On Monday we did our new fingerplay, did our Bible reading, then did some acting out & discussing of what we had read. I had my son trace his finger over "D" & "d" & he did really well. So far the only letter he has been able to write independently & legibly has been "A" & "a". We put 4 women on the #4 page. I was trying to decide what sort of women to choose to put & decided on women with their Bibles. I had planned to do reading lesson #73 today, BUT my son asked to do reading on Saturday & we did it that day (for the first time mind you) & he nailed every word, both old & new the first time through the lesson so today we did lesson #74. There were changes in this lesson that made it a little more challenging for him, so it will be interesting to see how long before he nails this lesson & adjusts to the new format. We did Spanish of course. And our extra craft was a cut & paste camel. The glue has to dry before I can let my son play with it, but he's pretty excited about it. And there was no song to go along with today's lesson, but we still listened to the Books of the Bible & God Made the Universe. Incidentally, as of last Friday I have the Books of the Bible song down except for the minor prophets. I had previously learned the books of the Bible in order (just not in a song form) & I was able to memorize all of it EXCEPT the minor prophets. But I'm betting I'll have it down soon enough. It's always easier to memorize when you sing it.
On a sidenote: I recently purchased a laminator. I am working on a project where I'm making something for my son, to hang in his room. Initially I had asked my hubby if he had one & he said no, but that we could probably get one from Costco. I know nothing about them & looked at Costco.com & they had one for $100. So I assumed they were expensive items. Not wanting to spend that much right now I tried to borrow one from someone. (I know I could go to Staples or something like that, to get my stuff laminated but there was quite a bit that needed to be laminated & I knew that would be pretty pricey) But then a blog on my blogfeed had a post about items needed for homeschooling, with recommended brands, etc. There was a laminator listed for $25 with refill packs for $14. So I went ahead & purchased that one. I am very happy with it so far. I was able to laminate all that I needed for my project & then I did a few other things. Since Tuesday, when I wrote out my son's named in dashed letters & he traced over it so well, I've been meaning to have my son trace over other dashed letters. Yesterday I realized that if I laminated them he could use the same one over & over with a dry erase pen! So I did that yesterday & he did the first 4 letters today, getting caught up. I thought he did a really great job. I put 2 letters, both upper & lower case, on each side of the sheet. I ended up with an empty side at the end of the alphabet, so I put numbers there, 0-9, just to not have wasted space.
Onward we go to next week, where we learn about Joseph.