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Froglet school week 1 – letter X

on October 27, 2009

Like the blog title says, I’m not really homeschooling… but I do want Froglet to learn to read in English before he starts school in German next year. I’ve been teaching him sort of vaguely for about a year now, and he knows all the letters but just doesn’t do much in the way of stringing them together. So now we are starting to work at it properly, every day.

Last week we concentrated on X, which is Froglet’s initial. He played the x game on Starfall, as well as quite a few of the other letters for fun, and we read two phonics books that include x: The Red Hen and It (Floppy phonics). Then we printed out the x exercise sheet from Starfall and he learnt to write X. Last time I tried doing one of these sheets (a) he wasn’t very interested but i think now he’s four he must be just the right age because he did it quickly and happily and then we played noughts and crosses together. He even helped me draw the noughts-and-crosses board!
We also watched the “when two vowels go walking” song from Starfall and the longer version from Between The Lions, as we’re reviewing EE this week too, and did the ee game on the starfall website.

We read the story of how Jesus washed the disciples’ feet, and learnt the verse that says “I have set an example for you, so that you will do just what I have done for you.” I’m trying to do a verse and story for each letter. Here the relevant word is example. Then we talked about how we can/do serve others. (After this Froglet went down to the basement all by himself and got the washing out of the machine for me!)

We also did some raisin/smartie/peanut maths. We have these in a transparent folder so he can put the smarties straight on the page and I can just wipe it clean afterwards. So far I’ve only done pages that add up to 7 – next week we’ll add up to 8.

And finally, something I’ve never done with him before either, patterns. He wasn’t so excited about this but he enjoyed playing with his peg board for a while after he had copied a couple of the patterns and then tipped everything out again.


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