Today was brought to you by the letter Aa!

Well, may as well get cracking… teaching a 5 year old to read in a slightly more deliberate way… no pressure… just as we go… mind you at 7pm I had to say that school had well and truly finished for the day! (In truth it finished when the teacher decided she needed a nap at 430pm!)

We’re going to be using LEM Phonics because both my older kids are very familiar with it and so can help, and because it has a good reputation. But I also fully intend to reinforce it with a whole bunch of other creative and more colourful stuff!

This is what we came up with today!

We downloaded the “Ants in the apple” posters to hang up as we learn each letter… art coming next… this is the letter of the week in fact!


Following some advice from a new friend, we chopped up and laminated a learning book… finding and following the letter Aa…


While the teacher was collapsed for a little while big sister got pestered into this idea… columns of things that start with A… numbers too! She was most excited! I think we’ve got 1 apple (chomped), 2 astronauts, 3 Ambers (her big sister’s friend!), 4 airplanes,  5 ants, and 6 anacondas… so far…  Image

Well, that’s just day one… we’ve got a few more to go… I wonder what tomorrow will bring?!


About purplecamels

I'm a slightly crazy mother of 3, wife of 1, who loves adding colour to everything, being creative, and spending time with people. I am very grateful God is in control, though sometimes I wish He'd give a little more notice when He's got plans for my life!
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