Wednesday, 17 September 2014
A is for apple
Now that D has reached school age I thought it would be time to start teaching her the alphabet. She does not go to school as we have decided to homeschool at the moment. I feel the age of four, school age in the UK, is just a bit too young to start formal education plus after doing some research I feel that homeschooling is the best option.
It is hard to know where to start when you begin to homeschool so I thought it would be best to start from the beginning with the letter A. D practiced writing the letter as well as making it out of pipe cleaners. Luckily, D really seems to enjoy writing and has started asking me to write words for her to copy even though she doesn't know the alphabet yet. I taught her the sound of A and how 'apple' begins with A and we did some fun apple crafts.
The first craft we did was making tissue paper apples. I cut apple shapes out of white card and gave the children some glue and tissue paper. They soon got stuck in sticking the tissue paper onto their apples. R screw his up and stuck it on whereas D decided to glue it on flat.
D chose her usual colour to decorate the apple. Not sure I've ever seen an apple that colour before!
Next we made apple trees out of green doilies and red pom poms! I've had a stash of coloured doilies for ages but we haven't used them much. However, they caught my eye when I was looking for bit and bobs to use to make apples and I thought they would be perfect.
I think they turned out pretty well!
With a trunk drawn on the apple tree our crafts were finished.