This is a more informative book about lions. The authors spent a lot of time photographing and studying lions in the wild so they also include personal and interesting stories, which I thought made all the facts and information a little more exciting.
Another book I really wanted to check out was The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney. Unfortunately, it was checked out at our library, so I’ll be getting it this week instead. I’ve heard great things about this book…beautiful illustrations tell Aesop’s fable of the Lion and the Mouse, with no words.
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy by David Soman and Jacky Davis. This is a fun story about an imaginative girl and her imaginative friends and the adventures they have on the playground. Has great lessons on friendship and compromise. There are more Ladybug books in the series and I’m looking forward to checking some more out!
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle. We love Eric Carle and have had this book for awhile. If you hadn’t guessed by the title, this book is about a grouchy ladybug, who as the book progresses, becomes more polite and not so grouchy. It’s a fun book with lots of fun animals.
Verse: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.”
We also learned about lying from our Big Thoughts for Little People: ABC’s to Help You Grow book. I’ve mentioned this before, but I really love this book and the little lessons it has for each letter of the alphabet.