Thursday, 22 November 2007
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
I created a mini workbook on consonants at the end of a word. The girls sounded out each word and circled, ticked or wrote down the sound they heard at the end.
Elodie also wrote the all the numbers from 1 - 100 in a chart - the first time she has written them all down and she was very chuffed :)
I gave Lucia a worksheet with letters on and she had to circle all the ones she knew. Her favourite thing to draw is a circle so she ended up circling them all and then circling the circles and then circling the circles of the circles. It was all very circular and she was chuckling by the end :)
I kept the very first Primary Phonics book she completed last year on her desk and, as off-hand as I could manage, told her she could read it on her own when she was ready. One night she asked if she could read it to Dominique as a bedtime story which she did and which Dominique thought was great :) She then asked for the first 4 books in her bed and told me the next day that she had read them all to her teddies for which she got a big hug :)
For the past week she has seemed ready to be able to tackle the books again so at lunch time today I popped book 8 in front of her and told her to read me the first sentence after she had finished her mouthful. She nodded vigorously at me and chewed away looking at the page. She finished and read the first 3 sentences, so beautifully that I grinned! It was great and she was so pleased with herself.
She is also enjoying working out how to write words - i.e. she wrote mud. She wrote book as 'bk' - very interesting as (for our Bedfordshire UK accent) it is phonetically correct! All in all she's doing well and by the end of the book at lunchtime today we were both grinning :)