Summer Theme : Day 1

Written by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling

After our short afternoon rest, when I asked the boys if they wanted to do school, they both immediately ran to the dining room a.k.a school room.  It is great to see both of the boys really getting into this whole doing school at home thing. 

We started out summer theme today.

I introduced Thing 1 to some new sight words and the –at and –an word families.  One of the ways we went over our –at and –an family words was by using the Paint Chip Phonics cards that I created this weekend.  Thing 1 was a little skeptical at first, but I think it had more to do with him being super tired than anything else.  However, by the end of our 30 minute homeschool lesson for the day, Thing 1 was reading the –at family word book that came along in the Ready to Read – Unit 1 reading printables that I am using with him.  After we had finished “school” for the day he went and found the book Mr. Popper’s Penguins and was looking at it.  He would run to me every time he found on of the words he had learned to read. 

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The plan was to work with Thing 2 on his name, however, he just wasn’t interested.  However, when I suggested that we work on cutting he was all about it.  So after I had finished doing “school” with Thing 1 I worked with Thing 2 on cutting.  We made some great progress today.  I was also able to sneak in a little pre writing practice and shape recognition while we were practicing our cutting.  Although, I didn’t get the name stuff in, we still had a successful day.

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Something that came to my attention today is that I need to work on finding more fun, and different ways to work on writing with Thing 1.  I think we are both becoming tired and bored of worksheets.  So that is my next mission, to find some more exciting ways to practice writing.