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It’s Started – 2010-2011 School Year

22 Jul

Well, it’s here! We’re almost done with our second week of school already for the new school year. Where did our summer break go? Oh yeah – swimming lessons, birthdays, VBS’s and other activities. Gone………gone! I’m not too disappointed, really. I was anxious and excited to get him started on his third grade curriculum. It’s just, it’s only week two – and I’m tired!

Third grade!! So far we’re doing fairly well. All his materials have been introduced to him and though there are subjects he’s not extremely fond of, he works well on most of them. We had an issue with writing on Day 2 last week, but I found a way to overcome that hurdle, which I’ll get into later in a later post.

He really seems to be fascinated by the idea of cursive handwriting. So far he has done just the basics of motions involved with it, and this week we started with the letter U, but he loves looking at the cursive letter chart and has been pretty excited so far when further down the page I tell him he’s doing well and getting better with whatever he’s is currently working on for handwriting each day. I hope his excitement for this continues.

My method of teaching multiple digit multiplication seems to be working well – though he abhors the extra amount of writing he has to do for each problem. Today I will bring it all together and show him how each step can be done without the extra writing. It really seems to help having it done in steps and working up to doing it the regular way.

Overall I think this will be a great year.

Cursive Writing

22 May


Beginning of the Year Handwriting Sample (July 2009)

Writing is definately not my son’s favorite thing to do. Handwriting, writing stories or poems, whichever – he’d rather be doing other things and just despises the fact he has to pick up a pencil and write something. At the beginning of this school year I had noticed some bad habits he had developed in writing certain letters when learning how to write, so, as I noticed the problems in┬áthese letters and numbers, I’d have him practice them.┬áThis seemed to work pretty well. In just this school year his handwriting (more…)

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