"O" = octopus wieners with shell and other shape pasta, "O" candy gummies, round cucumbers, and I squirt of ketchup for those octopi to dip in.
Well, it ain't gourmet, but the kids loved it! We are studying the letter O this week with my Kindergartener and Pre-Ker. I had someone tell me how creative I was, but I can not take credit. I got the octopus wiener idea from Pinterest. I am really a pretty dull homeschooler. I don't really do too well at homeschooling and making it fun. Every once in a while I do good, but I over think things and end up not following through with all the wonderful ideas that I do have. This was a successful day.
Homeschooling seems to be that way for me... there are these moments of greatness and then, we hit a valley. I always reset goals when I see myself slipping back into a valley moment. Let's just say I spend a lot of time resetting goals. I really struggle with the little kid ages. It is just one of those things. Some people love all that stuff... sitting and drawing, cutting and gluing, painting and drawing... and I do, but when you put a toddler and little kids in the equation I start stressing out in a hurry. I would rather be running around outside or jumping on a trampoline with my kids. Going for walks is just my speed where all the messes can be made outside. I think that is okay, though. We all have our way of making it work. Unfortunately, my kids probably learn the academic stuff a little later in the beginning years, but they learn it eventually.