Man, what a night we had here in the state of Indiana ! A night filled with thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flooding all taking place at the crack of dawn. Just last week temps dropped and we awoke to snow again. Last night we didn’t know whether to get a row-boat or to run and take shelter. The good news is today the sun is shining and we made it through with no damage.
To wrap up last weeks lessons on E. Our egg experiment was a success. We managed to make a raw egg, rubber and was able to bounce it like a ball without breaking it.
We are taking the same egg to create The Incredible Shrinking Egg .
I have to say these experiments went over very well with The Little’s and I see more experiments in our future.
Little Sis finished her book on the letter E adding to the pages with pictures of eels, elves, eleven, and eight. The Little’s also enjoyed the week using Ed Emberley’s drawing books.
His books along with blank comic books and a set of color pencils make great gifts.
This week is all about the letter F. There are new books in the book baskets. This week Miss Sky has books about fish, frogs, fireflies, ferrets, and foxes. Little Sis’s books this week include:
The Frog and Toad Series by Arnold Lobel
The Fire Cat by Esther Averill
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses bt Jan Brett
Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka and the strawberries by Maj Lindman
Fairy Houses by Tracy Kane
Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister
Our circle this week is :
Fairy Ring (gathering verse)
Good Morning Dear Earth
Little Brown Bulbs verse
ABC Rock (Greg and Steve)
Little Sis’s lessons today was all about Mr. F and his funny feet.
She first practiced her letter in the air then on her chalkboard and last in her book.
Last week she read books 1-5 of the I See Sam books. Today she read book 6. This book introduced the words Sis and Mit. She is doing really well sounding out new words. I think we will continue with this book for the next few days. I am not in any hurry to push her to read, she has plenty of time.
It is important she is able to write and spell these words as well as read them. When asked to spell rat she understands how to sound it out to spell it. I see she” gets it”, she is going around trying to sound out everything. She is learning to sound out words like “me” and will try it both with a short e or long e until it makes sense.
This week Miss Sky’s lessons are all about fish. We learned that fish fall into 3 groups bony, cartilaginous, and lampreys. Her spelling words this week are :
We marched them out and broke down the words finding any smaller words, (c)art) il (age). She copied them once in cursive and printed them once.
Today for reading we are continuing with the book The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies by Jane Werner. I hope to start The Fairy Chronicles by J. H. Sweet next.
Wishing everyone a great week !