For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise This our grateful hymn of praise.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Learning Our ABC's

We've been so busy (& and sometimes under the weather) that I've had time for Facebook only. Hey, what can I say? I know where my priorities lie. ;)

But I promised a friend I'd post some pics of this project H-F is working on so it's a good excuse for a blog entry. :) H-F already "knows" his ABC's but this is a fun book to put together & learn more about things the letters start with.

We are using the free Alphabet Lap-n-Note from Homeschool Share (my all-time favorite site).

I buy binders in bulk at Costco.  For the school year (I suppose) they actually had color binders so I splurged. The white are cheaper I think. Anyway, I found an ABC coloring page for our title/cover page. Just google it and you'll get a lot of options.

While most of the pictures are, of course, apples. There were a few that weren't.

H-F had to write ABCDEF after his name.  That's apparently his ABC book name. :) He also realized while we were putting the book together that the word "answer" starts with A so he wanted to include that.

This coloring page is from A Bible Alphabet Activity Book by Alison Brown. There is a story book that goes with it.

This is a list of the books we read for the letter A. I found the form at Donna Young (of course). I just cut it to fit our book.

Tomorrow H-F goes back to preschool. It's just a one-day a week class but he loves it. This year it's 3 hours. We also signed him up for an hour long reading class on Thursday mornings with the same teacher.  He's dying to back to see his favorite teacher. :) 

Getting ready for the first day of preschool consists in covering your bucket with stickers earned at the library's summer reading program. :D