Thursday, June 10, 2010

Highlights from "W" Week

It's been a little while since "W" Week, but I'm determined to finish posting about our journey Along the Alphabet Path since I've made it this far! Hopefully it won't be too long until I'm able to post about X/Y and Z!  :)

~ Letter Formation ~

The girls made the letter W with Modeling Wax,  Wooden Pieces and on paper.  Rascal and Chiquita also made a couple wax whales!

~  Wallflower Fairy Coloring Pages ~

They also colored the Wallflower Fairy from the The Flower Fairies Alphabet Coloring Book while listening to A Flower Fairy Alphabet on CD.

~ Picture Book Science ::  Weather and Wind ~

Here are the books we read through about Weather and Wind:

W is for Wind: A Weather Alphabet (Alphabet Books)
with additional activities from the Teacher's Guide (pdf)
What Will the Weather Be? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Weather Words and What They Mean
Weather Forecasting
Feel the Wind (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

Since "W" week fell just before Pentecost Sunday, we made a Windsock!

If this week hadn't fallen during the Easter Season for us, and we weren't having a different Garden Party already, I would have loved to have another one based on the theme from Week 3: The Heaven's Tell God's Glory!   I really wanted to try Angie's weather themed breakfast, but we just didn't have the time.

~ W is for Whales and Watercolors ~ 

For lunch one day we made Whale-wiches from Let's Eat and Whales Crackers!!

It had been a long time since we last made the Whale-Wiches and Snuggles wasn't quite sure what to think at first! ;)

After they finished eating the kids all used Water Colors to paint pictures of Whales.  

You can find the Teacher's Guide here.

~ W is for St. Wenceslas ~

Here is our hand-painted St. Wenceslaus for with An Alphabet of Catholic Saints.  I didn't spend as much time on him as I would have liked, but I thought he turned out okay.

They also colored St. Wenceslaus Coloring Pages from Catholic Artworks and completed some copywork, which I created at Writing Wizard using the quote from An Alphabet of Catholic Saints while I read Good King Wenceslas and Stephen's Feast.

(I also added a couple books to my wish list!)

(by Captain and Rascal) 

Jennifer Miller also has a coloring page and story that I printed out for my children as well.

~ Picture Study : W is for Window ~

Well we made every attempt to do the picture study of Windows from Museum ABC's book and nesting blocks, but we never did finish.  I'm not going to worry about it. 

~ W is for Weaving ~

Using this Loop N Loom Kit, the girls learned how to Weave! 


  1. Wow,the weaving looks so beautiful!

  2. How fun! I love the kids watercolor paintings. I've been wanting to try one of those weaving kits with my kiddos too. Looks like they did a great job!

    Thanks for sharing, Jessica!
    God bless.

  3. Oh my goodness those whale-whiches look too good to eat! Love it!

  4. Looks like a good week. The sandwiches look yummy! Can't wait to see X/Y & Z

  5. Looks wonderful! Everything looks so fun!

  6. I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to post your alphabet activities! We plan to do a good bit of it this coming school year, and I'm always happy to see a new installment come up in my reader. :)

  7. So many good ideas...i luved seeing the kids paint their whale pictures. Great job!

    I was at the IHM conference in Virginia this past weekend and heard someone there mention your blog.

    So, are you ever going to write a book or start hitting the lecture circuit? :)


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