Letter of the Day: Letter M

August 19th, 2008 in Letter of the Day

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I try to incorporate reading, music, art, gratitude, exercise, nature, touch, and a family activity into teaching the assigned letter. We actually spend two days on one letter, so we have enough time for all the fun activities and all the regular things that goes on in our day to day life. Then after a couple letters we have a day where we play a treasure hunt all with clues reviews the letters we have done.

Here are some ideas for Letter M (we skipped L because the sound box book—which is their favorite part, is checked out at the library)

We of course read our Sound Box M Book and these books:

Music:Moon Moon Moon by Laurie Berkner. Abby was so excited that MUSIC started with M so all day long she would stop what she was doing and say, “Mom, it’s time to dance, turn the music on!”

Art:Abby was also really excited the money started with M, so we just had to do that on the art collage.

Gratitude:Our Gratitude Alphabet is coming along, Abby drew a picture of the mountains and a moose.

Touch: We played with the pennies for awhile putting them in the shape of M, messing them up (because Mess starts with M too!) and putting them back.

Exercise: We took a nice walk along the MOUNTAINS.

Family Activity:We made MUD PIES. I would take a picture but because they are to look like mud, they do not look to appetizing :) But I will share the recipe, it is from one of my favorite movies The Waitress.

Falling In Love Pie


1 (9inch) baked pastry shell
1 (14oz) can condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
2/3 C water
1 (4 serving size) package chocolate flavor pudding mix (not instant)
1 (1oz) square unsweetened chocolate
2 C (1pint) whipping cream stiffly whipped

In a large saucepan, combine condensed milk, water and pudding mix; mix well. Add chocolate.
Over medium heat, cook and stir rapidly until chocolate melts and mixture thickens.
Remove from heat; beat until smooth.
Cool. Chill thoroughly; stir. Fold in whipped cream.
Pour into prepared pastry shell.
Chill 4 hours or until set.

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