With Memorial Day yesterday, I didn’t really post anything of substance. Though I did read multiple beautiful posts about Memorial Day. They only made me feel a teensy bit guilty about my short little post. But I’m giving you a little something extra.
We’re out of printer paper right now, which means that the RRSP stuff that we would normally be doing this week had to be put on hold. So instead, I pulled out some other stuff that we’ve tried and worked on, but haven’t been very regular about and we did that for schoolwork today.
First, Elisebeth got a new sticker book last week when we were out with my father-in-law. So I cut out the stickers for a few pages and she did that.
Next, we moved on to Explode the Code. I used these books to teach my little brother to read when I babysat him between Kindergarten and 1st grade. Because I’ve been doing stuff with Elisebeth for a while, she was ready to get into them a lot sooner. But the letters don’t follow the same order as RRSP, so I haven’t been pushing very hard about using them. I figured she’d be ready to stop after a few pages, but she kept asking to continue, so we did. They start with lowercase letters instead of uppercase letters, like RRSP does. And she definitely seems to struggle with writing the letters properly. But she’s also not quite 5 yet, and she’s always been more verbal than physical. So I figure if we just keep practicing, she’ll get there.
The last thing we did was a couple pages out of the What Your Preschooler Needs To Know Activity Book. It’s designed for you to do one page each day for 25 weeks. We started it when she was three and we’ve obviously not been very consistent with it. I have the second activity book, but I’m probably just going to save it for Nathan. I think if I’d been less scattered with Elisebeth, we could have just done this book and been fine. It has suggestions for games to play and there’s a Read Aloud book to go with it. If I’d actually been playing the games with her and we’d been going to the library for more read-alouds, I think she’d have been in good shape without having to add any of the other stuff. So I’ll buy a new activity book when Nathan’s old enough for it and I’ll stick to just that with him until he finishes both activity books. Then I can start him into RRSP after that, since I really think it’s a great program and he loves to sing, which is a big component in it.
Anyhow, these are the things that we’re trying to finish up with this summer. We’re on Week 19 of What Your Preschooler Needs to Know book. I’m only probably going to worry about finishing Book A of Explode the Code before we move into Delightful Reading for Kindergarten. But we’ll see how she feels. And then we’re not far into RRSP at all, so I’m going to work on finishing that. Though I think it could still be something we do once we start our Kindergarten stuff. She enjoys it. I enjoy it. So we’ll see how it all works out.
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