This week started school for everyone here! My last child here is working on kindergarten grade level. He was not real receptive last year but, this year has started out much better. He's asking more questions, and repeating the correct answer when asked. He's eager to learn and excited for more class.
This week we learned the letter A. He has had school on and off for the past couple years but each year it just starts over. So he has studied everything before but, at different levels, with different worksheets and less time.
Each day we start with the desk.
The desk has 2 letter A titled books in addition to other items pertaining to the specific letter.
We take time outside to play and learn as well. Writing the letter in dirt and using sticks impressed him.
Each day I subjected him to walks. This is our PE/quiet/mommy and me/exploration time. This go around was his second trip so I allowed the scooter. He doesn't like to walk and I want him to find peace in it. Enjoy nature, get some fresh air and slow down and see things. I will have you know this was day 1 and he took his father and sister on two separate trips around the block to show them all the A's! (Insert proud mommy smile here)
Some of our books gave us an excuse to get outside.
The Magic Acorn by Maggie Stern was about a special acorn.
We went on a walk to gather our own acorns.
Our acorn hunt was successful. This hunt gave us a hands on A experience, and a touch of science! We checked our math by counting the acorns and touched a little science too in that we planted an acorn!
Apple trees made out of playdoh! Then with the help of a roll of dice we picked apples off and put them back on the tree. Hello math again!
After you spend a few days identifying it's time to write! So we practiced writing upper and lowercase a's.
A workbook helps with more handwriting practice. The pages are from various websites with requiring different tasks. Tracing, letter search, name writing and circling the correct numbers.
In the past I tried to incorporate snacks into the day and I continued this year by having fun with food in some way. Applesauce was not received well but these two A's brought a smile!
Yesterday was his favorite as he had to run from number to number and complete a different task. He picked apples and had to transport them!
My favorite was his ax and arrow tattoos! I though to myself hey its even on his arm! Ha win for me!!
Lastly our play time outside today involved air!
This was my first time with the sock bubble but, I should have made two because once my daughter saw it they couldn't switch off quick enough for the other to have a turn.
Well there's our one week of A's. I have a couple crafts I will be sharing in a separate post pertaining to the letter A. I hope you enjoyed a peek in our day. I haven't figured out if we will do weekly or daily letters. We shall see as we go along but, we will actively learn and have fun everyday!
A is for angry!