Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Explode the Code

Getting Ready for the Code, Explode the Code, and Beyond the Code are amazing tools for alphabet recognition, phonics and comprehension. I always use this series as an add on to our curriculum. For those that need a little extra practice the Explode the Code Series has 1/2 books to reinforce between each level. All six of my children have greatly benefited from this series. This series is very user friendly. Explode the Code does an amazing job building a child's confidence all of the way from learning their ABC's to becoming a fluent, confident reader.

The Big Green Pocketbook

Today we read the book The Big Green Pocketbook. This is a great book to focus on reading comprehension, order and detail. While little ones today don't know about bus tickets, drugstores with ice cream, typewriters and the five-and-ten store these "olden day" places/concepts did not seem to confuse Phoebe.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Blueberries for Sal

Blueberries for Sal is a wonderful children's book. Today Phoebe and I read Blueberries for Sal and did many activities that involved reading, cutting, gluing, painting and comprehension.

Monday, July 28, 2014


Phoebe learning about ladybugs. Phoebe used watercolors to paint the ladybug and glitter and glue to make the web. Little Ladybug, Little Ladybug, where do you fly, up, up, up, in the sky so high. Little Ladybug, Little Ladybug, where do you land, down, down, down, on a little girls hand.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Using Pinterest to fill in the gaps...

Gone are the days of having to go to the library to check out books and copy material from reference only books. The internet is and can be a wonderful place to learn, Pinterest being one.

Confetti Eggs