Friday, November 12, 2010
The Letter A
We are doing this letter of the week thing this year. Honestly it's more of a test run to see if I can actually make it as a homeschool mom.
After a rocky start (we were on the letter A for 2 months because I kept putting off the letter B), we have finally figured out what works for us. And we are both (mostly) enjoying it.
Though the first couple of times, Sharks said, "But Mom, this is not a real school, and you are not a real teacher." It's called homeschool, buddy. "But a home is not a school." Sigh.
Thankfully we have moved past that. So now, during the little boys naps, Sharks and I do "school." For about 1/2 hour.
Basically we just read books, do activities, and eat things that start with the letter of the week, and we make a folder of it all. I also try to do a "field trip" each week that relates.
We also collect things from around the house that start with the letter, and we put them on a Letter of the Day Tray.
So, here's the Letter A!
[I used a bunch of stuff from Homeschool Share, but most of what I do is from here. The more familiar I become with the program, the more I add my own ideas in, but I use pretty much all the scheduling stuff from them. I don't always get all the books she suggests, just whatever our library has.)