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.
Our family chose School of Tomorrow’s (Accelerated Christian Education) Preschool with Ace and Christ curriculum when we started homeschooling our 4 year old son June of 2009. Here’s to give our readers a preview what this curriculum offers and its benefits that led us to choose the program.
Accelerated Christian Education’s learning-to-read program is called Preschool with Ace and Christi. This is a multisensory, phonetic program, designed to prepare a child for the individualized instruction of the A.C.E. program. This learning-to-read program should be attempted only after a child has been diagnosed “ready to read” using the Ace and Christi Reading Readiness Test. Within a period of 12 to 15 weeks, he will become acquainted with phonics through animals, songs, and stories. These features will help him learn and associate letter sounds, alphabet sequence, and word relationships. Additional activities have also been designed to help the student in his physical and character development.
Preschool with Ace and Christi utilizes a number of outstanding reading tools, such as a specially developed alphabet sequence, songs for each of the sounds, poems, displays, and physical activities. Additionally, character development activities and Bible stories are built in. The program is designed to be used in conjunction with Word Building PACEs 1001-1012, Math PACEs 1001-1003, Animal Science PACEs 1001-1012, and Bible Reading PACEs 1001-1012.
- Reading Readiness Test
- Specially developed alphabet sequence
- Songs for each of the sounds
- Poems, displays, and physical activities
- Post Test
- Review Manual
Abbie Antelope was the first animal we met for the Preschool with Ace and Christi curriculum. It helped a lot that Jed is a very musical boy. He thoroughly enjoyed the music, hand motions and the story behind this very first animal. We’re on to looking forward to next week’s other animals. 🙂
The tacky taffy stuck so fast that Abbie Antelope just gasped.
Miss Abbie Antelope can’t stand the tacky taffy on her hands.