Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What We're Learning This Week - 9/11-17



What We're Learning This Week
  • Short Vowel Sounds/Lower-case vowels: a, e, i, o, u
  • Counting to 5 on our fingers
  • The Color Blue
  • The Story of Creation - "God Made Everything"
  • Verse: "This is the day that the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 ESV

So, I'm toying with the idea of home-schooling.  Not sure if we will, but I want to add some structure to Owen's day and be more intentional with what he's learning at home.  On days we are home during Evan's morning nap (usually only two morning a week), we spend 5 minutes practicing "reading".  He really, really wants to learn to read.  He keeps asking me what words mean, and he's just flat memorized several words from seeing them on things.  He knows all his letters and letter sounds already too.  So, as long as he's interested, I want to practice sitting still (an important skill for Owen to learn!) and spend a few minutes reading together.  

I feel like he's at the age where he can learn and enjoys "stories", so I want to be intentional with teaching him a Bible story every week.  We're about to start Community Bible Study again, and they will be supplying a curriculum for this when he goes on Thursdays, so I'll follow that.

UPDATE:
Ideas for this week -

  1. Blue's Clues cookies
  2. A scavenger hunt for blue things
  3. Note-card game with short vowel sounds
  4. Reading in different kid Bibles every day the creation story.
  5. Read book about Bible verse
  6. Talk about all the things God made
  7. Glue cut-out pictures for a collage of things God made.
  8. Play Blue's Clues around the house with cut-out paw prints

(I'll be posting about schooling more in depth soon!)

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