Friday, December 19, 2008

Review of Our First Week

I think I'm just going to review my homeschool weeks and give you the good, the bad, and improvements I could make.

Here's our learning poster for the week (our memory verse is "A soft answer turns away wrath. Proverbs15:1)
Here are the books we read and discussed (I starred the ones that he favored):*Rodeo Ron and His Milkshake Cows
*Millie Wants to Play
*Moo Who?
A Particular Cow
Daisy the Firecow
Moonstruck: The True Story... (don't recommend, too wordy and confusing for little kids)
The Cow Who Clucked (the pictures are really artistic and a good way to introduce some art, but on some pages it's hard to determine what the subject is, you'll have to point some stuff out)

Other books we enjoyed this week:My Truck Is Stuck
Little Smudge
Alphabet City
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners

My son doesn't want to "do school" right after breakfast because he wants to go play cars. So, we'll have to rearrange his schedule and see what works better. I'd like to get it done right away in the morning, but that doesn't seem to work for him. Also, I'm going to do a better job of reviewing the books before we read them together. The book "Moonstruck" was not a great book for a 2 1/2 -year-old. I guess I'm learning along with him.

Oh, for the Letter of the Week Preparatory Curriculum we have an index card with the number of the week. He gets to put the same number of stickers on the index card. I didn't know what I was going to do with the cards, but I found a 4x6-inch picture album for $0.99 at Wal-Mart and it works great. I just made my own cover.


NeedANap2 said...

I just came over from MomAdvice, I don't want to criticize but seeing your poster made me want to advise you. It's easier if you start out teaching both capital and lowercase letters together. (you would want both pictured) Our oldest is only 7, I'm not an expert but I've heard this from several people. HTH. :)

Jessica said...

Thanks for the advice (not criticism)! I will take it and add the letter 'b' to our next week's lessons.