I was feeling pretty bummed out yesterday morning. I decided to put some bright lipstick on before heading to the store. Bright lipstick makes me feel like maybe I will come across as bright rather than how I really feel, which is dull and lifeless. haha
Ember was watching me and said she wanted lipstick, too. When I dabbed some pink lipgloss on her lips she got pretty darn excited. I picked her up and she said, “We’re the same!!” I was wearing sunglasses and told her, “Hey, want some sunglasses, too??”
She was smiling from ear to ear when I put her glasses on and we were looking at each other. I asked her if we should take a picture because we were twins today. She giggled.
I ordered a few different pencil grasp “tools” from Amazon to help Payson with his pencil grip. He holds his pencils (and markers and crayons) in his fist rather than between his pointer finger and thumb. I remind him constantly to hold his pencil the right way and he will switch and do it but the second I’m not around or looking he switches back to holding it in his fist.
Payson’s doing really well with reading and writing. He now writes out words by sounding them out. I LOVE this phase. Especially when you find them off on their own quietly writing something. It’s incredible.
This is the only one of three (or four?) different types of products I purchased that has arrived. It also happens to be my least favorite. I bought these twist writers (I think they’re called) that I REALLY wish would get here because they look like they’ll be the most effective. Cheap shipping takes a while, though. ha
It was SO CUTE how Payson would help Ember out. He knows a bunch of the sight words and any time I said one he knew he’d show her where it was on the game board. They were being so sweet to each other.
I don’t have images saved onto my computer for all the games we played but here are some we used: (these all have clickable links to the printables!)
Printable skeleton maze.
I found this Halloween sight words game board on pinterest or google (can’t remember) and in photoshop erased the words and added Payson’s specific sight words that his class is working on this week. Every time his teacher sends home a new list of words I can go into photoshop and change the words again! As the months go on I’ll probably do more searches online for different themes.
I printed a regular old 100s chart that I found on google. I couldn’t link to it or pin it because I lost the original site. But there are a bajillion of these if you google image or pinterest search.
I use the 100s chart with this printable hidden picture chart for the kids 🙂
All the Halloween stuff I do that I get from online I try to link on my pinterest board. Pretty much any printable I ever talk about is on my pinterest. These Halloween things can all be found right here on my Halloween board with original links!