Thursday, October 15, 2009

A a Apple, B b Ball, C c Cat and D d Doll...

Our home school curriculum finally arrived and lessons have begun. For those curious as to how I like the "Sing, Spell, Read, Write" ; I LOVE IT! We are working through the kindergarten level and Ivan is keeping pace with Hannah. He loves to sit down and learn his letters right along with her, though he's not quite there on auditory discrimination.
"Hey Ivan, does envelope start with D?"
"Yeah."
"Are you sure? Does eh sound like D?"
"Yeah".
But he's 3 1/2 and we're working on it. Hannah and Ivan can both sing the phonics song all the way through without the music; they sang it for me when we were at Starbucks the other day. Even Clayton is trying to sing along with the song. His favorite is A A Apple. During the same Starbucks trip he was "singing" AAA!!! AAA!!! Apple juice!!! B! B! Ball! quite loudly. He got warm apple juice while Hannah and Ivan got hot chocolate, I think this is what prompted the spontaneous outburst of song by the other two.
We are learning two letters a week. We learn a new letter on Mondays and Wednesdays. Tuesdays and Thursdays we review the letter and make little mini books with words that start with the letter and Fridays are devoted to crafts and the bible lessons from "A is for Adam" by Ken Ham.
Math and Science are worked on periodically during the day but not formally just yet and so far both kiddos are loving all of it.

5 comments:

B said...

I think one of the things I like best about homeschooling is that everybody learns together.... The younger definitely benefit from the older's work. I am so glad that you like the program....it sounds like a lot of fun!
B isn't doing much formal math either - we got the ABeka kindergarten but it started moving too fast for her, so we took a break and are doing lots of dot-to-dots. You would not believe how much they help! I did them with J too and it was really THE stepping stone that got her off and running with math. Anyhow, happy schooling! :o)

Anonymous said...

I used Sing Spell Read and write with Dan and found it to be a very good program----I can still sing the songs. You will have to ask Dan when he comes home to see if he can still sing it. Nanna

CandiandCoffee said...

Homeschooling is such a blast if YOU feel that way! Our kids totally pick up on whether we love it or just tolerate it... so girl, you're doing great if your kids are loving it! Keep it up! I loved the couple years we homeschooled and the kids still talk about it often. By the way, we loved Bob Jones History. I don't know what the younger kids books are like, but we did 2-6 grade with their history and really liked it. Glad to hear you're enjoying it so much. It's totally worth all the effort it takes.

Lisa said...

"A is for Adam" by Ken Ham? i'm definitely going to look that up!!! that's great!

Debbie said...

Love it!! The joy of watching your kids learn is one of the best!