Be patient and stand firm for the Lord’s coming is near. –James 5:8
In our Bible lessons this week we read about Joseph and Moses. Bebop watched the movie Joseph: Kind of Dreams several times on Netflix. It’s actually a well made and Biblically accurate movie. I enjoyed watching it the first time. By the third time it was a little repetitive, but Bebop now knows the story.
Bebop is thankful for his Noah’s Ark sticker book and for cartoons. I’m pretty sure he said he was thankful for cartoons as part of his effort to convince me we should watch Curious George instead of doing school.
Reading and Writing
Bebop has been doing a great job of copying my handwriting on our white board each day. Pretty soon he will be able to write a daily sentence without any help.
I started Bebop on a handwriting program. We are using the 133 manuscript lessons from Donna Young (it is a free program). So far Bebop really enjoys it. I just hope it holds his interest long enough to go through all the letters. I also printed out lower case tracing cards from Homeschool Creations as a reference. I laminated them and plan to punch a hole in the corner and put them all on a ring for daily practice.
We are continuing to learn ordinal numbers using our daily calendar. Magoo assisted this week by pulling off all the cards, so Bebop had a chance to practice sequencing. It was very easy for Bebop to quickly put the cards in the proper place on the pocket chart. We continue to read through the stack of cards daily and Bebop has all the words mastered at this point.
I printed out some pattern block mats for both boys to use. One side has various animals and the other side as a letter of the alphabet. I printed on cardstock so the ink wouldn’t show through to the other side, then laminated them. The letters are a little too easy for Bebop and Magoo is not yet interested. The black and white animal outlines are the perfect level for Bebop.
Bebop is really into dramatic play. He set up a boat in the school room and was trying to get Magoo to drive the ship according to his directions. Magoo played along for about a minute, then lost interest.
I finally pulled out the play dough. Bebop pretended to make pancakes, muffins, and dinner. This is definitely an activity we’ll have to continue.
You can read more about our plan for the year in my Pre-Kindergarten curriculum post. Looking for more Pre-K ideas? Follow my pinterest board Pre-K ideas and resources or visit some of my favorite online resources that I’ve linked up with: Hip Homeschool Hop, PreK Corner @ Homeschool Creations, and Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.