Rookie (5 yrs old)
Ace (39 mos)
Ladybug (13 mos)
This week was Letter "P" and I set up their desk area with their RRSP materials, Puzzles, books, and toys that matched the theme which included LOTS and LOTS of puppies, pigs, pink, purple and one toy penguin.
For a "light" week of school, we still accomplished quite a bit.
Morning Calendar had us doing "P"ushups for our Letter of the Week exercise.
Fingerpainting was pulled out again and Ace matched his colors without any of my help.
...and week two our penguin walked the letter P. Ace is also catching on to "where we start our letters? at the top!" While tracing, he was verbalizing how to write a P. I was very impressed. I think he will be able to write his letters soon.
Finally, our handwriting. Rookie successfully translated TONS of "P"s to the blank line on the bottom. I can honestly say that giving him the verbal ability to talk through his writing has made a huge difference. Every letter starts at the top. We jump to the top to begin the next line, etc. Handwriting Without Tears has been key to helping him take the next step.
We will be continuing on to letter "B" next week. I'm not sure how many letters we will accomplish before the beginning of the school year, but hopefully we will be able to get in 3 more.