We had a big work cycle today. This is what else we did as well as the activities I've already posted today...Sounding out 3 -sound words. These cool cards were free from a site in the States (they even posted free to Australia! Love that :) and have been pretty amazing in helping Lovely to get a grasp on breaking down the sounds of simple words. I can't think where they were from, but will add it later.
He places a glass bead in the circle as he sounds each letter phonetically.
The finished cards. I love how neatly he put them together on the second mat! I also love this photo because as I was taking it he was showing me how you walk around someone's work mat very carefully. Cute :)
Sorting Number Cards in order. He did really well - especially starting with the 0 - but did mix up the 7 and the 9. I asked him about it but didn't correct him.
Our first Sandpaper Letter presentation. I must post about my handmade Sandpaper Letters soon. I chose cursive letters which is a little controversial & I'm hoping that it works out ;) Anyway, I was a little underprepared & just gave him one letter & I must say it didn't grab his attention. I must do some more reading & return to this with a stronger presentation - probably a small mix of letters. I think Laura from My Montessori Journey has some good posts about this so I'll have to track them down.
Prepositions. Lovely really enjoys this work.
Phew, it almost takes as long to blog these as it does to do them. Craziness! Time for T & I to head off to the Pizza-shack now as a special 'date' with Lovely. Hug is spending the night at his Nanni's so we are spoiling Lovely. Tee-hee! They swap tomorrow. Fun. Good night :)