We met a new animal today and his name is Victor Vole. The concepts that were taught along side the letter sound “V” are thorough, efficient, content, self accepting, sharing and adoption. V is the 22nd letter sound that we have learned since we started homechooling last June 2009.
As my son’s teacher I am to reinforce throughout each day the letter sound that we focus on. This week’s being, “V.” It is important to pronounce the letter sound correctly. While some might mistakenly pronounce it as “va,” it really should be pronounced as is — V. Like for instance, the word Victor. If you teach a child to pronounce V as “va,” then he will get confused if he later reads the word as VAictor and you correcting him to pronounce it as Victor instead.
For every letter sound, the Preschool with Ace and Christi curriculum introduces an animal to the child. Complete with music and display cards. We are officially done with the program’s first quarter and we met 9 animals.