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Oct 31, 2011

F is for Fish Week

Learning the Letter F
It has taken a little time but my little engineer is finally starting to 'like' school. He says, "Let's play school." I'm not sure if this is a good thing but for now I'm not really worried about it. To refresh we are following the Confessions of a Homeschooler curriculum. Here's what he worked on:

We started with Leap frog Ff song...The F say ffff the F says ffff every letter makes a sound the F says ffff. And letter F fish lacing and fish lacing.

These are  numberclip cards. We started with large clothespins...

Then went to small because they fit better on the cards. We also use paperclips for these.

These are upper/lower case practice with wooden letters disks. The Engineer loves this one hence the cheesy smile

Size sorting fishes. He's still getting the hang of this activity but now corrects himself when he realizes his mistake.

Dot-A-Dot markers are another fun activity part of the curriculum.

This activity is beginning letter writing  practice. These are laminated for reuse.

It's always great to use the stuff you already have in your toy collection for school. This magnet fish puzzle was a huge hit with the Little Engineer.
The absolute favorite during the week was the Letter Ff Scavenger Hunt. I took an old easter basket and hid things around the living room. The following items are everyday household stuff that I know a lot of people have. Then we sat down after he was done and talked about each item and its Ff starting sound.

F is for Freight cars

Letter F links


Finding things


We glued fall colored feathers on a collage page

Color matching puzzles

Pattern activity
Number counting activity

Number graphing pages are so much fun. My little Engineer picks out different things, like pom-poms, to use for counting each week. Then he places the number of items on the page.

Upper F lower f sorting

Pom pom magnets activity

A simple but fun coloring page

fish puzzle

Another pattern matching activity.

Cutting practice

Cutting and pasting practice

We did many other things such as Letter Ff tracing, floor numbers with fish cards, a fish lap book, a poke page, a paint bag, and used foam letters to make the letter F, and lacing beads. We went on a mini-field trip next door to look at the fish swimming in the neighbors pond. And lastly but never least, went over our F memory verse daily: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23

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