Letter of the week B

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B is for Books, and this week we read a Bunch, of Books, with B’s. Too corny? I know. What if I told you we read a Big Bunch of B Books?


This week went a bit better for us than last week, but still not a complete program yet. Baby steps.


Since we had so many books that we could read this week, I didn’t focus on very many activities with the books and just read them. Looking back I think doing more activities and reading less books might be better. We only read two of these books each day, to leave room for other reading, Christmas stories, and bedtime reading.


This week we read;

The Baby Beebee Bird – We weren’t able to finish this whole story because some previous library member tore a bunch of pages out of it. For that I am glad because if we read this book more than once I am sure that I would have heard “beebee bobbi bobbi” all the day long.

The Lamb and the Butterfly 

Berlioz the Bear

Cowgirl Rosie and Her Five Baby Bison – At first I thought this book was for “C” week, but I hadn’t requested any C books yet. I was confused but read it any way. Definitely a B book. Each of the 5 baby bison, also have a “B” name.

Blueberries for Sal (Viking Kestrel picture books) – I know this book is a classic. I remember it from my childhood, well the cover of it at least.

The Big Balloon Race (I Can Read Books) (I Can Read Book 3) – This was one of the two books that K1 liked the best this week. It surprised me. It was a very long story to read all at once (there are clearly three chapters which make for great stopping points, we just didn’t stop). I felt that maybe she didn’t grasp it all. We read this on day one, and later in the week she asked to read it again.

B is for Books! (Step into Reading, Early, paper) 

DK Readers: The Little Ballerina – Naturally with my daughter in dance I knew she would love this book. It was great for more than just reading. She got to see dance in a way she never had before. We read this book several time this week. 

Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! – I’m loving that the last two weeks it has worked out that we have one board book from the library. It means that there is at least one book that K2 to can get his little hands on safely.

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We also worked on writing the letter B on more than just paper. We tried on a Magna doodle, which was very unsuccessful, and on a chalk board. She did great on paper and on the chalk board. She is having a hard time with the letter b, and B. She often writes them backwards. She has the correct shape, so we will just have to keep working at it.

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I also made up an activity. As you can see I wrote several colors in their color. I then read through them with K1 and asked her to stand up each time I made the “b” sound. She really enjoyed this.

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Then I asked her to come up to the marker board and point out each color that started with the letter b.

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I then wrote each color that she named onto their own piece of paper. I asked both of the kids to collect 3 items that were the color named on the paper. Now this part is not entirely an origional idea. I have seen the color collecting idea everywhere, but we had not done it until now.


I really expected K1 to go tearing around the house collecting item, but that was not the case.

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It was more of a challenge for her than I had expected. She knows colors, and can tell you when things match.

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Maybe she doesn’t work well under pressure, or had a hard time because lots of things have more than one color.

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I was also suprised that K2 just wanted to sit and watch. Maybe K1’s lack of excitement effected him. No I never thought he would collect items of the correct color, I just figured he would add some random stuff.


In the end it was a great activity to do. Especially if it was a challenge, and it was. Oh and I know your wondering, the hooves on the cow are brown.


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