After a lovely, and oh-so-needed vacation to Bali, we are now home and getting back into the rhythm of life in Nabire, which includes school! So, we have arrived at the letter H! But you haven’t heard from me since E, so let’s back up a quick second…
Day One: F is for Frog! First we made his letter F frog. Above, Elias is drawing flies for the frog to eat.
Next we played a little leap from game with some plastic frogs that we have. They had to “jump” to the correct lily pad as I called out the letter.
Day Two: F is for Fish! We actually didn’t do much fish related this day, however he did paint this fish using q-tips to make scales.
Then he played a new game I downloaded on the iPad called “Letter School” It’s super fun, and helps him to learn to recognize and write letters.
This game really has nothing to do with letters, but it is critical thinking. Each card has a picture of a few objects in a certain arrangement. He has to look at the picture and then recreate it using the objects. It’s called Bunny Peek A Boo and Elias loves it.
Day Three: F is for Family! First we looked at pictures of Elias’ Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Grandparents. Since we only see them every few years, we find it important to look at their pictures often and talk about them all.
Then we made a family tree. Elias did a great job of putting the right kids with the right parents! He also decided to put his birth mom on a branch near us.
Finally, he made his F book. I love his little collection of books that he has created. And he does love to read them from time to time!