At teatime, I read to the girls from the first book in the Catholic Children's Treasure Box series, which included the beginning of a story about a guardian angel.
In the beginning, each poem will be traced. I have made up sheets for the poems using Startwrite handwriting software. Eventually, she will move to forming the letters herself by looking at the printed poem and copying onto her own lined paper. In this photo she is tracing the St. Anne poem.
Here are the completed aprons, which we can use each week when we do our cooking project of the week!
Caroline retold the story of Brother Bartholomew and the Apple Grove and I typed it... this is an early form of oral narrations. I am planning to read up more on how to do narrations properly. Caroline loves to talk and has a good vocabulary, so I figured she'd like telling me about some of the books we read. Here she is illustrating the typed up narration of the book.
In lieu of a bulletin board, I am using sticky-tack to display the week's work on the massive mirror that (for some reason) covers most of a wall in our schoolroom. I will leave it up for the week and then put the pages into the Alphabet Path binder. I also plan to compile a report cover-type booklet of the picture study reproductions. The narrations will be in their own folder as well. I am thinking of having a folder of storybook narrations as well as a folder of field trip narrations.