if you want a chance to win your own copy of it as well.. head on over to The Canadian Homeschooler and check out her give away.
Anyways, working in that book we came across a flowers poem that taught about how flowers have meanings attached to them. So the lad asked. MOM, what flower says I'm sorry? I did a quick google search and found EasyFlowers which told me that the Purple Hyacinth is the "I'm sorry" flower. isn't that interesting to learn? You can make whole bouquets up to express your thoughts to someone else (as long as they are also conversant in the meaning of flowers).
What else did we do today? um.. We did Target the question. This weeks questions are significantly too easy for him, so I think we'll be skipping ahead a bit. See if they are harder down the road..but I'll do that this week. Once started a week we need to finish it or the lad gets annoyed. :)
He read a BOB book fairly independently. I think soon I'll have to start challenging his reading a bit more as he's really coming along here. We also worked on some CVC words. He got these fairly easily, though I did confuse him with A.C.T.
m -Can you make a word?
TL - yes.. CAT.
m - can you make another word?
TL - NO.. CAT is all you can make from those.
m - So I said what about TAC?
TL - TAC???
m - Yes, TAC, as in I will TAC that to your head.
TL - What does that mean momma?
m- well... it means I'll take something sticky and TAC it to your forehead.
TL - Oh... Not like a TACK for the bulletin board?
m - NO.. that would just hurt you I laughed...wouldn't it? I wouldn't do that to you. :) You are a silly lad.
TL - Giggles and then tacs something to MY head. :)
Oh....I annoyed him to no end today. He's been struggling with his math facts so I made flash cards for him and had him go through the whole works today. That's alot of cards to go through and he was not impressed with the amount of time it took. BUT he knows about half of them which means tomorrow it's less work. That didn't make his efforts any more satisfactory to him though, just resented it he did. The biggest thing is he doesn't get the point of it. Why memorize when I can just add it up in my head. He doesn't quite get the speed factor aspect and how much easier it makes it to have your facts memorized. The two pictured he knows full well, harder higher ones (such as 8 + 7 he struggles with).
We wasted some fun time today looking over the Quirkology videos. Boy.. are they FUN to watch. Some we had to watch a couple of times before the lad figured them out. The lad was most intrigued by: 10 more amazing bets you will always win.
But if you have any ideas on how I can encourage sheer memorization that would be lovely. Thanks! :)