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Week in the Life of All About Reading 1 {Day 1}

I'm back to share a day in the life of All About Reading Level 1 Second Edition

If you haven't seen my review, please check it out to see general product information, what you need to teach Level 1, what's new in Second Edition, how you know your child is ready for Level 1, what to expect, my thoughts, and more! 

This week, I will share what All About Reading looks like in our home.

I documented this day on September 19th, but then decided to extended it the rest of the week to give you a better picture of what All About Reading looks like with Bo, who is currently 5 and in kindergarten. 

Today, I am sharing the tail end of Lesson 10, which is the Practice Sheet (aka Fluency Sheet). 

Bo and I now sit at the white desk pictured below. I was doing our lessons on the couch, but I got tired of moving the magnetic board around and kept losing tiles, so I had it installed within arms reach of the desk. 

I keep his materials on the desk like a little station with handwriting and supplies in the drawer. (Math  is at another little station at the living room table). 

We started this practice sheet last Friday, so Bo has read through all the New Words, and we are reading Phrases and Sentences today. 

The Practice Sheets are getting longer so I had an idea today to cut up the words, phrases, and sentences into bite size pieces.

Then, I made it a game, giving him points for each one. He loved this! 

He kept track of the points on a small white board and earned one Spry berry mint for every 5 points. 

I took a video to show this in action. The first one is 17 seconds - a quick vid to give you an idea. The second one is almost 5 minutes for a more detailed peek. 

(With each new short vowel sound we are learning, Bo wants to use the last sound we learned. He's done this with every lesson, so he usually needs a few days to get the hang of a new sound. When he reads an incorrect sound, I repeat the sound he missed first. For example, he read fog as "fig" so I say the short sound of /o. I then decode the whole word for him if he needs it.)

This ends our reading lesson for today. Tomorrow, Bo will have a chance to put his new skills to use reading real stories from a beautiful reader, and I will be back to share Lesson 11.

After reading, Bo worked on handwriting. He is working in Getty & Dubay Book A, but I occasionally give him some extra practice with sheets that I make for him.

After handwriting, we move to the living room table for Math U See. Bo is working in Beta and is finishing Lesson 3 today. 

We are rowing Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, so we read the story and then read from Berenstain Bears Big Book of Science and Nature for Science and did a hands on activity.

At bedtime, we are reading The Adventures of Bobby Raccoon

See you tomorrow for Lesson 11

See links to our week below: 

Day 1 Lesson 10 Practice Sheet (this post)
Day 2 Lesson 11 - Read "Jan Did It" and "The Job"
Day 3 Lesson 12 - Letter u and the second sound of s
Day 4 Reading Game with Ziggy (review)
Day 5 Our row {literature study} of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. 

Thanks for following along!