Monday, August 12, 2013

Homeschool Week 5 *Postponed*

We are not focusing on homeschooling this week because my daughter is in dance camp! She is loving it! But since it takes a good part of our time during this week, we are simply enjoying the moment. That is the beauty of homeschooling. It was our choice to start early (even though kids in our local public schools are starting next week so it wasn't that much earlier), but we can also take this week off to enjoy other activities. We will pick up where we left off next week where we will learn about peace, the story of Cain and Abel, the letter X and the book "Harry the Dirty Dog." It will be fun so join us again next week as we express fun, creative ideas to teach and play with preschoolers!

Zoey had so much fun at dance camp this week!
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Of course, there were still teaching moments where we sat down to play and learn together. One was when we were working with our Mickey Mouse number cards. These are too clever, and though we found them for a dollar at Target, you can easily make them. There are two sets of each number, both have objects of the amount on one side and then one set has the numerical number and the other set has the number written out. At the preschool level I'm not expecting her to read the number written out, but it was useful to match the amount on the back of that card with the numerical number. It also shows that there are different ways to write numbers, even though it isn't quite time to learn how yet.

We also spent a little time every few days on "ABC Mouse." This is a site that has a fee (about $8 a month I believe), but it is well worth it for us. It supplements preschool very well for us. You can pick your child's skill level and let them work through activities and help them along the way. There are puzzles, letter and number recognition, books read aloud and more. With the completion of each activity they get tickets which can buy things for the aquarium, hamster pet, clothes, or object for their room. It is fun that they get little rewards, even if it is just some playtime within the game. Zoey loves ABC Mouse and is proving that she learns the concepts as well.

What is ABC [LINK]

*Note: They are NOT paying me to endorse this product. We just really love it!

Hope you are having a good week! Happy learning!

 Tales From A Mother - Daily Devotionals 

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