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#1 AggieMama

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:13 AM

I just finished mid year conferences for my girls K and 1st this morning. I need a little help solidifying plans for this summer.

DD in 1st seems to be struggling with writing at her ability level. I'm thinking it might have something to do with fine motor skill development. Her teacher mentioned that too. Her handwriting needs work, and I'm thinking about getting HWT to help with the handwriting. I'm also thinking about AAS to help her with her spelling, which is another area of weakness. I think I'm also going to do a lot more reading and pushing her in her reading. I will be working hard on comprehension and perhaps finish the Spectrum book for comprehension we have and move to the next level. Math we will continue to use what we have Singapore and Mathematical Reasoning. I'm going to have DD write everyday in a notebook using prompts and Story Cubes.

DD in K, I'm going to do a lot of reading an try to push up her reading level. We'll work on ETC workbooks. I'm going to have her write with the notebook as well. I think we are going to keep working through Miquon Math and maybe some Singapore.

We will do some science projects, SOTW projects, and lots of badge work over the summer for AHG.

Any ideas or suggestions would be great.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:28 AM

I just finished mid year conferences for my girls K and 1st this morning. I need a little help solidifying plans for this summer.

I think I'm also going to do a lot more reading and pushing her in her reading. Snip.

DD in K, I'm going to do a lot of reading an try to push up her reading level. We'll work on ETC workbooks. I'm going to have her write with the notebook as well. I think we are going to keep working through Miquon Math and maybe some Singapore.

We will do some science projects, SOTW projects, and lots of badge work over the summer for AHG.

Any ideas or suggestions would be great.



Reading aloud and conversing with are good ways to develop vocab and comprehension. Also add in the running oral story...make up a character, have it do something, then the next person adds to the story. And so on until everyone has contributed. Resume the next day.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:10 AM

For the future, consider the pen pal program for AHG.  I know it's too late to sign up for this year, but writing letters is a good way to get them to work on handwriting, spelling, and grammar.  Perhaps she could write letters to relatives or invites to a party ....

 

You might also consider non-academic activities that provide exercise for the finger muscles.  Things involving clothespins and similar, putting together puzzles and legos, etc.  Also drawing and maybe needle crafts.

 

Nowadays, neat physical handwriting isn't such a big deal since we eventually type.  So you might consider getting her started with typing in order to practice spelling / grammar without worrying about the physical difficulty.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:30 AM

We are doing the pen pal program and love it! I am starting her on piano to maybe build that finger strength. Thanks for the suggestions. If anyone else has anything to add, aims be more than happy to her your opinion.