So here are some of our highlights of the last two weeks (I have also been keeping track of these activities using Excel so that I don't need to write about EVERY activity on here!)
I know that puzzles are something K struggles with. I'm not sure if it's the logical reasoning component, or fitting the pieces, or the spatial awareness... but I do know that it's VERY good practice for the left side of her brain! She's also been working on different regions of the world in school so it was fun to put together a World puzzle.
We also have worked on some Phonics practice. She is getting so much better at sounding out unfamiliar words that don't have visual clues! This is one area that I can REALLY see progress in, which is just incredibly exciting.
As I've mentioned before, K does NOT like math. Counting is ok, but once we get into addition, her motivation goes out the window. But, she loves playing "monster fingers." She invented this game, she puts pegs on her fingers and pretends she is a monster. So we made it Monster Addition. We put three on her fingers, then "add one" then count the total. This actually did work!
The activity below was tricky, and challenging, and frustrating. It was copying patterns. We did some simple "red, blue, red, blue patterning" then moved on to copying shape patterns. The Shape patterns were really really tough. I know that these skills are so important, but it is *not* fun teaching this.
I found this one online and printed it out. It begins with 10 ants marching in one row. Then 2 rows of 5 ants each, etc. It's another way I am hoping to reinforce the idea of 10 being expressed in different ways
This is just a math worksheet teaching addition, but we use manipulatives so that she can touch and feel them, and see things being added and subtracted and then practice writing the numbers afterwards
Those are the highlights up through yesterday. We've also done some Edmark reading lessons, another day of puzzles, trying to familiarize her with "Fact Family Triangles" (this didn't go so well!)
Hope you all are staying warm!!