I was able to make our school lessons fun this week by doing some hands on learning.
We worked on our Colors & Shapes Brownie scout badge here. I love incorporating scouts into our 1st grade curriculum. It breaks up the everyday of homeschooling. It really teaches many things, including social studies and science. If she's really into it, we take a longer time and study that badge more in depth. We also go to a weekly girl scout meeting with a troop, but as with public school, it is mostly just crowd control time. Shayla is so busy watching the others around her, that I don't know how much she actually takes in.
Last week we did a literature based unit study, Peter Rabbit. We haven't done one of these for awhile. It was fun to do one of these again, we used to do one each Friday. We also worked on Letter I. From insects to icicles, to Isaac and infinity. And lastly, we worked on self-esteem last week. Which is probably an underlying cause of Shayla's selective mutism. For more on these, go here and here.
What are you doing with your kids? For more ideas go to 5 Minutes for Special Needs and Proverbs 31.