Apparently I was SO wrong about my earlier comment of not doing anything with Isaac for Kindergarten.
Last week I discovered that he wants to do school.
And here I thought he'd welcome the opportunity to play.
What to do?
I'm a little unprepared for what-to-do for Kindergarten, since it wasn't really on my radar.
I hurriedly printed off some worksheets for letter practice that he can do while Ella does her own writing/math, etc at the table.
And, um... each day so far I've tried to come up with something- for him to do that we can call "Kindergarten".
Then my mom had the brilliant idea to choose a couple of days a week for Isaac's Kindergarten days (so that I don't have to come up with something for him to do every day).
So Tuesdays and Thursdays, on the white board, it says "Isaac: Kindergarten".
This morning it said "ABC hunt" beneath that.
Which intrigued all three older children. All morning long they were asking what an "ABC hunt" was, and when did Isaac get to do it, and could they do it, too?
Here's what it was: while I worked on school with Ella, I asked Isaac to write down all the letters of the alphabet. He did this, in his careful, oh-so-cute capital letters. (Don't you just love the way your little ones form their letters? They're so wobbly and cute.)
And then his task was to go through the house and hunt for all the ABC's. When he found each letter, he was to circle it on his paper. He *loved* this, and was so creative in scurrying about the house, finding letters (boxes/cans in the kitchen, CDs and books, notes and magnets on the fridge, etc). The only rule was that he could only find one letter per place (ie: No standing in front of the world map and circling every letter of the alphabet, or finding ten of the letters from one book. You get the idea.)
When Ella finished her work, she wanted to do her own ABC hunt, so I tailored it a bit for her: I asked her to write down all of her letters, uppercase and lowercase, and then find an item in the house that began with each letter of the alphabet. Then she was to write the word on her paper next to the letter. Heck, she could have even drawn a picture, too- but we didn't get that far.
Okay, so now you get to tell me what you're doing (or have done) for the Kindergarten (pre-reading) age, because clearly we're not doing this every day, as fun as it was! :) Comment away on your favorite Kindergarten resources, would you please? I could use a little help!