Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Part 1: Summer homeschool curriculum - trying to catch up

I know y'all thought I was crazy when I told you our summer plans for getting Nea closer to grade level reading and math. I am proud to say she has made significant gains! In reading, anyway. I don't think the math has changed much, but given a choice between the two, reading would be my pick.

1. Hooked on Phonics has a giant gap between level 1 and level 2, so we are using the Scholastic Hello Kitty phonics readers, which have an emphasis on vowel sounds, which Nea really needs. We are also borrowing books from our SLP. They are The Learning Company's Reader Rabbits Interactive Reading Journey books, which don't seem to be available anymore, but there's always eBay.

Sample page from book 34: Sam hit the ball. It was a bad hit. See Nan with the ball.

Like most early readers, it's a snorefest, but them's the breaks.

2. Educational iPhone and iPad apps we like are: math bingo, word bingo, rocket math, sight words, stack the states (for Boo)

3. Summer Bridge Activities workbooks -- just discovered all the online games and iPad apps, so we'll be using those soon.

4. Earobics

5. Working on calendar (days of the week, months of the year), time, and money

6. And the usual focused activities assigned to us by our wonderful SLP.


Anonymous said...

Good god, you're a better parent than I, Ms. B.


Bluestem said...

The hell I am. I know you push much harder than I do on speech homework.

Also, all this is for selfish reasons. I'm just doing it so I can start sleeping at night again.