Captain Rex will be 5 this July and we have started working on his reading skills!
Here's what we worked on for week 1...
Our Sight Word Caterpillar (adorable idea from The Moffatt Girls)
Our words this week were
a, and, the & see
Captain Rex practiced his cutting skills on this word family activity from Musings of Me.
I quickly realized that he has not mastered letter sounds yet so we are going to slow down on the word families next week until we catch up on reviewing letter sounds.
We went through unit 1 of the You Can Read program from 1+1+1=1
to work on our 4 sight words.
He glued cheerios to 2 of his words.
Sight word puzzles
We definitely need a pocket chart like Carisa on 1+1+1=1 uses!
Sight word search
using Do-A-Dot Markers
He got a little confused about the word "a" vs. the letter a
connect the sight words
connect the dots
sight word coloring
We might skip this one next week because Captain Rex did not like it all.
He doesn't like not getting to pick his own colors! :)
Erasing the sight words as I called them out...
He even practiced writing the words himself which I didn't
get a picture of but I was impressed that he even remembered the correct spelling!
Find the sight words
This was great practice for "reading" the sight words in a sentence.
He decided against the cheerios for his other 2 sight words and asked to trace them instead.
Here is our word wall :)
These are our spring words from DLTK
I hung them together using Link 'N' Learn Links
I am so excited about working with him over the upcoming months on sight words, phonics and word families! This is my first time teaching someone to read and I am so grateful for all of the wonderful resources I have found from other blogging mommies!
I ordered this video to brush up on letter sounds which will also be perfect for Little Thomas!