“I love school!” That is the way school began this afternoon for the Cameron Clan. Both Thing 1 and Thing 2 were excited for school today, especially when they learned that this weeks theme is Thomas the Train.
To get Thing 1 started, because he was chomping at the bit, I gave him the follow the line and the path to the yard maze type things. This also served as a little bit of writing practice for the day.
While Thing 1 was working on the mazes, I started Thing 2 on his Thomas prewrite sheet that I made.
We had finished our pre writing sheet and wanted to color.
Next up I helped Thing 1 start with a number recognition game. I had made cards with numbers and that many of one of the Thomas characters on them. He would roll the math dice that I have with 12 sides. He would then have to say the number name and locate that number card. I had originally planned to make this a more active game by having him run to find the number, but he wasn’t feeling it, so he just sat at the table.
While Thing 1 played his game, I helped Thing 2 with his prewrite.
Next I handed Thing 1 his sight word activities for the day that are from the Ready to Read Curriculum that Annie at The Moffat Girls created. He quickly did the sight word color by number. I have discovered he is not a big fan of color by number worksheets. He then did the read it, trace it, paste it worksheet. Well he read it and traced it, he didn’t want to paste it. Then we read the –ip family book. I was really proud of how well he did. The only problems he had came when he came to the new word family words that we just started talking about today.
Thing 2 worked on his one to one counting using the same number cards with the different trains on them. We practice counting by covering each small picture on the card with a rock (glass rocks for decorating). He loves to cover up all of the little pictures. This wasn’t exactly what I had planned, but it worked.
We were supposed to play a matching game, but due to an unfortunate accident with my thumb, I wasn’t able to cut out the matching game, but I will work on that tonight.
So, I thought we were done for the day. Wrong, Thing 1 wanted to do more school, so we did one of Thing 2’s activities and then we did some math problems.
Despite the fact that only half of what I had planned went off without problems, the boys had a good day. To finish off the school day they were writing/drawing on their white boards and reading the new library books that we got today.
I promise that every day that I school the boys I learn something new about this homeschooling thing.
Just another day Learning with the Cameron Clan!