Find the letter Ff
Alexa has been doing these worksheets from Confessions for a while and has really liked them, so I decided to keep doing them even though I think she’s got it down pretty well.
I really emphasized the sounds of the letter Ff this week – I used Homeschool Creation’s Alphabet Cut and Paste page for the letter f, to give her some hands-on practice. I had her point to each picture, say what it was and tell me what sound and letter it started with. Our ETC workbook also has some practice with this, so by the end of the week, I think she thought she knew ALL of the /f/ words. :)
Alexa LOVES the file folder games I made for her, she wants to do them every day. I am trying to hold on to a few so that they stay appealing to her, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to. (Numbers 1-20, put them in order)
Jonah and the Big Fish
We read the story of Jonah this week, which Alexa was not well acquainted with yet. Unlike Treyton, she needs to hear Bible stories SEVERAL times before she remembers it, which is great, because we like reading them :) After reading the story, I had a small craft for her to do, but come to find out all three of the kids wanted to do it – so I quickly cut out enough fish and Jonah’s for all of them out of cardstock. I love watching how different and unique they all are in their crafts. Audrey still hard to tell, because of her age, but she has her own method of working that’s her very own. I love homeschooling… :)
For the craft, I cut out two pieces of cardstock for each project, had the kids paint one side of each fish. We then partially stapled them together, stuffed in some tissue paper to give it some “body” and cut out “little Jonah’s” which the kids pretended the fish would swallow and spit back up.
Fish Patterns (from Confessions)
I wanted Alexa to start learning to write her numbers as well, at least tracing them, this week we worked on number 1 and 2. She loves writing, so this was an easy filler for her after she finished everything else I had for the day.
F is for Fingerprints
I focused on numbers 11-20, as she is just now learning to recognize those numbers. This was a stretch for her, but I think I will keep it up for a few weeks (at least), because she did enjoy it and asked for more.
Writing the Letter Ff
Then she practiced her pre-writing skills, and straight lines, and then traced the letter to learn the process of writing this letter, and finally on to writing the actual letter with no assistance. So proud of her good work!!
A B Seas Game
We played the AB Seas game, where you go fishing for the alphabet fish. We would name, make the sound of the letter and then match to it’s lower case letter.
We read several Rainbow Fish books this week, that Alexa really enjoyed.
She made her own rainbow fish from this DLTK printable and different colored tissue paper (which she cut herself).
Tot School for Audrey (22 months)
Audrey is becoming more and more interested in school, but does not prefer to do anything I direct her towards – she only wants to do what Alexa or Treyton are doing.
I did manage to entertain her for about 3 minutes with the Melissa and Doug Shape Puzzles. She loves do-a-dots and coloring, so I’m doing the best I can to entertain her with those things, because when she’s not entertained…. it doesn’t go well…. for any of us. Of course, I’m not giving up, we have lots of toys and games to keep her busy, but if the “big kids” are at the table working on “school” no matter how awesome the toy is, it just doesn’t cut it.