I have failed in writing the weekly posts for Alexa the last several weeks. Our scheduled has been a little over whelming, and when that happens, blogging is the first to go. So I’ve decided instead of trying to go back and catch up – I would just write an end-of-year wrap-up to give a little glimpse of what she’s doing and where we’ll start up again next year.
- “The Cinderella Story”
- “Fancy Nancy Tea”
- “Twinkle Star of the Week” Paul Nichols
- “That’s When I Talk to God”
- “Jonah” (out of Jesus Storybook Bible)
- “Daniel and the Lions Den” (out of the Jesus Storybook Bible)
- “Ezra and Nehemiah” (out of the Jesus Storybook Bible)
- Jesus and Jarius’ Daughter
- The Story of the Good Samaritan
- “Beauty and the Beast: Sweet Treats:
Math: Writing Numbers
Alexa is practicing writing her numbers 1-6. 2 is the toughest one (rightly so, I think).
We’ve been doing All About Reading since convention, we’re in the middle of Step 3. She is doing very well.
She is able to sound out words using those letters pretty well. She still does a little bit of guessing after she figures out the first two letters.
For example if she sees the word “can” she may say “cat” initially. Then I have to remind her not to guess and to sound them out. Then she sounds it out and gets it.
We’ve taken a short break on sight words, she is hit or miss because of the lack of practice, but I have no doubt that she will pick them back up easily.
Alexa does ETC basically on her own these days, with very little help. I usually have her work on this and letter writing practice while I’m working one-on-one with Treyton. We’ve slowed down a little bit because she had an extremely difficult time writing the letter g, so we stopped to practice her letter formation.
We have another week of school to go, so I’m sure we will progress a little more before the end of year, but probably not much more – we’re keeping it pretty light.