Franc is such an amazing kid. Don’t get me wrong. All of my children are super smart and fun and I LOVE them. I think maybe the difference for Franc is that he will be the first child I will be with from the very beginning of organized learning. Lira went to public kindergarten so I did not get to see her little mind making those first connections.
Anyway, I was tempted to start him in first grade math this week but decided to just hold off. We will begin learning to read next week and I might just spend more time on language arts and fun boxes and let math kind of simmer. I did teach him to count by 5′s though and he loves it.
One activity he did was to count off by fives on a 100 chart. He loved discovering the pattern and can now rattle them off quickly and without any manipulatives.
You know, these last few letters of the alphabet are quite hard to plan. There are just not a lot of thematic things that start with X, but I thought we were doing okay until Bill walked in and saw this…
To me, it was obvious. X is for X-ray. Bill wanted to know why our son had made a skeleton when we do not participate in Halloween.
Maybe I should just stick to the sound that X makes and how it works with the letter E in a lot of words. Okey-dokey…
So, Franc made an X-Sounds Book from a manila file folder. I cannot help you with the cover since it was from an eBook I got for free through the Scholastic sale last week but the contents are available as a free download below.
We also played with the baby xylophone we found in the closet and Franc colored this picture from Twisty Noodle.
Where, oh where did my yo-yo go? We had a little scavenger hunt for the yo-yo but it was a no-go, sucked up in the abyss where all the lost toys float around as if in a worm hole.
So, I dug out the yarn from our craft cabinet and thought Franc might want to wrap a baby food jar. (I need something to do with all these jars!)
As cute as the project is, Franc could not get over his sensitivity to touching sticky things and I had to finish the project myself.
Zebra, zucchini, zoo… Not a lot with Z to do.
So, we talked about zebras and compared them to horses. I printed out a picture of a horse and let Franc turn it into a zebra. (Download is below.)
I think it turned out cute!
If you want to see all the fun we had, be sure to download the lesson plan which contains links to all the printables I used for our homeschool lessons this week.
Free Printables for you ~
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