It was another busy week with Mr. Ben, but one without much of a theme. Last week was penguins. This week, I had good intentions, but they got pushed aside when we got a bit busy. Instead, we did a little bit of this and a little bit of that, and Ben still got to have a fun week.
He's on a game kick right now, so we pulled out a lot of our preschool games that are leftover from Miss Faith.
He really enjoyed the Leapfrog Alphabet Go Fish, as long as he got the elephants:
He also is really liking Hi-Ho Cherry-O:
He's interested in playing the math game that came with our Leapfrog Go Fish game, but I'm not sure he is quite there on the independent adding. He is able (thanks to the iPhone) able to do some adding when it's placed in front of him, but being able to take a handful of cards & make equations is a step ahead of what we are currently doing.
On Wednesday, we had tickets to see a play with our homeschool group:
Ben is a big pirate fan, so "How I Became a Pirate" was a hit with him. The rest of us enjoyed it too. It was very funny and the songs were quite catchy. We don't do a lot of the children's theater productions because they aren't that close to our house, but I'm thinking we need to!
We read pirate books to get in the mood too:
The Night Pirates by Peter Harris
A Pirate's Tale by Alan Jardine
Port Side Pirates by Debbie Harter
Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC by June Sobel
Pirate Pete's Talk Like a Pirate by Kim Kennedy
Archie and the Pirates by Marc Rosenthal
We did find an Enchated Learning Pirate sheet that worked pretty well to make a little booklet, but I didn't really search for pirate materials. I'm sure there are tons out there though!
I should have timed it better, Faith is due to read Magic Treehouse Pirates Past Noon next week. :o)
Ben has also been on a sounding out letters kick. We've watched Leap Frog Letter Factory more than once (which involved me wandering around the house singing "the B says buh" a lot).
We did not, however, do a lot of written work this week. Ben used a couple of his workbooks for a short time (we purchase some simple ones at the Dollar Tree), but he was not in the mood for writing and I was not in the mood to persuade him to do it.
I need to figure out something to do for next week--maybe something with Groundhog Day? I found a couple of books in Faith's room that we could use ...