{Homeschooling} Week 2 – Teaching The Letter F

Our second week of homeschool, while it still went well, was definitely tougher than the first week. Partly because I didn’t sleep well and sleep-deprivation makes everything more challenging. I think the novelty has also started to wear off for the girls. They’re enjoying calling me Teacher Mommy (Emmy) and Teacher Mel (Angie), but they’re definitely testing boundaries.

This week we added a morning prayer time to our Bible story and Scripture learning. This Scripture learning system is working well for us. After the story and memory verses, I ask the girls if they want to pray. Angie likes to go first – she still thinks that as the firstborn she gets to do things before her sister.

My heart melts hearing her prayers. “Thank you that we can come to homeschool and learn all the magical things Mommy is teaching us.”

Emmy’s prayers are always, “Thank you for Mommy and Daddy and Emmy and Angie and God bless. Amen.”

These girls.

Our letter this week was F and Angie learned the sight word “the”. You can see the material I used with Angie over here and the material I used with Emmy over here.

{Homeschooling} Week 2 - Teaching The Letter F

{Homeschooling} Week 2 - Teaching The Letter F

{Homeschooling} Week 2 - Teaching The Letter F

I wrote this F is for fish rhyme. Feel free to download and use the rhyme with your children or in your classroom.

We also had some fudge. Because it starts with “f”. (As if we needed the excuse.)

Our craft was celery-painting on fish templates inspired by this post. The idea was to use the C-shaped celery stalks to paint a scale pattern, but the girls had their own ideas. The fish turned out nicely anyway.

{Homeschooling} Week 2 - Teaching The Letter F

{Homeschooling} Week 2 - Teaching The Letter F

{Homeschooling} Week 2 - Teaching The Letter F

{Homeschooling} Week 2 - Teaching The Letter F

{Homeschooling} Week 2 - Teaching The Letter F

I’m finding that it works out better if I plan to do similar things with the girls at the same time. It lessens the frequency of “But I want to do what she’s doing!”

Emmy got upset when I gave “her” counting cards to Angie to sort in the right order. Distraction is my best friend, and I handed her a puzzle to fit together.

We used these exercise cards from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom. Emmy had a blast doing the exercises, and I realised that we need to work on Angie’s core strength. (And mine. Ahem.)

What are your favourite exercises to build core strength?

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