Today was a book work day.
We did a page in our listening skills book. I asked a number of questions and the lad had to figure out what animal I might be talking about and then needed to locate said animal on a page. He did really well on this though one picture had him stumped for a while.
We then worked on The complete book of numbers and counting. We are continuing to figure out skip counting by 2's and 5's. Good to make his brain think a bit.
We did some work in Connect with words. we did work on nouns, and looked at words for North America. This involved getting out the globe so we could see for ourselves if what they were telling us was accurate.
First Grade Fundamentals was out next book to tackle. beginning sounds and ending sounds. I found it interesting that he sometimes forgets what ending sounds are and listens for the middle sound. Not quite sure what to do about that. Will need to think and ponder on it some.
Our next book was daily smart. here we worked on various math equations. Learning that horizontal and vertical math is the same thing. Starting to understand word problems and how to write them down.
So.. since he hasn't chewed his finger nails OR toe nails.. he got his two more which set him up with enough stickers that he could 'purchase' something he's been wanting desperately for two weeks.... a science kit. So for the rest of the afternoon he did science. Learning to work a pipette, playing with test tubes, learning about colour cubes, making snow, making gooey crystals and such like. So much fun had by one small lad. It is so lovely to watch him learn and be excited.