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Read to Me
The book of the week for Letter R is A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman.
Alphabet Art- Rainbowed R
Show your child how to dip the brush in vinegar and brush it on the R. Then let him stick a piece of tissue paper to the wet spot. Continue until the entire R is filled (or until your child is all done!).
When your child is finished, let the paper dry.
After it's dry, let your child pull all the tissue papers off and throw them away. You will be left with a Rainbowed R!
Lessons & Lapbook
Simon mastered his letters and sounds a few months ago, so we are no longer making the letter lapbooks. We will simply stick the letter art pages in his ABC binder to fill in the gaps.
However, if we were making a lapbook, we would use the R mini-books from the HSS Alphabet Notebook.
Let's Make a Memory ~ Race Cars in Rice
I put a few cups of rice on a large cookie sheet and let Simon have fun with it! We drew R's with our fingers and he raced his cars in it. If you don't have any race cars, just have fun with your fingers.
The Little Rabbit by Judy Dunn
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
What Makes a Rainbow? By Betty Ann Schwartz
Rooster’s Off to See the World by Eric Carle
The Red Carpet by Rex Parkin
Little Red Riding Hood (any version you choose)
- white vinegar
- Spectra Art Tissue Paper (or another kind of bleeding art tissue)