"These are the topics we covered this session:
A. We began the session by singing the letter sounds song from the while pointing at letters on my dry erase board to help her easily remember the letters and their sounds.
I.e. "The "A" says aaah, the "A" says aaah. Every letter makes a sound, the "A" says aaah!" And so on..
- I plan to sing this song with her at the beginning of our sessions until she learns the song by heart and master letters and their sounds.
B. Using her workbook and illustrations, we reviewed letters and sound recognition of A, B, C and introduced D and E. I asked her to trace upper and lower case letters A-E on the dry erase board, give the sound of each and identify pictures beginning with the given letters.
A. Using color cards, she did an awesome job identifying each and sorting them out one by one.
B. Worksheet: she was asked to count the buttons on each snowman and circle the correct number to match each set. She is getting faster and a lot more comfortable counting slowly and accurately on her own. In this activity, we also talked about the concept of zero and emphasized that "zero means an empty set or nothing" which she remembers very well.
3. Fine Motor
A. I asked her to lace around a cardboard to help improve her fine muscles. We will keep practicing to also develop eye-hand coordination.
B. Tracing name and letters: she displays correct handling of writing materials. Right is her dominant hand for writing, coloring and handling.
1. Math: he worked on his math homework on addition. Using my counting blocks, I asked him to explain to me the concept of addition or putting things or numbers together in order for me to know if he understands the concept fully. He did a great job in doing it and seems like he is ready to work on more complex exercises.
2. Reading homework: he read the book entitled, "Twinkle Bug" as I timed him. The book was a little more difficult and longer but he still worked to finish reading the entire thing.
3. Word families: we practice reading word families as part of his homework."