Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Teaching Tuesdays - Week 13

It's hard to believe we are 13 weeks into school - technically half way through our year of 26 weeks.  Now, truth be told, we'll probably go a little longer than 26 weeks in a few subjects but, for the most part we are about 1/2 way through most of Josh's workbooks. 

Josh is really doing amazing with the basics of phonics.  Here, in this photo, he is practicing his "Ferris Wheel" song.  He absolutly loves the song and sings it every single day (even when I don't feel like it).  Not only can he sing it with the music making all of the correct short vowel blends, he likes to then sing it by himself.  I've seen huge improvements with his sounds and with forming words with those sounds.  He also loves to "read" more.  One day, he got out his "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" book and was sounding out the words and then writing out each page. 

Nate loves his preschool work.  Loves it.  Well, most days.  Using the snow as leverage last week, the boys quickly got to work after lunch on their school work and kept saying, "We will not whine mom!" just so they could finish and get back outside!

 On Friday we focused on Thanksgiving again and worked on this little book from Teachers Pay Teachers.  The boys had to make the word "Here" on each of the pages in their book.  I did cut out the letters before hand only because I knew the cutting would be the death of me if I had them do it HA!  It was cute to watch because by the third page, they had figured out how to "read" the sentences based on the picture on the page.
We also read through this cute counting book.  It gave me the opportunity to talk about the Pilgrims and Native Americans.  The boys enjoyed the story and asked lots of questions!