Friday, May 10, 2013

Word Study: Soft-C


Nearly all week we have done our work outdoors!


The neighbors are getting a new fence so we hung out on the patio to watch the whole process unfold.

Me Too has been studying soft-C this week.  He read some word lists and homemade readers earlier in the week.  Yesterday he completed is favorite word study by far.  As suggested by The Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading I set out a tray of peculiar items and made a set of cards that each had a soft-c word on it.  The words were "clues" for "missions" Me Too had to complete (okay, I added the "clue" and "mission" part, not OPG).  Me Too's job was to draw a card, read it, and then complete the mission I read to him based on the clue.


calling headquarters on a cell phone...



Making a silly face...


Trace his hand on a piece of paper with a pencil...


Balance a cent on his head...



Hold the rice in both hands...


Do a silly dance...


Nibble a slice of bread...




Kal-El seemed oblivious to all this silliness and just kept plugging away at those mixed fractions.


Later he climbed the maple tree, read a chapter book (still in the tree), took notes in his botany notebook (still in the tree), drew the flower and pollen of the maple tree in his notebook (still in the tree), collected a specimen (still in the tree), came down from the tree, looked at his specimen under the microscope, AND took the above picture himself.

2 comments:

  1. This sounds so fun :) Anything that I can make a game out of ALWAYS gets the most attention in our house, so I am going to have to remember this! :) Also have to say, I love the work done in a tree!

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  2. In the tree! Best place for a boy to be! (I love homeschooling for these reasons - we don't have trees right now, but soon!)

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