Tuesday...Introduce the Letter; color and complete worksheet; read a book about that letter or an object/event/person associated with that letter (see books listed at the end of this post); learn the sound/phonic this letter makes using OPGTR and the phonics poem in the book.
Wednesday...magazine craft (he will look through all of the magazines I have been saving through the years and have moved from house to house, for pictures of items that begin with that letter. He will then cut and paste them onto cardstock. At the end of the year we will "bind" it and he will have a great scrapbook of his letter work.), practice writing the letter, and practice the sound/phonic by reciting poem.
Thursday...read more books relating to our letter and have Thane narrate the story through a picture drawn by him, practice writing, and practice the sound/phonic by reciting poem.
Friday... create mini book, practice sound/phonic by reciting poem.
Throughout the week, I have various coloring pages for him to color, we'll do some sort of craft activity associated with the stories, we'll point out the letter on signs while we are out, and we'll point out objects that begin with that letter.
As far as Math, I am going to teach him to recognize the written numbers and to write them. We are going to learn through playing the games in our Right Start curriculum, playing dominoes and other games like that, tangrams, bead patterns, and sequence type worksheets. I am also going to create a calendar for him to fill out each day with the date, day of the week, month, and year.
As far as History and Science, he will continue to sit in on these subjects with Magnus. He really enjoys the stories, maps, and crafts. He likes do to whatever his big brother is doing. Glad Magnus is a great example for him to follow!
Here is the list of books we are going to read and narrate...
Armadillo Rodeo by Jan Brett
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Billy and Blaze by CW Anderson
Berlioz the Bear by Jan Brett
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
The Egg by MP Robertson
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue fish by Dr. Seuss
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone
Hedgie’s Surprise by Jan Brett
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
The Iguana Brothers by Tony Johnston
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Bread & Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? By Carlstrom
King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood
A Kiss for Little Bear by Minarik
Little Bear by Minarik
Ladybug, Ladybug by Ruth Brown
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
Town Mouse, Country Mouse by Jan Brett (retold and illustrated)
The Napping House by Audrey and Don Wood
Noah’s Ark by Linda Haywood
The Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
Owl Moon by Jane Yolan
A Puppy for Annie by Kim Lewis
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood
Quick, Quack, Quick! by Marsha Arnold
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
The Turtle and the Hare
Little Time & the Brave Sea Captain by Ardizzone
The Umbrella by Jan Brett
Great Day for Up by Dr. Seuss
The Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
A Fox: The Sound of X by Alice K Flanagan
Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
The Yak Who Yelled Yuck by Carol Pugliano-Martin
If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
I think this is going to keep us busy and Thane will get a lot out of it. It should give him a head start to the things I have planned to teach him next year in Kindergarten.