On Monday of this week, Mustang picked up our Dick and Jane Treasury and informed me she was going to read the ENTIRE book. And, she did. We have been reading this book on and off for awhile, and she knew most of the words. She worked to sound out the words she didnt know-or had me tell her when she couldnt figure it out. She read for about 2 hours straight. My DH even suggested she take a break at one point and she wouldnt hear of it! She was so excited to reach the end. She told me her next goal is to read ALL the books on our shelves. Lets hope not in one day :).
Phonics & and handwriting:
Mustang worked on her BJU K5 Beginnings curriculum. We focused on letters i and t, and the sight word it (really a review for her). We do not have the worktext for BJU (the curriculum was free to us!) so I supplemented with worksheets:
Letter tracers from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
Color by letter: Uppercase and lowercase T from education.com.
Color by letter: Uppercase and lowercase I from education.com.
I also made our own tracer pages to work on the sight word it from Kid Zone.
She also found the letters I and T using this letter hunt sheet from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
In our BJU K5 math, we have been studying numbers 1-5. This is NOT new to Mustang, but we have been focusing on the dot patterns. We also picked up-free at our homechool swap-the teacher's guide for Saxon K5 math. Its not terribly useful without the worktext, but it has the cutest songs to teach how to write your numbers. This is something Mustang is still working on, so it is a welcome addition. She LOVES to sing.
She practiced writing her numbers using the number tracers from Confessions of a Homeschooler (we love her work!).
Mustang also worked on her number booklet from BJU. I gave her foam stickers to cover the shapes in her book.
To review her numbers-I made the count and clip cards (1-5 only) from Confessions of a Homeschooler. I added stars on the back for self checking.
This post from My Montessori Journey reminded me of some things I had still packed away.
The object of this Easter Springtime tray is to take and egg card and a basket. Then, one would fill with basket with the number on the egg. My Montessori Journey used a chicken card, but its from Kidsoup-which is a pay site and I am not a member. I did find these pretty eggs from-you guessed it-Confessions of a Homeschooler in her Easter pack.
I added star stickers for self checking.
What Mustang wanted to do was to separate them all by color. She is very stubborn lately, and is trying to figure out her boundaries! My usual focus is not whether or not she knows the material, its whether or not she wants to follow directions.
She made a graph using this cute animal cut out I found at education.com.
Mustang finally started her Kumon Book of Pasting. It went pretty well. I am hoping that this will help her learn to cut on the lines better.
During 'free time' she almost always chooses some sort of art. She loves to draw and would do it all day if I let her!
I decided to do three separate wrap up posts this week, but fell asleep writing this one. Not sure if I'll get the others done or not! It's 80 degrees outside, so I think we will be going out to play. Hope you have a great weekend! God Bless!
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