Thursday, January 19, 2012

Preschool Notes- Week of 1/15

Since we are doing more school work, I will try to post notes of what we're doing and how R is progressing. I'm using materials from http://www.first-school.ws/ for writing practice worksheets and coloring sheets.

Week of 1/15

-tracing large letters- A, B, R, T
-recognizing letters A, B, O, X, R
-1 to 1 counting up to 9
-counting backward from 10-1
-counting forward 1-20, skips 13, 14, and 15, saying 16 instead
-memorizing song lyrics and words to books. 'reads' and sings to himself
-drew a recognizable picture of a pizza.

R has made a lot of progress with writing and drawing. Until recently he hasn't been allowed much access to writing utensils because he would eat them. He would eat crayons in all forms, and bite the tips off markers. Now he likes to use markers and paint. Last week he was attempting to make letters with his paint brush. That was a first. He traces large letters, but not the smaller letters on lined paper. He doesn't seem to grasp connecting letters to words yet, or to their sounds. I'm continuing to work with him on it. We're going to start working our way through the alphabet working on letter recognition and tracing. We're also working on counting objects with 1 to 1 correlation. He's gotten much better at this recently.

2 comments:

  1. I've heard nothing but praise for handwriting without tears. http://www.hwtears.com/hwt

    Scott didn't learn proper handwriting and I think this is something we're going to focus on this summer. In a lot of ways he writes backwards.

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    1. awesome, I'll check it out. I'm always on the look out for different materials and ideas.

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