The best thing I love about homeschooling is creating my own schedule. I get to pick the days, times and activities I want to do when I want to do them! Too bad the rest of life isn't like that...
Right now, I am filling in the gaps of my sons education. We went from an e-school, which he was behind because of his struggle with reading, to homeschooling starting next school year. So now I am figuring out what he knows and what he needs to work on.
To make learning more "fun" for him, I let him pick three days out of the week to work on phonics and math. He picked Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. I still want to do some learning on Mondays and Fridays, but I don't want him to think of it as learning. Right now he just plays videos games on those days, so not a lot of learning going on..lol
Like I mentioned before, the beauty of homeschooling is that we get to make the schedule. I want to hear what your schedules are, which days are for what, what activities do you plan and how to make those off days about learning, but the kiddos think it is fun, let me know in the comments!
I hope everyone had a nice Easter. We spent the day with my in-laws eating good food and having fun conversations!
It is finally done, word sliders are here. These sliders are great for practicing word families and blends. My son has a hard time seeing patterns, so these word sliders make it easy for him to recognize the pattern, only the first sound changes, the ending stays the same.
You can print out this free printable here. I also included instructions on how to put them together.
If you don't want to make your own, here are a few fun sliders you can purchase off of Amazon.
What fun activities do you do to practice word families and blends? Let me know in the comments.
I love reading! It is my hobby and I hope someday my kids will love reading just as much as I do. I just love If you give.... series from Laura Numeroff. How cute are these books! I love cats, so I am fond of, If You Give A Cat A Cupcake! This cat is all about the cuteness, but watch what you give him, he just might make a mess!
This book for is recommended for ages 3-7. The illustrations on each page are simple and not overwhelming and will help with decoding the words. If your kiddo loves cats and cupcakes, this book is for you!
Are you already familiar with the I you give series? If so let me know which book is your favorite!
It is so important for kids to read at least 20 minutes a day or night. I am so excited to start my book list series on here. I will be talking about the books that my son reads and the books that I read to my son.
So just like the title says, the first book that I love and so does my son is Fox Outfoxed by James Marshall. I really like this book because the words are not too small, so it doesn't seem so overwhelming, but it has short chapters, so it makes my son feel like he is reading a big kid book.
This book is a level 3, transitional reader. It is about Fox and his many adventures. In this particular book your child will read about Fox and a race, Fox reading his favorite comics and just like the title say, Fox being outfoxed!
What books are your kiddos reading? Let me know in the comments.
Are your kiddos having problems with word families? How about the -un word family? I created this game to make learning the -un words fun!
There are two ways you can set up the board, you can print out the board, cut and tape the sheets together or you can cut out the circles and glue them on a piece of cardboard. I covered mine with contact paper and decorated it. Here is the game board that you can print. You can use whatever game pieces you want. I found a bag of plastic bears at goodwill and we use those for our game pieces. You just need one die and you are ready to play!
If you don't want to make your own game, here are a few games you can purchase on Amazon:
What fun games do you play to practice the word families? Let me know in the comments!
I remember the days of word stretching, my daughters got it right away, my son, no go. Even to this day, he struggles with it. He will be reading and when he comes to a word that he don't know, he just starts saying a whole bunch of words instead of sounding it out. So that got me thinking, why not make a game out of word stretching.
This game focuses on the parent saying the sounds and the child putting those sounds together to make the word. It is Easter themed, so it will be a great addition to your Easter themed lessons. You can get your game here. Just print out, cut and play. (Mix up the cards so the word families are mixed together.)
What fun activities do you do with your kiddo to practice word stretching? Let me know in the comments!
My name is Robin. I am a homeschooling mom of three and I just love to find ways to make learning fun. I am so excited to share my ideas with you. I try to make my ideas as inexpensive as possible. Most of the items I use are things that are around most houses and if you have a printer and ink you are all set. Please feel free to use these ideas in your own learning adventure with your children.