Monday and Tuesday was Winter Break for the Little Dude's Pre-School. So he was in attendance at home. That means I came up with some fun boredom busters for him to do while big sis did school. The one activity that he really enjoyed and kept asking for was the animals and plastic bowls. We also had hole punching which was ok and a homemade flannel graph which the Little Dude didn't care for at all
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We delved into All About Spelling book three this week. Seriously, there are not enough good things I can say about this program. Spelling is opening up the doorway to so many things in the English language for Zippy. Understanding how the letters work together, knowing the rules of spelling has given her control over her own reading and writing.
We also started a new book for review: The Art of Poetry. We just dipped our toes into this new book, but so far I am pleased.
I also changed up math a little bit. While I liked the Time 4 Learning Math, Zippy was struggling more than she should. I believe the issue is with test taking skills not with math skills. So I am taking a more unconventional approach, using A Beka for scope, sequence and some practice, but also including lots of hands on activities, notebooking and games. I am hoping that if she see math from a different view she can get it - especially fractions.
Oh yeah, and the Little Dude's favorite food right now: pickles.