|I’ve learned that putting everything on the board for the entire week helps her memorize the material better.|
|Z learns her numbers using Dollar Store cards. Ny learns her CC material.|
|Geography is next. We are working on states and capitals.|
Meanwhile, I work with Z.
Z is officially a preschooler, and now at 4 years old I am reminded of how much more she could do if I will just work with her on certain skills a bit. So I decided this year to set up a preschool type area in our office/classroom with centers and lots of manipulatives, story nook, things of that nature.
We just needed the change and I felt she would embrace the hour(s) of learning with a more organized and attractive room, geared just for her interests.
|Our block center|
|During centers (free) time, she chooses a rhyming game.|
|I made these little sorting cubes. It teaches arrangement in color gradient order – high to low/low to high.|
|One to one number correspondence. She finds the number “2” card and adds two paperclips.|
|Labeling her “Centers” bins helps her with word recognition. I just made these in MS Word and cut them out with cute scissors.|
|I made this pattern game in Word. Z enjoyed this one a lot so I’ll probably be making more.|
|Z loves to cut. We like to use Kumon workbooks for this. Here is a cheeseburger.|
|Ny concentrates on math.|
Then we got a surprise visit from a neighborhood friend- an awesome homeschooling family whom we’ve spending a lot of time with over the holidays. They were heading over to a ranch and invited us to come with them.