Friday, January 20, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up

I’ve gotten out of the habit of writing about our school time this year.  I’m just terrible at taking pictures while we are doing it.  But I managed to take a few pictures this week during our reading time and thought I would share.

Language Arts
The boy and I have been working on his reading.  Currently we are using Hooked on Phonics because we picked it up real cheap a couple of years ago because it was out dated. It was like $30 for 3 kits (K, 1st, and 2nd).  My husband said we had to use it before I can buy any new reading curriculum. (I’ve got my eye on All About Reading.) 
Anyway, getting off track a bit.  So, in the picture above the boy is circling words that rhyme with mat.  However, since I know that I want to sell this kit when we’re done with it, I just slipped a sheet cover over the worksheet page and gave him a dry eraser pen. It works like a charm!
We’ve also used our Education Cubes and inserts to practice reading words.  (I recently won a membership through a giveaway!!)  We used some of the ‘a’ word family cards and the letter cards.  The boy would roll the two dice and read the word.  Then we would talk about if it was a real word or nonsense word.

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On this particular day, we were stuck indoors due to storms.  So, to get the boy moving I decided to have him roll the dice down the stairs, go down read the word and then come back up.  It was a great way for him to use up some energy. (You can visit the Show & Tell to get and share more Education Cube ideas!)

So, that was just a little taste of our week.  How did your week go?

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  1. I love activities where you get two things done at once - I am sure he had fun rushing up and down the stairs too.

  2. ProverbialHomemakerJanuary 20, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Those look fun! And much more creative than just making them do laps around the kitchen island like I do. :) 

  3. Ah yes. Laps around the house is another good option.

  4. Me too! Especially ones that can help him get out some of his energy! Otherwise he would drive me crazy on a rainy day.

  5. rolling it up and down the stairs is a great idea!! :)


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