Now fast forward 5 years and I have now implemented some of the thing I learned from the one summer I helped out with Nana Camp.
Since this was our first full week without school we have tried to get a routine going so that Hotrod can continue with his learning and still have fun. Below are some of the fun things we did this week.
We began practicing Dolch sight words that he will need to know for Kindergarden. I got these great cards from this web site, laminated them and we practice a couple of times a day. As he masters a word I add another.
We have started individual and guided reading a couple of times a day. Here is the book that works on the short 'a' sound. He can now reading it entirely on his own.
Here is the sensory box I made and talk about here and here. This has been great in two ways, one, he loves the tactile feeling of the beans and two, it helps him work on muscles that he needs for writing.
Here he is practicing his writing
Here are some numbers and shapes and I know he is 5 and some think he should be farther along in his writing but from where we were 3 months a go this is a big deal.
He wanted to draw a machine for everyone to see!
Not everything was "work" we had an outing yesterday to Home Depot, one of his favorite spots to go. Here he is testing out drills. We learned the physics of the battery pack of the cordless drill being heavier and you need to adjust the way you hold it so as to not drop it on the floor. We also had a math lesson in spacing when we planted our flower bed that I posted about here.
So these are just some of our fun Camp 2.0 projects for this week. Hope everyone has a great summer!