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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A New Linkup... They're so FUN!

This is Works For Me Wednesdays. From what I could tell, there's no specific topic this week (or ever?), which makes it super easy to participate. Are you interested? Well, I am. Check it out at We Are THAT Family.

So, what works for me? HOMESCHOOLING! Specifically, I'll stick with two of the most helpful bits (thus far). How To Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is going to be #1 on my WORKS FOR ME list. And the other? Math-U-See!

This next bit, about Ria's reading level, is oft repeated. Now repeated for any visiting readers. My eldest daughter and I completed the book (100 Easy Lessons) before she was 4. She just turned 5 yesterday and she reads between a 2nd and 4th grade level with full comprehension!

Math-U-See is just wonderful! It has enabled Ria to comprehend numbers in a way that I wasn't succeeding in teaching as well (especially to the depth she has now) AND Kat is counting as a result of the program - even though I haven't specifically started it with her!!! Kat counts to 12 (understandably to the average listener and only skipping #3, she doesn't like that # because that's when she gets in trouble if she's not listening!) and to twenty (with little distinction between the sounds of the teen numbers - but that's just because her enunciation is poor in general... just like Ria's was). And Kat is TRYING to count to 100, which Ria got (on her own) soon after starting the program! I love it. AND it has a Stewardship level. That is very important to me and I've even considered buying it REALLY soon so I could study it. I do feel this is a difficult thing to teach - I certainly didn't learn it well! And I want my kiddos to achieve far more than me, so I feel I need to teach this particular subject better than I understand it (even now) and the only way to do that is to learn more about it!


Jenny said...

I have been wanting to get Math-U-See. It sounds like a great program.

Heidi said...

I looked at the reading book you like on Amazon. I read some of the pages and the program is a lot like one of the strategies I use to teach reading except I use magnet letters. Kids love manipulating them to make rhyming words.

Anonymous said...

I love Homeschooling, too!!! It is so wonderful!!

Thanks for sharing!

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