This actually contains several weeks worth of activities.
He is continuing to progress through both Phonics Pathways and Explode the Code Book 1. (MommyWise's blog at Mindweaving has convinced me to keep using ETC at least for now.) I also began using Pyramid Reading (now titled Reading Pathways: Simple Exercises to Improve Reading Fluency) with him. He has only finished the first page, but I love how it is set up. It will be great reading practice for him.
I made these for him to help with distinguishing between lowercase b and d. Thanks to Tory for the Mr. Beady Eyes idea! I'll post a link to the file later if anyone is interested in printing these for their own children.
**EDIT: I've added the files here.
I recently posted my thoughts on reading and our approach. Feel free to read and disagree with me here. ;)
He is still working through his Kumon Tracing and Coloring workbooks. These are probably his favorite "school" activities. He did a few pages in his Handwriting Without Tears Pre-K book, but I try to not focus on that one. I really don't worry about actual writing.
He adores making letters with his letter pieces. I never could have imagined how much he enjoys this.
He is still steadily working through his cutting workbook.
This photo is from one of our sick weeks. We really need to start adding a number daily... perhaps next week...
He played with his coin sorting tray. He's nearly memorized the names (which is not something we've actually worked on, he just asks).
We finally got back into our Activities for the AL Abacus games after a few weeks off. Here he is playing a matching game with two types of finger cards. It may seem as though we're moving slowly, but I believe in mastery and am in no hurry. He would probably be annoyed if these were the only things we did for math, but he is still working through his Singapore and Horizons Kindergarten books as well.
Even though we weren't posting regularly, many wonderful hands-on science activities were taking place. Here are some of the highlights:
My dirty-faced guy with a solar-powered windmill/fan that he and RockerDad built. He loved the cause and effect of placing his hand over the solar panel and then removing it to turn it on and off. The solar kit they are using makes many different things, so I'll post a pic of each as they make them.
We did the old tried and true celery stalk in colored water experiment. I'll be posting more pics from this experiment soon.
He grew some crystals (I'll be posting about this soon, as well).
Robbie made gluey gunk with his Daddy. You can see more photos of the process here.
My brother gave Robbie this rocket for his birthday. It uses baking soda and vinegar to launch. He loves this and it has been launched many, many times.
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