Tiger Mini Book
Memory Verse: From Sing the Word A-Z
Trust in the Lord with all your heart And lean not on your own understanding In all your ways acknowledge Him And he will make straight your paths Proverbs three five and six.
Tikki Tikki Tembo, by Arlene Mosel
Toto the Timid Turtle, by Howard Goldsmith
Tiny Tim the Turtle
I had a little turtle, his name was Tiny Tim I put him in the bathtub, to see if he could swim He drank up all the water, he ate up all the soap and now he's sick in bed with a bubble in his throat hiccup
There was a little turtle (put hands together in a fist) He lived in a box (make a box with both hands) He swam in a puddle (make swimming motions) He climbed on the rocks (use your fingers to climb up your arm) He snapped at a mosquito (clap hands) He snapped at a flea (chomp with your mouth) He snapped at a minnow (clap hands) He snapped at me (Do Home Alone Face) He caught the mosquito (grab with your hand) He caught the flea (grab with your hand) He caught the minnow (grab with your hand) But he didn't catch me (jump in excitement)!
For fun, we made Timothy the Turtle Roll and served it with Tawny Scrawny Lion Creamy Carrot Soup.
Each lesson includes a quick review, phonemic awareness, phonics skill, vocabulary words, letter formation (I teach this but do not enforce it at this point) and writing practice (mostly he chooses to do all the writing, but I do not make him. Occasionally, I will suggest he just tell me the answer and then I mark the page as completed with a star), listening to instructions and following directions (I do make it a point to make sure he follows directions and then let him do as he chooses - for example, it may say to mark the correct answer, but then I let him color it also), building fluency (modeling left to right reading and appropriate expression), building comprehension (extending word knowledge and understanding text), and reinforcement activities (all the fun stuff we do). Vocabulary words from this lesson include turtle, televsion, tail, toe, toaster, telephone, toothbrush and tent.
Art: Thomas the Turtle
This cute turtle craft is from Alphabet Art.
Tissue Paper T's
This was a great hand eye coordination project! He had to wrap the tissue around the end of the pencil, and then stick it onto the paper T. He thought it was pretty neat how it turned out!
Tire Track Art
Some paper, paint, and vehicles with interesting tread made for one fun project! I let Mali and Elli drive their trucks in the paint and on the papers. It made really neat designs on the paper!
Make toothpick T's
Our Homeschool Creations. Toothpicks make easy capital T's!
He told me he was making a puzzle.
We focused on telling time to the hour. I explained that the longer hand tells time to the minute and the shorter hand tells the hour. I put the digital time on top and asked him to show me the correct time on the
I found this cute Tangram Turtle online and Mali loved the challenge!
Here we are counting with Tally sticks. We counted to 5 and then 10 with the sticks.
Tally Card Memory
After he understood what Tally counting is, we played a memory game with Tally cards that I printed from the book, Math Card Games: Games for Learning and Enjoying Math, by Joan A. Cotter. He l.o.v.e.d. this! He played it again and again, by himself or with anyone who was available to play!