Latticed Learning: Week 13

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Welcome back to another installment of Latticed Learning!  Today I'll be sharing the thirteenth week of our journey with you.  You'll get a chance to see what we did, the resources we used (click here to see what we're using week after week), and hopefully come away with lots of fun ideas for things to do with your own little one!

Bible Lesson

Ruth (pages 152-155 in this Bible and 131-137 in this one)

Memory Verse

Matthew 21:9, 11 - This is the thirteenth song on this album, which I've raved about before.  I also created this card:

We post it on the fridge (and then add it to a mini photo album from the local dollar store when we take it down).  I'm always amazed how quickly Gv can say her verse - minus the reference - each week!

You can download your own copy of this card for free here!  Want the whole set right now?  Get them here.


Margaret (I know nothing about the lives of the saints, but when I saw these cuter-than-cute cards and wonderful eBook, I decided they gave me the perfect excuse to learn!  They're honestly more for me than Gv at this point, although she can put the name to the card after having it up on the fridge and talking about it all week.)


(Print out your free "M" phonics card here!)

Topic to Explore

The human body/healthcare/growing up 


Square (I'm kind of going in order of vertices/sides and each one will last for several weeks.)


12 (Like I said in this post about the alphabet, we'll talk about all (well, maybe not all) the numbers every week, but I'm choosing one to focus on each week and you'll see some repetition as time goes on with a few of them.)

Best Books We Read This Week

Some of our favorite books were featured this week, including:

The Incredible Journey through the Human Body - this book is way too detailed for Gv right now, but it has lots of great illustrations and nifty windows to tunnel through the body on each page, so we just did a picture walk through and talked about what everything was.  She loved it, and brought it back out to peruse all week long.

Your Body is an Usborne book, so of course that means it's fabulous.  There's good information in this little treasure, but it's all conveyed in a simple manner, making it just right for Gv.


Everyone Poops was given to us by the cousins, who had to find a second copy to keep us away from theirs.  Your household might be a little proper for this book, but we're all about the bodily functions over here, so this is an obvious hit.

Where is Baby's Belly Button? has been one of Gv's favorites since she was born.  Even though she's read it approximately 9,476 times, she still enjoys it.

Brush, Brush, Brush!  - If it weren't for this book, I don't know whether Gv would ever release her alligator-grip-jaws long enough for me to get in there and swish around a few times.  If she seems reluctant to let me in, I simply have to break out this book and begin to read, "Are your teeth clean & white?"...

Other Great Books We Read

Fingers and Toes

See How You Grow

No More Diapers for Ducky!


Human Body

The Foot Book

I Love You Baby from Head to Toe

Pirates Don't Change Diapers

Songs We Played By

I went through all the children's songs on my iPod and created a playlist just for this week.  Here are some of the best selections from our list:

Hosanna! from this album helped Gv learn our memory verse

Little Twelvetoes from this 

Do the Circulation and The Body Machine from this

Several body-related songs on this album, like Move Those Muscles

And so many more, but I'll let you search through your own music collection to see what types of songs you can add to a playlist.

Videos We Explored

We did "M" things on this site.

We watched this clip and a few of the others for the letter "M."

This video fit perfectly for the number 12.

We watched several of the human body videos here and if you look at the list to the right, you should see a bunch more.

How We Played

We did a couple of things to learn about the story of Ruth:

Gv took Linus-Aquinas outside on the leash (unnecessary, since our backyard is completely fenced) so that he could follow her like Ruth followed Naomi.

Of course, what actually happened was that he led her around...

I then gave Gv a baggie full of cracker pieces.  She walked around outside, eating some herself, but purposely dropping some for Linus-Aquinas (since Boaz told his workers to leave some grain for Ruth to collect).

We also did several things (besides reading books) to correspond to our human body/healthcare/growing up topic:

We made our own little arm X-ray, using black construction paper and chalk.  I just traced her arm, then drew in some bones, and let Gv shade in some of the surrounding area with the flat side of the chalk.  We then dampened a washcloth and dabbed it around that surrounding area, so that it would provide a bit more of an X-ray effect.

We pulled up this fun site and I just let Gv point to whatever caught her eye and then clicked on it to read to her.  There's also a little video that matches these guts, but I didn't think it was all that worth showing her.

Gv played doctor with her dolls.  We don't have a doctor kit (although we're planning to get her this as a present for Christmas), but we do have a stethoscope from my classroom and plenty of band-aids, so those all worked just fine, for now.

After discovering the "websites to visit" page in the back of one of our books this week, we headed over to explore some fun links and learn even more about the human body.  We even snooped around even longer, because Gv kept noticing photos of all sorts of other topics we've covered in past weeks.  I can see us visiting this site again and again.

One of the sites we visited used a roller skater to illustrate how the bones and muscles work together to move.  That resulted in a request to roller skate...

And what's a good roller-skating session, without some more books?

We again kept things a bit lighter this week, due to all our extra holiday crafts.  We repeated some of these ideas from last year, as well as added in a few new ones.  

We've also been spending time each day Celebrating the Season - have you been following along?  If not, be sure to click on over and download your free Advent and Christmas printables, as well as get all sorts of ideas for great holiday music, movies and books to help your season be extra merry and bright!

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