Things are finally returning back to “normal” around here since the lightning strike last week. Today the boys and I had a much more typical day although our school day was cut a little short.
Thing 2 and I continued his review of all the letters we have been through before. Today was the letter T (for Turtles). Like we did on Monday, I am using different pieces parts of the Letter of the Week curriculum. Thing 2 started with some prewriting practice. Then we moved on to a letter Tt poking sheet. Thing 2 really enjoys using the push pin to poke the letters.
We then moved onto the turtle graphing exercise provided. However, we never got to the graphing part of the activity, but Thing 2 did get some great one to one counting practice done.
He then finished the day cutting out and putting together the cut and paste turtle in the Letter of the Week curriculum. Shortly after he finished with his turtle, he drew a couple of hearts in his journal, then he was done.
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Thing 1 had a rough start to his school day. He is fine with the sight words, but he does not seem to want to practice reading. I just have not found the right approach with him. However, we did get it done and I think he surprised himself with how much he really knew.
Next we continued our measurement study. Today I traced Thing 1, Thing 2 and my foot and hand. Then I introduced Thing 1 to a ruler and we measured the distance of each foot or hand. A couple of times the numbers didn’t fall really close to a full inch, so I was able to introduce the idea of rounding up. After only a couple of examples, Thing 1 was able to finish up all the measurements.
Learning about the sun was next up on the agenda. First we talked about how the earth orbits the sun. I stole this idea from a friend at Crunchy and Green. However, could not find a small blue marble, so I found a bouncy ball. It just gave us another reason to talk about the size of the sun and earth.
He then colored his salt dough sun, a wonderful shade of green (I don’t know) completing our solar system. We will be working on putting it together in the next couple of days.
We didn’t get to our journal for the day since Thing 3 was awake and we wanted to get to the park to meet some other homeschooling families.
We had a great day, and I am really loving homeschooling and so are the boys.
Anyone have any reading programs they love or that have worked for them?