Major Themes: The Letter D and Dinosaurs
-Write in the number of the day on the calendar each day.
-Point out which day of the week it is.
-Sang the Sing, Spell, Read, & Write letter sounds song.
-Sing the short vowel sounds song.
-Practice writing names.
-Practice writing upper and lowercase letters with workbooks.
-This week we focused on the letter D and had several associated activities:
-Found things in the house that started with the D sound
-Asked, "Does your name have the letter D in it?"
-Listened to the Letter D song.
-Looked at the D page in our picture dictionary
-We made a dinosaur craft. They cut out a dino outline that I drew for them and then glued on textured foam pieces for the fun of it. My vague reasoning behind that step is that dino skin was rough, not smooth like ours.
-We wrote the word dad.
-Had a dance party to a variety of their favorite songs.
-Made the letter D with play-doh.
-Number flashcards up to 20
-Practiced writing numbers 1-15 on whiteboard
-Preschool math writing workbooks
-Twice this week, I threw random number flashcards on the floor and had the girls put the appropriate number of blocks on each card. I found this to be a useful activity because we're working on careful counting right now--they sometimes give in to the temptation to just count as fast as they can regardless of the actual number of items they are supposed to count. This was good practice for them, and they did surprisingly well at putting the accurate number of blocks on each card.
-Reading Sing, Spell, Read, and Write's Book 1. We finished the whole of the first story and now we've started on the second!
-Consonant-vowel blend flashcards with the vowels a and i.
-Teach Your Monster to Read for 5-10 minutes a day.
-Sightwords (flashcards: to, has, is, the, his, her and I.
Bible and Storytime: Week 13 from Sonlight Core P4/5 Instructor's Guide.
Curious George Rides a Bike by H.A. Rey
-We folded paper to make a paper boat the way Curious George does in the book.
Thidwick the Bighearted Moose by Dr. Seuss.
7 Continents of the World: Memorizing the seven continents with this song.
Telling Time: I use this song with a little clock that had movable hands.
-Talked about dinosaurs. What are they? What do dinosaurs eat? Are they still alive?
-Watched this cartoon educational video and a few others about dinos.
-We had exactly 0 books in our stash about dinosaurs so this was a slightly boring topic.
Bahasa vocab this week is colors:
-I read a little children's book which emphasizes the Bahasa words for colors to the girls every day.
-Since Angel has been using his flag collection to teach the girls to identify flags, we used flags and identified the different colors in Bahasa
- Angel and Rebekah took the girls swimming and worked on various pool skills.
Crafts + Play:
- Played our "Fruit Ninja" card game.
- Visited the playroom.