Friday, October 30, 2015

The Letter L

The second week of school was focused on the letter 'L'.  The boys had a blast making lavender L's and lemonade. As usual, we started the week off with dot-a-dot pages on Monday. We continued reading lessons with Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy lessons, and working on writing with Handwriting Without Tears (affiliated links below) throughout the week. 

On Tuesday, we made Lavender 'L's. I had Josh pick up some real Lavender at one of our favorite stores, The Paris Market, and the next day we stuffed fabric 'L's with it.  This was great motor skills practice and the boys loved playing with and smelling the lavender. 

On Thursday, we made lemonade.  I did most of the prep work earlier in the day, but left something for each boy to do.  They each juiced a lemon half, measured and poured simple syrup, and helped count the cups of water. And of course, they LOVED drinking it. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Letter F

The first week of school we studied the letter F.  The first few days were a little bit of trial and error to see what each boy could do but they both did great! Emory and Boaz both loved the Dot-A-Dot markers (affiliated links below)! I found several cool worksheets that use Dot-A-Dot markers and the boys have been going to town with them!  Boaz is learning to use a pencil to make intentional lines and scribbles and Em is using the Handwriting Without Tears worksheets to write his letters.

We kick off each week with some Dot-A-Dot letter sheets and Find a Letter sheets; then we do a craft and (sometimes) a snack that begins with that weeks letter.  This week we made foil fish and paper plate fish, though we did not do a snack. 

We fill in the rest of the time (that isn't at therapy or a doctor's appointment) with coloring sheets, math sheets, books, and learning to read with Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons.  
Both boys did really well in their first week of school and we couldn't be more proud of them!