I must confess that the last few weeks I've not been the best teacher. I don't like excuses, but here they are anyway:
1. I was not feeling real great last week.
2. The Hub is gone this week.
3. I feel uncreative, so I can't come up with theme ideas.
Bible: Girls are still working on the Lord's prayer and it is coming along. Not as fast as I had planned out, but coming along.
Megan: She is progressing in the phonics and writing lowercase letters. Some days are easier for her than others, but moving forward. I'm going to start a sticker reward chart for her. She is HUGE into rewards (what kid isn't?). I think that will help motivate her to do her best work.
Matthea: So, this week, we've really just focused on Letter Tracing. I started having her trace letters that have straight lines. For example: Tt, Ll, Ii, H, E, F
I got this idea from Learning to Write. They have the simple tracers, but not the tracers for letters. They do, however, suggest you make them just like I did with a highlighter. I used the green dots for starting and red dots for stopping. I laminated them, and she uses white board markers to trace with. Then we can erase and reuse. Matthea is getting the idea. I still do hand over hand with her on these, but I let her control the stopping of the lines. Next week I plan to let her do some on her own to see what she does.
Help! As for themes....could I ask for some help? Could you leave a comment with an idea or a few ideas for me to do this spring. I have a few ideas, but not enough to fill up the entire rest of the this school year. I can find lessons, crafts, etc...but for some reason coming up with ideas is just overwhelming me right now. (probably due to the fact that we are moving in a few months and all the changes that are going to happen! YIKES! One day I'll get around to posting about that change...)
And, thanks ahead of time!