This week is a review week, focusing on letters E, F, G, H, the number 10, & Joshua.
On Monday we started a new fingerplay, he read the words portion of reading lesson #81, we read in the Bible about Joshua. Being a review week, we reviewed the E, F, G, & H devotionals. For week to week devotionals I use both devotionals offered by Heart of Dakota, but for reviewing I only use ABC verses. Then we reviewed A-H in handwriting, using the tracer sheets I made. Then he glued 10 men onto his number 10 page (10 men to represent the Israelite men). Then he read the sentences/paragraph portion of reading lesson #81. I had to remind him to focus, but he did better than last week I am happy to say. Today happens to be Columbus Day, so I gave Lil J a very brief run down of what that means & then had him color two pages about Christopher Columbus. I had tried to find a craft for Columbus day, but only found 2 & while I did like one of them it required 2 milk cartons, which I don't have. And I didn't want to go spend money on milk just to dump it down the drain in order to make this craft. So then I looked for coloring pages & liked the 2 I chose. Then we did Spanish & there was no song to go with today's lesson, but we did sing Books of the Bible & God made the universe. I do believe Lil J knows both songs all the way through. I am so proud of him! Later on we will continue reading from The Black Stallion.
On Wednesday we continued with our fingerplay, he read the words portion of reading lesson #82, we read in the Bible about Joshua leading the Israelites across the Jordan river (& God drying up the water for them to cross). Lil J picked "G" again as his review letter, I put glue on a paper in the form of "G" & then sprinkled baking soda over it. I used a blue glitter glue, but the baking soda didn't really adhere very well. Not sure if that's just how baking soda is or if it's because I used a glitter gel glue. It would've looked much better if I had just done the glitter glue alone without sprinkling anything over it. We were supposed to act out & discuss what we read in the Bible this day. We did discuss, but I passed on the acting out. We've been a little under the weather & just didn't feel like it. Based on our discussion I could see that he had a good understanding about the lesson anyways. Then he read the sentences/paragraphs portion of his reading lesson. Then we did Spanish & listened to our songs--a song about crossing the Jordan river, the books of the Bible, & God made the universe. As soon as Lil J knew it was music time he ran to get his tambourine. But this time he wanted ME to play the tambourine rather than himself. He chose to ride his horse during music time this day. Later on we will continue with the Black Stallion.