We started off May with a great week!!  The boys were not very excited about it at first.  But there were some happy little boys that made crafts for their mamas at the end of the week!  We started our week of flowers with a choice of 2 books:  “Planting a Rainbow” and “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog.”

Articulation:  To start our week, we listened to the book and completed  a flower dot challenge. For our craft, we made artic flowers.  Each petal had a target word on it.  The client had to say each word 5x before getting the petal to glue on the flower.  I added a packet of seeds and the kids were able to give the project as a Mother’s Day gift!  You can find the activity here.

artic flowerLanguage:    We had a couple of different language activities for this week.  Several of the kiddos complete the “Blooming Concepts” booklet to work on different basic concepts such as spatial, descriptive and quantitative.  There was also several activities from my “Flower Power” Speech and Language Packet that we used.  To finish up the week, they made flowers similar to the articulation ones above.  Instead of words, each petal had a picture.  Vocabulary kiddos had to identify (or name) each picture before gluing on the flower.  Older kids had to either describe the picture or listen to a description and find the correct picture.  Grammar kids had a different type of flower.  I cut paint swatches into petals (making sure to show at least 2 colors).  I wrote the present tense at the top.  Then the child had to generate the past tense verb so that I could write it on the bottom.  We talked about how the color was the same color just different shades.  That was the same for the verb.  It’s the same word.  We just have to change it up a bit for it to fit correctly in sentences.  Again we added seed packets to each flower so that the kids could plant flowers on Mother’s Day with Mom!

verb flowerIt was a fun week!  The kids loved making things for mom.  Not all of my kids are in daycares or schools, so it was really fun for those little guys to make things for their hardworking, stay at home mom!

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