I am unlikely to post regular updates on homeschool, but today was a lesson for me and I took photos.
We started the day reviewing the calendar. " Today is", "yesterday was", "tomorrow will be". We spelled the month, said the month, we spelled the day and said its name and identified the numbers. I felt like we should have added the weather. TR will often go outside and return with a weather report but she has a little cold and it was cold outside.
The memories of my days substituting in kindergarten returned as we did the calendar.
After the calendar we moved to math. TR understands the concept of adding and subtracting numbers. She seems able to do it in her head, but I am working on her showing her work. I think explaining the process helps a person better understand the process. While we were doing our math, I realized that TR can add double digits but she didn't know how to produce double digit numbers. My
math goal for QT is to identify numbers and stack manipulatives to correspond with the number. I think he prefers electronics because he puts our passwords in when given numbers and he presses
numbers on the phone and says the number but I want to build his 1-1 correspondence, along with
After math was science. Mr A did wizards brew. The recipe was on pinterest and is in 'The Big Book of Science Thingsto Make and Do'. At the end the brew bubbled
like a volcano. The kids LOVED it. They danced around until nap time.
Today I learned the value in having flexible lesson plans. I will focus on teaching TR to produce double digit numbers. She has full grasp of addition concept. We can practice it to maintain but flexibility in my plans will allow me the airlift to tailor instructions to her needs and interests.
Today I also learned that teaching my kids is intuitive. I didn't send them to school to learn to talk and language is a complex system. I feel greater confidence that I can accomplish this successfully.