Thursday, February 18, 2010

Long Winter Part III

Bookworm started Kindergarten! The girl was more than ready to have some formal education. Three weeks in and still loving every minute. We are stretching Kindergarten out over one and a half years that is if she will let me go that slow! Gypsy is tagging along for most of our lessons. She wanders away sometimes but she loves finding out what is in her next workbox. I'll go into workboxes in another post but if you are really dying to know this should get you started. Monster is loving being a part of school too. He has some of his own trays for Teeny Tiny Tot School. And is mastering the art of getting-into-my-sisters'-stuff.

One thing we have been doing for months is singing name songs. Bookworm was asking all the time how to spell "this person's" name or "that person." So after hunting high and low I finally found the perfect thing.

Name Songs

From the site:

3-Letter Name Song
(Three Blind Mice)
A-m-y spells my name.
A-m-y spells my name.
I can spell my name so fine.
I can spell it all the time.
Whenever I sing this little rhyme.
A-m-y

4-Letter Name Song
(Are You Sleeping)
B-r-a-d, B-r-a-d,
Spells my name,
Spells my name.
I can be so clever
At home or school whatever,
By myself,
By myself.

5-Letter Name Song
(Bingo)
There was a mom who loved a girl
And Becky was her name oh!
B-e-c-k-y, B-e-c-k-y, B-e-c-k-y,
And Becky was her name oh!

6-Letter Name Song
(I’m a Little Teapot)
S-t-e-v-e-n that’s my name,
Listen very carefully I’ll spell it again.
S-t-e-v-e-n that’s my name,
That spells Steven, That’s my name!

7-Letter Name Song
(Mary Had a Little Lamb)
R-i-c-h-a-r-d,
That’s my name, that’s my name.
R-i-c-h-a-r-d,
I can spell my name.

8-Letter Name Song
(Are You Sleeping)
M-a-r-i-a-n-n-e
That’s my name, that’s my name.
I can really spell it,
I can really spell it,
By myself, by myself.

9 or 10 Letters
(Row, Row, Row)
J-o-h-n-a-t-h-a-n
I can really spell my name.
Listen one more time.
J-o-h-n-a-t-h-a-n
I can really spell my name.
Listen one more time.

11 or 12 Letter Name Song
(Little Tom Tinker- slowly!)
- - - - - - - - - - - -
I can spell my name
- - - - - - - - - - - -
I’ll spell it once again!

13-Letter Name Song
Choose a nickname!!!!


Bookworm  can spell every ones name now. Gypsy is doing a great job too, if I could only get her to name colors correctly...

I rewrote the lyrics for our family because I didn't want them to be so generic.

Bookworm s name song (Mary Had A Little Lamb)
B-oo-k-w-o-r-m
She loves to dance, she loves to fly.
B-oo-k-w-o-r-m

She's my Bookworm. (She sings: I am Bookworm)

Jenny has also started Kindergarten with Pumpkin. Not really surprising but we ordered all the same curriculum. Two peas in a pod we be! She has a Busy Bee Box similar to my Special Box. I peeked in hers this morning and I'm thinking I may need to refill mine, so I'm off to plan.

Andi and Brad have been married since 2002. They have five squishers who keep them on their toes. She is a second generation home educator. In her spare time Andi creates and sells handmade goodies in her shop, Andi Gould Designs.

1 comment:

  1. I forgot how addicting blogging can be!! I should be working on next weeks lesson plans...:P Thanks for bringing the kiddos over to play today!!

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