I’m Back!

After 3 weeks away at a Young Life camp in North Georgia (I hope to post more on this later) and almost a week of being sick, I am finally back to posting on the blog.  I know my 4 readers missed me.

We spent the day taking the girls to the zoo, painting a bird feeder, and hanging out at home.  After dinner the girls wanted to play outside with their new polka dotted chalk.  It only took a couple of minutes before Emily was bored with the chalk so I made up a game to keep her interest.  I wrote a letter with the chalk and asked her what letter it was.  I continued this with several letters and we talked about what sounds each made.  Then I asked her to jump on a certain letter.  She loved it!  I would change it up and say, “Can you jump over the A?”  “Can you step on the R?”  We did this for about 15 minutes until Ashlyn wanted to play.

I thought letters weren’t challenging enough for her so I made a hopscotch board.  Instead of using numbers I wrote some of her sight words in the boxes.  She had to throw a stick and read the word it landed on, then hop to it.  I kept thinking of other things you could use.  Shapes, color words, numbers that aren’t in order, and sight words were some examples I thought of.  It was a fun way to spend the evening without them even realizing they were learning.




6 Responses to “I’m Back!”

  1. Alice

    Shew! I thought you were taking the summer off from the website! I was getting distressed over here with nothing to read..

    July 19th, 2008 at 12:32 pm
  2. Anne

    Nope. Just been out of town, sick, and lazy. I will continue to post as long as people continue to read. :)

    July 19th, 2008 at 2:29 pm
  3. Ryan Roberts

    Emily and I BOTH read the blog, so you have at least 3 readers including Alice. Keep it up, Anne! Glad you’re feeling better.

    July 20th, 2008 at 10:59 pm
  4. Carissa

    Glad you’re back at it. Great idea on the game…I’m going to use that idea. When are we going to get together???

    July 21st, 2008 at 11:42 pm
  5. Luther Marmerchant

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    February 10th, 2010 at 1:07 am
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