Rose and I follow the same general pattern most days:
- We spend 15 minutes on The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading. She doesn't have a whole lot of patience for phonics, so I set a timer so she can see how close she is to being done.
|We are up to Lesson 191 - the end is in sight!!|
- I let her choose one or two books from our stack of Sonlight Core B reading for the day. We discuss each reading using the notes and questions in the Instructor's Guide. We also look things up on our map if there is a map assignment.
|Two of our current read-alouds and current reader|
- She reads aloud to me from her current reader
- We do some more reading from our stack and discuss.
If I have extra time at the end of the day we do some of the readings we didn't get to. I am having trouble fitting in the science experiments from Core B, so we are a couple of weeks behind on those. I planned for science experiments to be a Friday activity, because they tend to be pretty disruptive to everyone around us, but we always seem to run out of time. She loves doing them though, and I don't want to skip them! So I am going to try doing them during our hour together. This will mean slowing down the pace of the readings, but I think it will be the easiest way to fit them in and there is usually only one experiment per week, so we can still get plenty of reading in.
My next block post will be about our lunchtime subject!