Monday, May 26, 2014

Letter S Week

Letter Formation/Pre-Writing
Tracing the letters with his write and wipe cards and Letter Tracing Pages from 1+1+1=1
Practicing writing in his sand box.
Q-Tip Painting (from 1+1+1=1)
 I gave him a craft pom pom on a clothes pin to do the Dot Letters (from Confessions of a Homeschooler).  He thought it was really funny for some reason.
 Using his Build a Letter Templates and HWWT pieces. First he built the letters on the templates, then he built them by themselves. He was jabbering away the whole time, which is why his mouth is open in the pic!
Letter Maze
Play Dough Letters
I got out our alphabet stamping play dough mat, then he made me some "cakes."
Building Ss with pattern blocks.  Templates from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
We got a new magnet board for our All About Spelling letter tiles.  It hasn't been hung yet, but Xander practiced some alphabetizing on it.
We're doing the lessons really slowly and only a few times a week so that it stays fun.  Here he was switching in the correct vowels.
Cut and Paste Phonics Hunt
Finding the words that start with S
Playing his Silly Sentences Game.  He really enjoys making up silly things.  I love it because it got him curious about verbs and adjectives.  He even told my mom about adjectives when we met her for lunch one day (much to her astonishment).
Calendar Time
We're still doing our Alphabet in Simple Science, and this week was S for Sound.  Check back for the full science post!
I happened to find some makeup sponges left over from Halloween, so I let Xander use them to paint some Ss.  He seemed to really enjoy it, so we will be hanging on to them!  I thought it was good practice for his pincher grip!
Playing Around
Give the kid a bowl of water (to wash off bubble wands) and this is what happens.  Now I think playing in a bowl of water will be a staple summer time activity this year!
This Week's Work

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