We took a little "fall break" from our Abeka video program during this 6-week period (which actually made it more like a 7-week period). We also started the You Can Read program. (Unit 1 is covered in this post.)
One of the great things about homeschooling is that Claire gets to do things like "bring a friend to ballet" with our neighbors' preschooler (who is taller than Claire) in the middle of the day. They had so much fun and got to go to McDonald's for lunch and play afterwards.
We also did some Kindergarten fall printables one day. Here is Claire working on her handwriting. Sadly, her manuscript writing is not all that great since she is learning cursive in her K program. David is working a scarecrow puzzle beside her. Another great thing about homeschooling ... extra time with our siblings!
More fall printables.
We played outside a lot (we had great fall break weather) and got some extra playtime with some of our friends.
Let's go for a ride in the jeep!
Our neighbor came over one afternoon for a playdate and we made Halloween crafts. (Really, we just played with foam Halloween stickers from the dollar bin at Target.)
About 3 weeks ago, I started doing some supplemental reading activities with Claire to help her learn some sight words.
We have about 15-20 activities to do each week and we learn 4 sight words each week. She is really enjoying it so far and I enjoy actually getting to do some school with her as opposed to sitting her in front of a video.
Here are some pics of our different activities. We do 4-5 activities per day (in addition to her regular school work) and it usually takes about 10-15 minutes.
We also made a pumpkin shaker. I got the idea for this craft here.
The completed shaker.
We also read The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs and used these fun printables to go along with it.
More sight word activities.
Making sight words out of playdough is a big hit. We made our own playdough with this recipe.
And finally ... our little Indian princess. This was one of Claire's art projects with her Abeka program. She spent A LOT of time decorating her vest.
Find other great preschool and Kindergarten ideas here.
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