Sunday, June 13, 2010
This was Treyton’s first week of Kindergarten and it totally rocked!!
I am very much looking forward to the next year of school together and how much I know Treyton is going to progress and learn.
We did two lessons of Horizon’s math this week. The lessons are getting a little bit harder so we’re slowing down to make sure we actually get the concepts. This week we introduced addition and Treyton did great with it.
Next we are learning to count by 10’s. We are still struggling a little to count by 2’s and 5’s, he’s starting to get the 2s, but I’m trying to find a song/tune to sing the skip counting too. Any suggestions?
Language arts, which includes our phonics and reading we are doing a little differently now. I am using Sonlight’s K Language Arts program and from what I have read and used so far, I think we’re really going to like it. It’s expanding our horizon’s quiet a bit. We’re doing more than just phonics and reading, we’re doing more copy work and dictation, as well as reading good literature.
One of our favorite activities this week was reading the story’s (fables) in Ruth Beechick’s Language and Thinking. Treyton re-told me the story of “The Crow and the Pitcher”, I printed it out and then he illustrated. He enjoyed this activity so much we did it again with one of his art drawings this week.
We also worked in the Explode the Code book 1, we did only a few pages. And for reading Treyton actually begged to do his progressive phonics book this week and one day when it was time for lunch and I told him he would have to wait this is what he looked like:
We introduced Mississippi this week. He put his state page together and added it to his binder.
It was no problem for Treyton to review the states he already knew, even with a several week break. I counted 21 states off the top of my head that he is now able to recognize almost entirely by name alone.
We are using A Reason for Handwriting, which I like. The first three or four days he practiced writing a word at a time like good or give or Lord. On the last day he copied the entire verse on some fun paper.
This week our verse was Psalm 136:1, I wanted to work on Treyton memorizing the verses as he worked on them, but didn’t have the time to add it to our daily board, so I am hoping I will get it done by next week.
I picked up the Usborne book “I Can Draw Animals” at CHEA which I highly recommend for this age group. We learned to draw a Teddy Bear, and added background as well. On Friday, Treyton told me a story about his bear and I wrote it down. Bible
This week for Bible we studied the story of Gideon, which I posted about separately.
We combined our Science and B4FIAR this week. You can read about our plant unit here.
An incredible week!!
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