Our first two weeks of homeschooling went well. There were a few bumps in the road - keeping little brother entertained is a challenge - and we didn't come close to getting to all our "special" activities. The Buddy, however, is loving homeschool and I enjoy feeding his hunger for knowledge.
Since we are hoping to make it to an orchard this week, our new theme is apples.
|We checked a ton of apple books from the library but here are |
my favorites: Apples, The Apple Pie Tree, One Red Apple,
The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree,From Seed to Apple,
Ten Apples Up on Top
|Writing Center Additions: apple stickers, letter cards, name cards, |
"A" stamp and ink pad
Skills Practiced: fine motor, uppercase and lowercase letter recognition,
creativity, communication through print,
|Apple Orchard Puzzle|
Skills Practiced: fine motor, hand eye coordination, spatial sense, logic
|Letter Sort: images for this game were found via Google and|
the board is simply construction paper with stamped letters.
Skills Practiced: letter recognition, sorting, phonetic awareness
|These foam blocks were half off in the dollar spot at Target. |
I added the apple stickers. We will use them to
work on AB and ABC patterning.
Skills Practiced: rational counting, patterning, sorting
|I saw this apple pie play dough idea on Counting Coconuts & |
had to recreate it for my boys. Josiah hasn't had a chance to try it
out yet because Mini-man played with it for an HOUR this morning!
Skills Practiced: fine motor, practical life, creativity
|This is an idea I saw on I Can Teach My Child and since the Buddy|
loves the book I decided to create our own version. It's hard to see
but there is a numbered picture of him in each spice bottle. The
"apples" are styrofoam balls I painted red. This is where he
chose to spend most of his time this morning - he thought putting
apples on his own head was quite amusing.
Skills Practiced: rational counting, numeral recognition, fine motor,
P.S. Check out our homeschool page for lots more theme units and educational ideas.