Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Week 1- Ian's K3 Adventure

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I have never seen someone so excited about learning!

I don't know if it has anything to do with the fact that he has watched his sister learn for the last almost 3 years or that there is a lot of coloring involved or that he has his own Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles folder, but what I do know is that when I say that it is time to learn, he gets very excited!

As promised, I will be sharing with you what we did on a weekly basis.



I drew out (freehand) a capital A and a lowercase a and had him color while we said the sound that the A makes. (We are specifically working on the short vowel sounds right now.)

I purchased a composition book for Ian and made four sections on each page. In each section we practiced writing the capital and lowercase A's. I held his had and guided him in the writing. We did not focus on writing "on the lines." We focused on the hand movements of writing the letters while chanting "line, line, SMILE" for the capital A, and "circle, LINE" for the lowercase.

We did page 1 in our Numbers and Skills with Button Bear from Abeka books. We also read Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 (Chicka Chicka Book, A) and Five Little Ducks (Raffi Songs to Read).


We did page 3 (first page) in our Letters and Sounds for 3's from Abeka books.Again, we practiced writing the letter A in our composition book and we read A, my name is--.

For math we read Chicka Chicka 123 and Five Little Ducks again.


He had fun gluing cereal to the letter A on page 5 of the Letters and Sounds for 3's book. We practiced writing our letter A's and we read A, My Name Is--, Chicka Chicka 123, and Five Little Ducks again.

No school for Ian. However, we began learning his Bible verse for Cubbies (Awana program).

We made letter A crafts that I found on this website. We practiced writing out A's, and we did page 5 in Numbers and Skills with Button Bear. We did not read stories.

Learning for Ian is centering around fun more than academics. I do not want his day to revolve around "school." I want his day to be about fun and play. I love that he is asking to do "chores"- what he calls his learning time for some reason. Videos are a part of our day. He loves LeapFrog: Letter Factory and LeapFrog: Talking Words Factory, and I am all for using resources that help make my job easier.

This week, we are working on the letter B. Tune in next week to see what we did to learn all about the B and the number 2.


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