Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Preschool fun: a review of our first week

So Damian had his first week of preschool last week – letter A week! Here is a round up of what we did:

  • We started the week by reading the section on letter A in the Baha’i Alphabet Book.
  • We used many of the activities listed in Letter A for Apple on Confessions of a Homeschooler. I am focusing more on the hands-on activities and less on the worksheet type activities.
  • We did “A is for Allah’u’Abha” and posted it up above our school room door.
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  • We made small framed photographs of ‘Abdu’l-Baha. Damian asked to put his photograph over his bed so that ‘Abdu’l-Baha could watch over him while he slept. :)
  • We used letter “a” from the sandpaper letters I made for the boys.
  • Damian watched the new Leap Frog DVD The Amazing Alphabet Amusement Park.

Leap Frog

  • We put up Ayyam-i-ha decorations this week (after all “A” is for Ayyam-i-ha, why not tie it into the school week too!).
  • We made “A” and “a” out of playdoh, and also with our bodies (e.g. for “A” I was one side, Rylan the other, and Damian the middle line). I have found with boys movement is an important part of learning.
  • We ended the week with the ceremonial reading of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and I lifted Damian up so he could stick his big “A” and little “a” onto our letter tree.

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