Despite being up since 5:30am or so, Thing 2 didn’t take a nap today so we were able to do school today. Actually he was super excited about doing school. When I asked who wanted to do school, he immediately jumped up and came with me.
Using some of the pages from Confessions of a Homeschoolers Letter of the Week Curriculum, Thing 1 did some pre writing practice. The pre writing practice is becoming too easy for him, so I guess I need to find something more.
What would the letter A be without talking about apples? Thus, Thing 2 did an apple stamp picture. I really enjoyed showing him how it worked.
While I was out looking for a math curriculum for Thing 1, I also found and decided to use a kindergarten math curriculum for Thing 2. (More to come later.) Today’s lesson was about counting with one to one correspondence to five. So to incorporate apples into our math, I took out all of the seeds to use as our math manipulative today. We practice counting a couple of times and then he glued them onto an apple that he put together from pieces I had already cut out.
The first letter activity was simply reading a book and having Thing 2 locate all of the letters A and a on the page. He really got into this and would yell every time he found one. It made me laugh and Thing 1 came downstairs to see what was going on.
The second activity was the letter A and a sort from Confessions of a Homeschooler’s Letter of the Week curriculum. This was good practice for recognizing the letters for Thing 2.
The last activity was the do a dot activity also in the letter of the week curriculum.
I love Thing 2’s enthusiasm that he has for learning. I hope he never loses it.