The lad worked on A+Tutorsoft. The more I use this program the more I like it. The lad likes that if he thinks he has the concept he can skip forward to the Q&A part and see if he does indeed know it. Most of the time he does and since I"m right there when he does it, I can print off the worksheets for any areas that he struggles with. :) He earns a sticker for each lesson he gets done. :)
He continues to work through the Handwriting without Tears App. He has a goal in mind of earning some Angry Bird erasers or Tim Horton's Donut when he completely fills a screen with letter cards.
We finished off a Geronimo Stilton book. The lad has a thorough enjoyment of these books and keeps asking...can we finish it today... just one more chapter mom? I use these books to do reading comprehension, learning new words, and to stimulate an interest in reading. I've recently discovered a website that is devoted to using Geronimo Stilton to teach from. Pretty cool eh? :)
Our big project today was to re-read the Snow Bear.
We also talked about adjectives, adverbs, rhyming, using the pictures to help us figure out the story and such like. It's an excellent book to use for such things. We discussed why an author might use certain words and how words can mean different things depending on the context.
Then the helpful ladies of the TOS review crew helped me to find this page on The Snow Bear activities which has things one can do to enhance learning. We decided to pick a page from the book and see how well we could copy it. We had quite the discussion on should we do it all the same or should we use mixed media to do it? We talked about what mixed media meant and that kinda captured my sons interest so off we went to work on that. :)
Ideas were rejected, accepted, exclaimed over and groaned at. Over all, it was a good cooperative effort. It did take a long time to do though, longer than anticipated so at the end of it, we said.. "We're done schooling today". A boy child needs to play. :)