keptwoman Posted June 17, 2009 Share Posted June 17, 2009 (edited) We're a week off being halfway through our year and it's always the time I tweak things. I'm taking things very easy with DD. She is doing the following when the mood takes her: Phonics workbooks Readers Word games Phonics computer game Copywork Some days she does all of them, some days she does none, I'm totally content with where she is as far as literacy is concerned. We were doing Math U See Primer in the same manner but I came across a couple of ideas that she couldn't comprehend (place value and the balance of an equation) so I've bought a balancing scale and made a new decimal street and I'm letting her play with those for a while before we move on. My issue is that she has a lot of spare time, and she often utilises that to bug the boys when they are trying to work. She is a bit obstreperous too, and I think it's because she is bored. She spends a lot of time in creative and imaginative play which is wonderful. When she was at preschool, it was very informal but they did 4 topics a year and she came home full of information about all sorts of things. She can tell us all about sea creatures when we go down the beach, or all about how the moon revolves around the earth. I just haven't managed to replicate that at home, and I really feel that I'm letting her down while she is so keen to LEARN stuff, because right now she isn't learning any of those wonderful facts she loves. I'm going to do little bits and pieces to include her in the history we are doing. I need more ideas to grab her interest in things without going all formal. I'm all ears :bigear: TIA Edited June 17, 2009 by keptwoman Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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