crunchymama, thanks for the tips!
We are going to get the workbook(s) but probably also a moveable wooden alphabet and/or sandpaper letters, too. I figure the more senses we use while learning something, the better.
So that should be fun.
Today I set up a felt wall play area (I know, dd is a little "old" for that
), but it will be fun, and I'm planning on using it as supplemental to our other subjects, like cut out anatomy parts and body, etc. Also maybe people cut outs, food, etc. and use to reinforce Latin vocab. Fun times!!
Plus, the younger kids who come over will like it, too.
Ugh. I should be wahming while the baby is sleeping . . .
Here's a ?What are you all reading or planning to read for literature this year?
We are still reading fairy tales, our all-time favorites forever. Right now "The World's Greaterst Fairy Tales" Reader's Digest collection (recommended ala LCE) is our fav source book.
We're bouncing between that and the Little House series for our long-term read-aloud-ers.
On order (I think we get to pick up Mon. or Wed. !!!) from Yesterday's Classics are Robin Hood, King Arthur, the Lamb's Shakespeare adaptation, and a whole bunch of the Odyssey/Aeneid/Iliad/etc. for Boys and Girls, and Gods and Heroes for a mythology collection. So we'll start digging into those when they arrive.
We also have a pretty dang good illustrated Aesop's Fables collection that I keep meaning to pull out and cross-ref. with Latin, ie learn the animal's names, re-enact with finger puppets using Latin vocab. (like the tortoise and the hare play in SSL).
Dd's reading- going better, I think? Actually, we only started "school" back a couple of weeks ago, and she is about halfway through Phonics Pathways and 2/3 through the 1st G Little Critter Spectrum book. So she's actually moving through it quickly and going through 2-3 lessons/day at her own pace. I'm just hoping the fluency will "click" soon.
I think we need to work on visual discrimination techniques . . .
Oh here, this is weird---she flipped to the back of PP book and starts sounding out "understandable" "unavailable" "preconceived" "undeniable" and such multi-syllabic words easily. But that same day "code" had her hung up (she kept saying "cold").
What the heck?