After thinking about how best to continue to blog about HOD when the girls aren’t all going at the same pace, I decided it might be best to focus on one girl each week. So instead of the usual oldest to youngest, I’ll go youngest to oldest.
Princess M is on Unit 3 Day 4. This past week has been a big one. Her reading seems to be taking off! While we had finished the Lesson 3 Fluency Practice Sheet over three days, she finished it in two days with Lesson 4. She could have done it in one, but we only had a limited amount of time that day because of other plans.
Then yesterday, she read the first story in the Run Bug, Run book. When we flipped through the story she didn’t think she was going to be able to read it all. But when she finished, she was so proud!
In math, she powered through lesson 5 and wanted to start lesson 6. But she was getting picked up by her Nanny (my mom) and so there wasn’t time.
On Wednesday it was Crazy Hair Night at Awana. So, since she is a Cubbie, we sprayed her hair blue.
(And even though I’m not writing about her this week now, I have to post the ones of Princess L who is on the yellow team this year. Princess E decided to put pony tails all over. The yellow hair spray really looked more green on her.)
I have been impressed with how well Princess M has been listening to and retaining The Adventures of Reddy Fox. I usually give her some paper and some colored pencils and she draws while I read. We always start out by trying to remember what happened in the last story we read. She draws a picture while I read – sometimes about Reddy Fox, sometimes whatever comes to mind. Then I ask her what she remembers about the story, sometimes by asking specific questions, sometimes by just letting her talk. She does very well.
One thing that seems to happen is that we skip science. She has more fun joining in on what Princess L is doing, so if there is an experiment or a note booking page for Princess L, I’ve been just letting her do that for science. I guess that’s what happens when you’re running four guides at one time.