In an effort to teach phonics, whole words, and reading, I decided to take a slower, more enjoyable approach. This week we have focused on the letter A and have gathered topics starting with A. Through reading these books and being exposed to these sounds, he'll inevitably soak in the phonics. Here is what we have been doing since Monday and plan on continuing until next week.
Reading topics:ants, alligators, albatrosses
Social Studies:reading about astronauts, discussion about what astronauts do
Art:reading stories about children who make art
Music:"The Ants Go Marching," and "Alouette"
Foreign Language:Learning the ASL sign for A
Food:applesauce, almond milk, alphabet soup, apple bars
Music:The Apples in Stereo
Blue Pocket Chart:sight words starting with A, pictures of the Alamo Mission and Angkor Wat, uppercase and lowercase A, picture of our friend Aurora
Field Trip:perusal of pet store aquariums