Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Letter B

One day when I was trying to take a quick nap, I got the great idea of starting school with Marie. Then I finished my nap.

We're focusing on one letter a week. She's doing so well and I'm so proud!

Here's a handful of things we did recently while learning the letter B:

She painted a picture of a butterfly that I printed from here.

We read a verse that starts with the letter B. Isaiah 53:5 "But He was wounded for our transgressions." Marie got this book for Christmas. It's so cute hearing her say Isaiah. This has been a great way to help her with diction and to teach her about Jesus!

The verse book came with a corresponding coloring book.

I printed these butterflies, also from here. (We're running very low on colored ink, hence the different shades of pink butterflies).

I was so impressed with her. She started matching them up without me telling her to. And she had no trouble doing it!

Another gift she got for Christmas was this button set. "B-b-b-button." She's doing so well matching the colors! She still really struggles with the names of colors, though.

While this was only week 2, it's been so much fun so far! She loves getting the special attention and I love giving it to her. It's been fun to come up with a "curriculum" for her and find fun activities online.

It's really helped me to start seeing everything as a learning opportunity. Like today I explained to her triangles when I cut her pb&j into triangles.

I just love watching her learn! I'm so excited (and of course a bit nervous) about homeschooling.

I'm so thankful for my job :)

((Speaking of homeschooling, why have you decided to/not to homeschool? My reasoning to come in a future post))

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