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Read to Me
Our book of the week was Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go by John Langstaff.
X is a tough letter because we don't use the true /ks/ sound at the beginning of words. I emphasized the x sound on the end of words. I also had Simon point to the x's in the words.
Alphabet Art- X Marks the Spot
Without Simon knowing, I used a white crayon to draw X's all over the X pattern. I gave him some watercolor paints (we love Prang) and let him watercolor all over the X. He was delighted to see the X's pop out at him. This inspired more watercolor resist fun.
Lessons & Lapbook
We used some of the X printables I created for the Alphabet Notebook at Homeschool Share.
Let's Make a Memory ~ Treasure Hunt!
I asked Elijah to draw a map of our backyard. I added some color and some words.
I buried a treasure for Simon at the X. I gave him the map and told him he had to figure out where X was and start digging.
He LOVED this. He knew exactly where to go ("Mom! The mulberry tree!"). Yes, my boys are allowed to dig here all the time which is why it looks like a big pit.
Treasure found, opened, and (soon after) eaten!
Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox
Flossie and the Fox by Patricia McKissack
Chanticleer and the Fox by Barbara Cooney
Green Eggs and Ham (not with a fox/not in a box) by Dr. Seuss
- watercolor paints
- treasure for your hunt! I used chocolate coins, but you can use whatever you want.