Incorporating Games

Another busy day in homeschool land.  Aren’t they all?  😉  We began with our Morning Board [as always] and then we jumped right into the school towers.

Language Arts/Grammar Sunshine is working on nouns/pronouns.  When we moved over to his Grammar lesson, I asked him if he remembered the name for the symbol we use that shows possession of something.  He thought about it a second, grinned and said “APPOFACY!” [apostrophe].  Yep, that’s pretty close.  Good job, Sunny, good job.  😉

We are honing in on Buckaroo’s fine motor skills.  This child LOVES costumes and imaginative play…. oh and sucking his thumb!  Sitting down for more than 5 minutes and writing/drawing/coloring….. not so much.  :/

Check out the third picture [below], he told me he was being “coorative” [creative] by using two crayons at once.  Yeah, uh-huh…. or  maybe *someone* was in a hurry to get done and move on to some rough and tumble play.  😉  😉

Math Buckaroo worked on number recognition and tracing/writing his numbers.  We also discussed <, >, and =.  He can use the symbols correctly [b/c ‘the alligator’s mouth always chomps the larger number’] but we’re still working on identifying/naming the symbols.  😉

After the boys finished their ‘book’ work, we played a game together.  We use LOTS of games during school.  Another perk of teaching [young] kiddos.  😉  And both boys enjoy this game.  It’s a fun and interactive way to teach parts of speech.  The object of the game is to be the first person to complete a [silly] sentence by obtaining nouns, adjectives, articles and verbs.  The boys love reading their sentences at the end:

Sunshine’s sentence:  “The scary dinosaur cooks a banana.”
Buckaroo’s sentence:  “The shiny sandwich crawls a squirrel.”
Mommy’s sentence:  “The funny hat looks a leaf.”

Sunshine’s expression in the second picture [above] cracks me up.  “Now what’s a verb again?”  Look at Buckaroo’s grin in the next to last shot.  The sillier his sentence, the better he likes it! That’s my boy.  😉

In an effort to stretch my 5yr old’s ability to sit still and complete a task, we played Memory Match together.  I just went through the box and grabbed all the animal matches b/c I wanted it to tie in with what we’ve been learning. Besides the whole set is too big for my littles to play at once anyway.  And this seemed like the easiest way to review our land/sea/sky concepts from yesterday.  I happen to like ‘easy’…. a lot.  😉

Bible/Science We reviewed the Creation story and sorted the animals by which day they were created.  And discussed more animal facts.

And that wraps up our second day of school.


6 thoughts on “Incorporating Games

  1. Hi! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Your blog looks great. My best advice is to just be yourself and have fun with it! Good luck! Your boys are darling. 🙂

  2. I love them little rascals…they are too cute! I’ve got to come up with another way to say, You’re amazing, because I am totally going to wear that one out…LOL. Loved reading about your school day. =)

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