Last night, after we got back from our nightly walk with the dogs, Monkey asked for some “bubbles” (soda, in this case, Jones Root Beer.) Normally this would be denied but I thought, hmmm, I bet if I get him some bubbles he’ll stay sitting at the table. I thought maybe I could take advantage of it somehow but wasn’t sure exactly what I’d do. Duhdee looked at me like I’d lost my mind. Come to think of it, maybe I should have explained why I said yes!
Anyway, Monkey sat down at the table and I grabbed the nearest thing at hand. A set of wooden alphabet blocks/flashcards we bought at a yard sale two weeks ago. They look sort of like this:
The pictures are slightly different but the concept is the same.
So I showed him 5 at a time, A is for apple, B is for ball, etc. Then I separated the picture from the letter and asked him to hand me the apple, ball, etc. We made it through about 1/2 the alphabet before he finished his little cup of root beer and headed towards bed.
I knew he’d nail the everyday objects but how the heck did he know what an igloo looks like?? I’ll have to ask his ST if she has igloo included in his PECs, lol. Somehow I doubt it.
***Update*** It was not, as I suspected, included in his PECs but the teaching assistant was able to explain it to us anyway. One of his classmates brings his lunch to class in a cooler/lunchbox. An Igloo brand lunchbox, of course.