Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Teaching Tuesday - Week 12

One of the things I really want my kids to enjoy is reading.  Why?  Because I love to read.  Recently, we were at the Christian Bookstore and both boys gravitated towards the books.
They each picked out a "First Reader" and yes, we read them many times.  In the store, at the Pie Company where we went for dessert and throughout the week.  It makes me want to take them to the bookstore much more often!

Phonics is alive and well in this house during our school week.  We are learning our short vowel sounds and how to blend them with the other letters.  Both boys love to sing our Ferris Wheel song and make all kinds of interesting sounds :-) 

A few years ago, I picked up a couple of workbooks at Michaels to use with preschool.  We never used them but, I pulled out this one last week
and have started to using it with Nate and it is a huge success.  I use it along with our regular preschool curriculum and it is a great supplement.  It gives Nate easy practice on his numbers and letters and lets him do something he loves - color. 

On Friday, we did more Thanksgiving activities including reading this fun book:
It's just a simple book about blessings but it makes it so easy for the kids to understand the concept of being Thankful.  I asked the boys what they are were thankful for and Nate piped up with, "I'm most thankful for you mom!"  How priceless is that! 

To go along with this book we did a few things that revolved around 1 Thessalonians 5:18.  The boys had to trace the words of the verse, color a picture and they did a Cornucopia Craft.  All items can be found over at Christian Preschool Printables.

 Josh was my huge helper on this day.  He set up all of the papers, scissors, glue and crayons and than called the boys to the table for school. 

This week was another huge success.  The boys are learning lots of Bible Verse for Awana as well and learning all of their basics.  We are going to push strong until Thanksgiving in order to maybe get a little ahead so we can do more fun Christmas activities.