I ordered the manual and a few of the books and my order came in last week.
I will be using Homeschool Share for activities and lapbooks. All last week I printed out the activities that go along with the books that I purchased, and filed them. That way I'm all prepped and ready to go!
We also finished William's ABC book last week. That was quite the undertaking, but I'm so glad we did it! He now knows all his letters (capital and small) and the sounds they make. We'll be working more with this during the summer as well, and more specifically, using The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading and The Blue Backed Speller. He has such a desire to learn...the problem isn't convincing him to sit "five more minutes" but, "you need to go outside and play now...no more school!" I love it!
I cut out every letter, upper and lower case, and together we came up with a picture to represent the sound it makes. (For the vowels we stayed with the short sound.)
|Olive Owl and Pee Wee Penguin|
|Xylophone and Yancy Yak. He had no idea what a xylophone was, so I found several neat YouTube videos and we watched a couple of those.|
The work for me was time consuming, but I think William had a lot of fun with it, and learned a lot!
I'm hoping to blog about our reading adventures with B4FIAR, so stay tuned!