This week we have focused on Valentine's Day. Mei Mei is still on vacation, so we have had some extra fun at the house.
1. Valentine collages. The heart template was from DLTK's site. You can click here for the directions.
|Girls cut up pieces of red and pink paper. You could tear it instead,|
but I wanted them to have scissor practice.
|Mei Mei gluing her pieces to the heart-shaped outline.|
|Jie Jie gluing hers.|
|After they finished we cut them out and glued them onto colored|
paper to give away to some special people.
|The girls LOVE to bake with me. So, we made pink heart|
sugar cookies. We just added pink food coloring
to the dough to make it pink.
|Quite the team, aren't they?|
We worked on the other school things, too. Numbers, letters, speaking, writing...still plodding away. Not always seeing improvements, but know (or believe) that one day counting will all make sense to Jie Jie. =)
Bible: I've been teaching them both the Lord's Prayer. We are working on the sign language so that Matthea can memorize it as well. Once we get it all down, I'll post a video of them. They really are doing well with this. =)
On Monday Mei Mei starts half days at the local Chinese school. We've cut her back from full day to half for two reasons.
1. They have a mandatory 2-hour nap. Which equals late nights for all of us.
2. We are hoping to put her in the Christian School next fall, so I want to make sure she is up on all her English language work. So, she gets a homeschool lesson in the afternoons.