Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A is for

Alex, Alligator, Apple, Animals Ants, and Asparagus!

This week we have started teaching Joshua letters (outside of just recognition) and he is loving it!! I have decided to do a letter a week and for right now I have decided to go in alphabetical order, A-Z.

We will be working tracing and writing the letter A.
Looking at the differences between a capital A and a lowercase a.
I have animals in the rice/sensory bucket. We are also working on animal signs (ASL) and learning how to sign the letter A in ASL.
Since Joshua LOVES the do a dot paints we are working on dotting out uppercase A and lowercase a. Joshua wanted to his uppercase As in red, his lowercase a's in green
And our final project for today is one that both of my kids enjoy! A bunch of my worksheets I laminated and I recently found some white board/dry erase crayons
So with my worksheets laminated, it allows these crayons to wipe off nicely so we can work again later/tomorrow/whenever! Also I LOVE crayons over makers because they don't mark on clothing/skin as easily :) Anyways, our final project today worked with coloring apples based on the colored word printed on them. For example Joshua needed to find the apple that had purple written on it. The word purple was also purple text. When he found it he was to color the apple in (we are working on coloring nicely and not just scribbling)
We did this until we used all of the dry erase crayons, leaving some apples uncolored

Well, I'm running out of time for this blog, so I'll just end with out book list for this week...I'll post more A activities/ideas that we are doing in tomorrows blog. Happy A Week!!

Books this week are: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, A is for Apples, Ten Apples on Top, Alex Alligator and His Fearful Jams, and Alligator Pie


  1. Looks like great fun! I'm going to have to find those crayons! :) (I'm blogging our first day of HS too!)

  2. What a fun day! You are so creative and organized. A+ for you today! AND A+ for Joshua, too!


  3. a is awesome autumn!!! good job mama

  4. Awesome! I'm still laminating stuff. I think we're going to be starting our homeschool stuff next week! I'm so excited!!! :)

  5. Oh by the way...absolutely LOVE the pic of Joshua holding his head with his hand. Priceless!!