Home Art Studio. The boys watch their teacher, Ms. Volin, do the whole lesson. She has a very sweet way with the kids and the boys really enjoy watching her. Many times she takes them on 'trips' to art museums or different fun things. They love getting right to work!
This year we're doing the 1st grade for Rex (and Tot always joins in) and 4th grade for Captain. The first project for 1st grade was a roller coaster!
Here is Captain working on his first project of the year...a color wheel. I forgot to get more pictures of him at work :(
Have a great week!
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Tot chose a train lapbook (no surprise there! -- note: someone was using purple marker that morning!). I get most of my lapbooks off of www.homeschoolshare.com . They have SO many free ones. I love the ones that go with books. Currently, Tot is working on an apple one. They list all of the books they use which I was able to put on hold at the library. Rex is working on a hot air balloon one -- also found all the books at the library :)
Classical Literature Units. I have both volumes. He finished Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which of course he loved!
Have a great week!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
I thought I'd share our 'F' week from a few weeks ago. Here's his area all set up. I'm using Carisa's Raising Rock Stars Preschool like I did with Rex as my base and adding lots of extras! Many of my printables come from Confessions of a Homeschooler and some I just google the letter. For our saints for the week I use the book An Alphabet of Catholic Saints and Catholic Icings ABC saints (not pictured).
I like to have the day's activities all set out on the top shelf the night before (doesn't always happen!). Then he can choose which he'd like to do. He doesn't always do each one - no problem, I just put it away in the letter folder for the next kid!
Here he is doing his ABC Find It for F. Some weeks he chooses to do this, some weeks he doesn't...
Our bible verse for the week..
I love these pattern letters.
Playdoh letters from his Animal ABC from last year. I really liked that for Tot school last year (I'd use it at about 2 years old).
Building the letter F with his Letter Construction kit.
Geoboarding the letter F
I LOVE this Montessori moveable alphabet.Tot is doing so well with it. He just started reading about a month ago. I just put together some of the pink series and started it with him last week. It's the first level of Montessori language series. He's doing great with it....more to come on that. Here he is just spelling some F words.
Reading our AlphaTales books. He found a flute in his F bag and was playing it!
This is my other favorite DIY Montessori item I made. They are the alphabet bags which contain objects beginning with the sound. Most of the items in each bag come from items around the house. I bought a bunch of TOOBS and printed out some pictures for the harder to find letters. Sometimes I mix up a few bags and he has to categorize them under the right letter....he's a little past that now, so he just pulls them out for fun now!
Our sight word dice....to roll and say.
Beautiful weaving...I laminated it because I loved it so much!
Wow! That was a lot...sorry for all the pics. That may be the only full letter I blog of his all year so thought I'd put them all on if anyone wanted to glean some preschool ideas! I will put his reading series on once I get more pics in!
Thought I'd end with a cute baby picture :) Have a great week!