I’ve decided to do “school” with Channing for 4 days a week and then have a “One Day Fun Day” on Friday’s. I’ll do a post each week (hopefully) about our MFW activities and then a separate post for our “One Day Fun Days”. Here’s a peek into our first week of learning.
This week we learned all about the letter S.
Channing collected his FIRST letter card for learning the bible truth of the week – Jesus is the light of the world. I made a set of these to go along with our MFW curriculum. They are card size (or a bit smaller) and he’s lining them up on his desk right now but I think later on I’ll put them on a ring clip for him.
We stuck stickers on our S page.
We sung some silly songs (available in my TPT store).
We looked at LOTS of pictures of things that start with s!
Reading and coloring our “Little Letter S Book” (you can check these out here). We also have each sentence in our pocket chart so we can practice each day.
We practiced writing our name (we do this every day in some fashion….rainbow writing is only one day a week)……..who was it that thought a long name was a great idea??? :-)
We practiced writing S in our salt tray
and outside with water.
We made S on our writing board
and with wood pieces. These manipulatives come from Handwriting Without Tears – while we’re not using the program itself, we love using the manipulatives!
We also did some “real” handwriting…….this was at the beginning of the week……(and this particular day was a rough one!).
and this was at the end – he was soooooooo proud of himself! I made a set of these to go along with our MFW curriculum….they each include a picture to color, the capital and lower case letter and the bible truth that is taught each week.
We completed pages form our “Let’s Learn Letters” book (available in my TPT store).
We read these books…….Channing is reading them to everyone he sees! We haven’t started AAR yet – it’s coming up soon though :-)
Practiced some blending,
and put some sight words in sentences (this one includes the Aussie “mum” but we also did the American one too)….Channing LOVED this!
We also stamped our sight words (another favorite activity).
We completed the number 1 and 2 pages from our “I Know Numbers” book (you can find it here in my TPT store).
We made a pattern in our Math journal using the sun’s rays and did a craft.
We learned how the sun makes shadows and how they change throughout the day.
We also wanted to see how hot the sun really was…..so we made ‘smores in the sun!
It worked (and it was delicious)!
“Norman – The Slug With The Silly Shell” was our FAVORITE book of the week.
Last but not least, we completed the August page of “My Journal” book (you can check it out here at my TPT store).
We did MANY other things too but I think this post is long enough………don’t forget to check out my “One Day Fun Day” post coming soon………this week we did SPIDERS!