Friday, October 26, 2012

Reading & Foreign Languages (School Wrap-up, Week 6)

I. is now 4 yrs and 1 month old.
I. are acum 4 ani si 1 luna.

Here's a glipmse at our week, in pictures:
Iata o parte din activitatile din aceasta saptamana:

Fall & Halloween Theme
We continued the fall & halloween activities from last week. I gathered all the activities into a busy bag so we could have it handy. (Printables from Homeschool Creations, 2 Teaching Mommies and Creative Learning Fun)

iPad Halloween Play
Little girl loved the Pocket Charts! Halloween Matching Game app from the Good Neighbor Press. that went free last week

Also played with the First Words Halloween app from Learning Touch.

Reading - Phonics and the 'AT' Word Family
We continued to use the Pink Series for free from the Helpful Garden blog and our moveable alphabet
Matching words to images
Making words with the moveable alphabet
We use our iPad for school almost daily. We used the Pocket Charts: Spelling 3-Letter Words from Good Neighbor Press for the first time this week and little girl could complete it by herself with minimal help from me (she needs help on the words: eye, ape, etc.). You need to add the last letter to the words.

We started learning about the 'AT' word family using cards, worksheets, the iPad, and the Starfall website. I printed some worksheets and cards from the 'at' word family pack from 3Dinosaurs, they are just what we needed! I also used some Bob books printables from the Homeschool Den.
Worksheet from 3Dinosaurs
We played the AbiTalk Phonics Vowels app on the iPad, insisting more on the 'at' words family section.

French Learning
Little girl chose French a lot over this week - she requested a lot of French music (during breakfast or dinner), we read lots of books and spoke a lot in French.
Here's a recording of her from a couple nights ago, when she chose to 'read' two books to me, 'Le vilain petit canard' and 'Poucette' - if you have the patience to listed through the first story, the second part is really nice, I like it a lot the way she told the story of Poucette. (You cannot see too much, it was darker in the room, sorry about that!)
Spanish Learning  
Little girl is still in love with the Spanish language, so she watched a few lessons from Speekee this week and some other cartoons on youtube. She loved to practice saying out loud the words she knows - here she is in the video below - we were flipping through an easy picture book in English and I asked her if she knows the words in Spanish, too:

Some great collections I may be linking to:
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  1. You have posted so many great ideas for younger kids! Loved this post!

  2. Adina, ca de obicei, o saptamana plina si frumoasa! Wow, mereu ma lasa masca I. cu usurinta cu care invata limbile straine- si vad ca se descurca bine si la citit- abia astept sa ajungem la nivelul asta, sigur ne vom inspira de la voi!

    1. Multumim, Raluca:) Mi-ar place si mie sa invat asa usor cum le prinde ea...

  3. Foarte faina saptamana voastra! :)
    Ati renuntat la geografie (parca tin minte ca incepuserati un modul de geografie, sper sa nu incurc borcanele)?

  4. I've come over from home school creations. I love seeing how you are teaching languages to your little girl. I've got no secondary language experience so it's something I'm not so strong at!

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  6. Those little bunny clips are adorable!

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