Sunday, April 11, 2010
Homeschool Highlights - week of April 4, 2010
Shayla's newest craze is shooting baskets. We spent some time playing hoops with her this weekend. (phys ed)
Shayla solved a 24-piece Barbie puzzle that she found in her basket. I was very impressed with her since she usually has great difficulty with anything other than a wooden tray puzzle! Yay! (problem solving skills, fine motor)
Writing: Finished up A Reason for Handwriting (Level K) workbook. Most days she is forming her letters without much direction, but the past two weeks (since her spring seasonal allergies are kicking into overtime) I've noticed she "forgets how to make letters" and makes letters perfectly, but completely backward.
Overall, she has progressed well. Her writing is legible, which is the goal, right?
Math: Abeka 1st grade. Still proving to be a challenge for her, although not causing the stress it did in the past. We are taking about two days to work on a lesson. She has still not mastered memorization of any addition facts, but is easily able to do addition problems with counters. (Although not completely independently, yet). Sometimes, it does take several days to do a lesson, sometimes we have to add a math game or two in there because of her attention span.
Overall, she is showing progress. Hey, at least it's not causing the frustration that it was!
She appears to be loving homeschool right now. Every subject is her favorite subject, she just can't choose!
Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins
We read a library book and learned about chickens. Then we went outside and spent some time observing ours scouraging the yard looking for bugs to eat. Learned the ASL sign for chicken.
Reading: Finished up the Innovative Kids I Can Read Series (1-4). That's 40 books! Yay!