Thursday, September 10, 2009


The little girls in Madeline are always in two straight rows.  Our math lesson was about grouping.  Groups with specific numbers were no problem but groups with concept are a little tough.  Hannah can easily count out three for each group and tell me how many groups she has, but when asked to give me two equal groups, there was a definite learning curve.
We were able to have breakfast with some ladies from the church this morning.  It is always so wonderful to be able to enjoy a meal with them.  And Hannah fits right in.  They have all entered into the realm of Grandma, so they have children in their lives.  Many of them were teachers, so it's a nice time for me to go and be encouraged and to remember that God is good, and that it will all work out. 
It was much needed as Hannah is being very resistant to phonics.  I think we are going to continue to use Writing the Visual, Kinesthetic, Auditory Alphabet to help Hannah with printing.  Even if she doesn't want to read, she will at least be able to print.  I'm also going to look into a cursive program.

1 comment:

  1. Have you ever heard of the book, 'The Writing Road to Reading'? It's a phonics program (which can be very hard to catch on to) but...that Mrs. Spalding had the MOST superior technique for teaching handwriting and cursive that I've ever seen anywhere. She believes that if a child is taught correct manuscript, that it leads so easily into correct cursive. Anyway, all my children were taught the Spalding method and I think it really benefited them. Just food for thought. : )