One of my best garage sale finds during our local city wide garage sale was a box of file folder games/lessons. A teacher sold a whole box of them to me for $5. I won't be able to use some of them for a few years but they are great! They are all neat and laminated....so much better than the ones I make. Anyway, we worked on synonyms. I can't even pronounce synonyms right.....so I probably should even attempt to teach them:D
Rooster has been doing awesome with her sight words so we are adding more sight words. We are also working with word families. I only have a few sets made out but I'm hoping to do some more soon. Today she read three level one books to me. Usually she only reads one. I guess she was feeling ambitious today;) I am very impressed with the progress she is making in reading. I had the hardest time learning to read. But, she doesn't seem to be struggling as much as I did:) Rooster is doing about 8 pages of activities from her work binder a day. When we practiced writing our names today I decided to print out my whole name (first, middle, Confirmation, maiden-married) Rooster looked at the name and said, "Mommy, you need a period at the end of that". I said, "Why because its long like a sentence?" She then laughed and said "Yes, mommy like a long sentence." Rooster is looking forward to summer activities she sounded like a tv announcer when we were in the car the other day she shouted, "Its time for Ruzenka's great adventures!" Anyway....................
I thought Big Dog would be happy doing 6 or 7 pages in his binder. After all, I didn't want to burn him out over the summer. But, he was MAD when I put his binder away. So Captain Awesome says he gets to work in his binders until he's tired of it. I can see where Big Dog is coming from. Rooster gets a lot more time to work on stuff with reading and sight words....which are things he can't do yet.
Even GH has a binder. He had ate animal crackers at the table while the other kids did their binder work. When they were done they all went outside. When I called GH to come in he didn't want to come in (today was the first day I made him work in his binder) When I opened it up and he saw that it was Elmo he decided that it might not be so bad:D Rooster insisted on helping GH with his work after he and I completed his mandatory two pages:D Rooster was a little annoyed by him just coloring all over his binder. But, she did encourage him to practice writing his name with mom. GH looked like he enjoyed it.