Friday, May 18, 2012

Week 34: Letter Y

We are winding down for the year. We didn't do a new shape, but we did review the ones we've already learned over the course of this year with books and eye-spy.

I did get one our learning sessions on video just for posterity. It's hilarious that it was interrupted numerous times by varying things like Doodlebug waking up from his nap early crying, mommy forgetting something, hunger, random songs, Munchkin having ideas where he ran out of the room to get something and finally we decided to pick it up another time when the lawn guys arrived. It was a losing battle for his attention at that point. That's just real life in our day :-) Every day living things don't stress us out. We just finished things up another day and that's all right. 

We did 22 activities, even if we'd only done the first sitting, the week would have been deemed a success. I always have more activities ready than what we can do in a week because I have been able to gather so many ideas from blogs through Pinterest. I mix it up every other week or so, since I know I wouldn't want to do the same thing monotonously for 26 weeks as we went through the alphabet. Plus, his skills have advanced, so we've added, deleted and changed activities according to his learning and maturity. 

The extra time allowed us to do more for our Monthly Faith focus of Prayer. We read several of our prayer books and did a few crafts this week so I have updated that post. 

For the Letter Yy we......

played with a yo-yo

Played with our feet

traced with our makinglearningfun highway letters

Munchkin wanted to do the pattern page from Making Learning Fun 'by mysef'.
He did great! He did match the proper shape and color, it was in the opposite direction ;-)

Power magnets with Confessions of a Homeschooler printable

COAH large letters, railroad & 3d Y

Y vocabulary words from 1+1+1=1

Salt box with tracing card under the box

Doodlebug got in on the Y fun ;-)

Testing out a few things to go full force in the fall. Visuals to go along
with ABC's of Character book.

Education Cubes from MamaJen

ABC Tracing iphone app

ABC Phototouch phone ap, He did great!

Phonics from Leap Frog, Visual from 1+1+1=1 for our Verse of the Week,
and trading card from The Story for bible story time.

Letter building

Playdoh mats ( or soy-doh as we use) from Homeschool Creations

Cookie cutter Letters


Lacing letters from Homeschool Creations

Gluing bible verse on a bible mommy colored. Munchkin really enjoyed
layering on the glue from 1+1+1=1

Floor Mat

Chicka Chicka tree, one more to go!!

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