We’re officially done doing letter of the week spelling Timmy’s full name! 🙂 Yay! We finished Timothy Josef Guerrero last February. Woohoo! With that is also 3 months’ worth of blogging backlog of our letter of the week activities. Haha! Thanks to the formation of our Facebook group, Homeschooling the Early Years, I got so pumped up to get back on track! 🙂 Here are some of the activities we did for letter J. 🙂
We didn’t have that much J books, which was great, because we got to focus on stories about Jesus! That’s aside from our Bible character of the week, Joseph. 🙂 We also read our phonics story (big format picture boards) about Jimmy Jaguar. Jake and the Neverland Pirates is one of Timmy’s favorite shows so we played Pirate Mommy and Pirate Timmy that week while reading Jake’s books! 🙂 Ahoy, mateys!
Fresh from our yarn activities the previous week, we decided to use it to decorate Joseph’s colorful coat! 🙂 You will also see here our memory verse for the week. 🙂 I invented a tune for Genesis 50:20 and Timmy enjoyed singing it because it ended with a tickle. Haha! It’s hard to explain but I’m sure you get the idea. 🙂
We had our usual writing practice. This was taken months ago and Timmy had already improved a lot writing big J and small j. 🙂 I try to squeeze in more writing practice randomly while he’s playing or when he’s in the mood. I try to veer away from letting him sit down and just write, write, write. I would call him and say for example, “Time to show the animals how to write big J!” He would stop whatever he’s doing, get his pens, and start doing it. Usually, he ends up asking for more which makes mommy happy! Haha! 🙂 Forcing your kid to write will not work so try to be more creative when making them do it. 🙂
We also did a jellyfish artwork. 🙂 Timmy enjoys putting googly eyes so we had to put them on our jellyfish. 🙂 I drew a big J and cut some pieces of printed folder and let Timmy do the rest. 🙂 Oh and yes, he loves putting smileys, too!
Watch out for our letter E activities! 🙂 Bye for now! 🙂