We kicked off our Along the Alphabet Path studies and commenced with the letter A! If you are unaware of what the Along the Alphabet Path is go to THIS post to read all about it.
Letter A is for Appleblossom Fairy and Saint Anne
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First, we started off with reading the Along the Alphabet Path story followed by my children’s favorite, fairy painting. We also enjoyed listening to the Alphabet Flower Fairy songs. The album is available on Amazon Music which is awesome!! Once we were done with the story I did write down their oral narration in their notebooks.
I got my Appleblossom fairy picture from Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies Alphabet coloring book. You can also download the Appleblossom coloring page here. I highly recommend printing on cardstock if you plan on painting them.
The next day we read about Saint Anne in the Catholic Alphabet Book of Saints. The kids think it is so cool that we have the same special red book about our heavenly friends that is referenced in the Along the Alphabet Path story. Afterward, they colored a picture of Saint Anne that you can find here.
This week before starting school, we said a prayer to Saint Anne. I kept our prayer card next to the flower facts card up on the wall for us to see every day. Both the Alphabet Saint Prayer cards and Flower Fact cards are available to download for free.
The read alouds for letter A:
The Secrets of the Apple Tree – a fun story to read at bedtime
Children book of Heroes:
– Honest Abe
Children’s Book of America:
–The Bravery of Abigail Adams
-America the Beautiful
The author for letter A: Ted Arnold
You can read a biography of Tedd Arnold and even get a printable bio HERE if you want to do more of an author study as well. We will only do this for some authors.
Another great author for letter A is Chris Van Allsburg whom we have chosen in previous years.
We keep all of our read-aloud books in our morning/ tea time basket and read them sporadically throughout the week. The goal is to read at least two books from our Along the Alphabet Path read-aloud list a day. Daddy will take a couple to read for bedtime. It’s a nice way to get daddy involved.
All in all, it was a pretty good week. The girls are all glad to start the Alphabet Path and look forward to the weeks to come. The kids asking to do fairy school is a major win in my homeschool book! Next week… Letter B.
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