The boys used watercolors to paint alphabet pages and learned about hieroglyphs. The hieroglyphs was a spur of the moment lesson after Tim and I watched the movie Stargate for the hundredth time. Hieroglyphs were pictures that depicted language so it fit right into the Reading Reflex’s use of sound pictures. I printed out a master sheet of the hieroglyphs and the boys practiced drawing the pictures to create words. After I told them the lesson was inspired by a movie, the boys were excited to see the movie and they compared the hieroglyphs they saw on screen to the ones they practiced earlier.
Next week, we’ll continue the Reading Reflex program along with the BOB books and we’ll introduce some handwriting exercises inspired by the Handwriting Without Tears program. Plus from here on out we’ll do a monthly reading reflex update.