Monday, September 21, 2009

Along the Alphabet Path Aa

This year for reading Princess is traveling Along the Alphabet Path created by Elizabeth Foss. Princess is enjoying this and looks forward to see what new fairy and saint we will meet each week. Here's a bit of what we did for week A.

Princess dressed as the Apple Blossom Fairy

Drawing of an apple tree.

Drawing of the Apple Blossom Fairy.

One of the books we read this week was The Art Lesson by Tomie DePaola. I love, love, love this author and so do my kiddos. After reading it several times we talked about drawing and decided to make our own unique crayons. What a better way than to reuse the old broken ones that are too small to color with? Here's a few pictures of us making our new crayons...

And last but not least...Apple picking!!! The kids enjoyed apple picking despite it being nearly 80 degrees! Princess kept looking for the Apple Blossom Fairy and the Apple Blossom Baby. This lent a conversation about seasons and how the Apple Blossom Fairy and Apple Blossom Baby are out in the springtime. It looks like we'll be traveling to the apple orchard again in the spring to check out the blossoms.


Erin said...

I love that you are doing the Alphabet Path... we are going to use it for Kindergarten next year, so I am excited to see somebody else put it into action!

We went to an apple orchard too, but since it was raining, we just bought the pre-picked apples in the store! Looks like your kids had lots of fun. And what a pretty pouch sling you have!

Meredith said...

What fun, lovely pics of your "A" week :) Many blessings,