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Deuteronomy 32:2

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Saturday, October 13

Evaluation of Set Six

  • Bible -- we are enjoying reading Joel. I really think K. is learning to be a better friend. I can observe that she is putting the lessons into practice watching and listening to her conversations with playmates during park days. She still asks when she can see her kiss.
  • Writing -- we did get the "Laura Ingalls Board Game" finished and we have played it once. It was fun. K. enjoys writing stories, so a few times during this set of weeks my plans were preempted because she wanted to continue writing a story. I don't think that is a bad thing.
  • Spelling -- K. is doing really well with her spelling, dictionary skills, etc. I need to do better with keeping track of miscellaneous words that K. misspells in her writing so I can add them to her regular spelling words.
  • Grammar -- capital letters are frustrating me. K. knows the rules, but doesn't practice them. She will write a whole story without any capitals, or she'll put them in the middle of words, or random words will be capitalized. I am quite sure this is happening because she is concentrating more on what she is writing than "the rules" because if I ask her to "check your capitals" she will go back and make the corrections. So right now, I'm trying not to make a huge issue of capital letters because I'd rather her enjoy writing and make mistakes than do everything correct and hate writing.
  • Reading -- K. has learned the concept of "main idea" well. We were talking about something the other day and she said, "Oh, like the main idea." Yes, it is.
  • Math -- K. is doing so much better with "the triangles" (fact families). Reducing the number to 11 a day, and having the timer set for 2 minutes, with the reward of a sticker did the trick. Now she is trying to get through each day's triangles before the timer changes from "2" to "1".
  • History -- this set of weeks went well because I planned out which pages to cover each day in the books I wanted to read to her. I need that level of accountability. Some days we read more because it was interesting.
  • Science -- I planned which pages of what books to read each day, so that went really well. K. enjoys doing food chains.

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