Our table time activities were full of fun this week. Technically, this would be considered preschool time, but Andrew is much too big of a boy to do preschool, so we call it table time. He already knows ‘the what’ of the lesson (letter & sounds), yet really needs to strengthen his small motor skills… and let’s face it, it has to be more fun for Bryson if his big brother is joining him! *smile*
One of my favorite preschool tools is from Confession of a Homeschooler.
I’ve always preferred a letter-of-the-week style, and she has cleverly done all the work for me. Most can be downloaded for free per individual lesson, but I think the small investment is worth it. I just simply lay the activities onto learning trays, and they are free to work on them as they feel led to explore.
My other preference for preschool activities is Abeka. I invested in many of the learning cards, flashcards, and games years ago when I ran a daycare. They are incredibly sturdy.
Andrew is also beginning Abeka Arithmetic 1. We are finishing up the Math-U-See primer as an introduction to math ideas, mostly by just watching the videos. He is ready to move on, yay! I prefer Abeka Arithmetic up til 3rd grade. I like the colorful worksheets for these younger ages. (From there, we move on to Saxon 5/4).
Andrew is also becoming more comfortable with reading. Lots of repetitiveness, but that’s is perfectly fine with me. It finally feels like 1st grade. The excitement of words becoming a story; so cute.
With our theme being Caterpillars this week, we had fun lining grape halves up on a lettuce leaf to create our caterpillar snack.
I just love these younger years. So hard to believe that we only have a couple more years of this left *sigh* ~
so I’m just embracing the days as we go.