Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Week 2

On Monday morning we had appointments in town so we held off on doing any school until the afternoon. I decided since it was sunny, a little chilly but sunny we would take school outside. Monday’s emphasis was on reading, so I grabbed all our supplies and lead Selena out to find a nice spot on the grass where we could sit and study.


Selena read two full pages out of her little phonics book, we discussed how she needs to slow the pace down just a bit and pay attention to the words on the page. The second time around of reading she did just that and did a much better job of reading.

I thought this would be a good time to look at some writing skills. Selena has rediscovered her chalk board. We practiced a few basics like drawing circles, lines, squares and triangles. Then I wrote the first word CAT. We discussed how C is actually a half circle and how each letter used one or more form of the shapes we had just practiced. Here are her attempts.



Then we did the same thing for the word HAT.


The lower case h really stumps her so we agreed to use the uppercase h.


At this point we talked about letter placement in a word. Selena quickly corrected the placement of her t in hat.


I truly had more in my lesson plans, but I guess you know the swing and sunshine truly was a distraction. Before we could get too involved in playing though, I said it was time to come in and get our household chores done. As we cleared the table of all of Selena’s art work I found this picture.


Selena explained to me that this is a picture of her with an owy on her forehead and that she was upset because she fell. The first thing I noticed was the neck, she is moving from plain stick people.

As I am typing this out though, Selena is sharing with Papa and practicing everything we did today and more. I guess you could say she is doing a little bit of homework.

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  1. I'm still chewing over the whole idea of being chilly. I don't think I know what that is.

  2. That sounds like a great beginning for the school year.

  3. I am impressed that you are practicing lowercase. Anna is still writing in uppercase only if she even deigns to write at all. I am really curious to see how the school will deal with her reluctance to write. I loved the first picture of Selena. Good luck with week 2!