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BELOW ARE THE DAILY LESSONS FOR THE THIRD WEEK

Your schedule is below. Prepare your time wisely.

If you REALLY want your student to learn, you'll make time to follow through on a daily basis!

Schedule A

Time: Five to twenty minutes per session each day depending on student's ability to focus EXCEPT on Sunday when you may decide to modify the schedule because of the day's activities.

Sessions: Three to nine per day depending on coverage of material and availability of YOUR time.

Rewards: To be given after sessions only if it is necessary to help the student to concentrate on the task at hand.


Monday: Tell the stories for Gg, Hh and Ii. Choose one game and play it several times. Sing both songs you have taught the last two weeks. Don't forget to point to each letter whenever its name is pronounced. Make the letters A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I and i with ribbon or yarn. Handwriting Tutorial Just cut out some strips about the length of your arm and shape the strips, as best you can, into the letters, one by one. Talk about the letter names and let your student help you to shape each letter.

Continue writing the letters on a make believe background. Put your hand over the student's hand and practice printing the letters in the air, on a blank wall, table or floor using the index finger as a make believe pencil. Do this several times and each time refer to the letter by name.

In my experience as a teacher of many years, I find that the student who complains the most about doing something by calling it repetitious or boring is REALLY the one who needs the most help. In some cases this is the student who has been allowed to whine his or her way out of an undesirable chore. Some things must be repeated. Certain things must be drilled in order for lasting knowledge to take place. So if your student complains or if you think that it's unnecessary to fulfill certain activities, you should do them anyway with as much of a positive attitude as possible. The people who follow through the suggested activities and who are faithful, dedicated and willing to sacrifice the time, will find that it was all worth it in the end. THEY will be the ones who will see the fruit of their labors!

Finally, you may want to continue printing out each letter on a separate paper plate with glue. Sprinkle glitter on top. Place the plates on the wall, as before, and refer to the letters by name several times throughout the day. Call attention to the paper plates with glitter letters if you have company and give your student the opportunity to name each plate.

 

Tuesday: Tell the stories for Gg, Hh and Ii. Choose an activity and play it several times. Also repeat the game you chose for Monday. Repeat this game a few times throughout the day. Sing both songs. Don't forget to point to each letter whenever its name is pronounced. You will find the links below.

Yesterday you made A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I and i with ribbon or yarn. Handwriting Tutorial Today do the same but use tiny cookies (candies, etc.). Shape each letter with the cookies but don't let your student eat the cookies yet. Continue to shape the letters out of cookies until your lessons for the day are finished. Then your student may, with your permission, eat the cookies.

Put your hand over the student's hand and practice printing the letters in bowl of warm water using the index finger as a make believe pencil. Do this several times and each time refer to the letter by name. If you made paper plate letters, don't forget to refer to them while naming each separate letter.

 

Wednesday: Review the stories for Gg, Hh and Ii. See if your student can remember to tell you. Choose another game and play it several times. Also play the games you chose for Monday and Tuesday. Play those games a few times as well throughout the day. Sing both songs. Don't forget to point to each letter whenever its name is pronounced. The more you reinforce, the more your student's memory will solidify.

You have made A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I and i from ribbon or yarn and cookies. Handwriting Tutorial Today, make the same eighteen letters by cutting up small pieces of paper (all oddly shaped) and pasting them on paper. Let your student help you shape the letters and remember to call each letter by name. When you are shaping the letters be sure to have your flash cards handy so your student can see what the letter he or she is working on, really looks like.

 

Thursday: Continue reviewing the stories for G, g, H, h, I and i. See if your student can remember to tell you. Choose another game or activity and play it several times. Also play the games you chose for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Play those games a few times as well throughout the day. Sing both songs. The links are below. Don't forget to point to each letter whenever its name is pronounced.

You have made A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I and i from ribbon or yarn, cookies and odd shaped pieces of paper. Handwriting Tutorial Today make the same eighteen letters with a toy. (i.e. small car, tiny doll, hair brush, etc.)

Make sure you have enough space on a table or part of the floor to do this activity. The size of the space is pretty much up to you.

For example, take the toy car and start at the top of an imaginary square box. Form your letter with the toy car. Start up the toy car's motor. Pretend to do it. (Make the exaggerated sound of a car's motor)

Have the student, with his or her hand on the toy car, shape the letter in the imaginary box while making the noises of a moving car. Move the toy car according to the shape or outline of the letter as you see it in your mind.

Be sure to name the letter that you are making. If you are using a doll, have the doll walk the imaginary outline of the letter's shape. If you are using a hairbrush then just run down the imaginary outline as if your hairbrush was really a cartoon character and had legs to run down the path.

Put your hand over the student's hand and practice printing the letters in a bowl of crumpled up crackers or dry cereal using the index finger as a make believe pencil. Do this several times and each time refer to the letter by name. If you made paper plate letters, don't forget to refer to them while naming each separate letter.

 

Friday:You have made A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I and i from ribbon or yarn, cookies, odd shaped pieces of paper and you have traveled the shape of each letter with a car, doll, hairbrush, etc. Handwriting Tutorial Play all the games several times. Sing both songs. Don't forget to point to each letter whenever its name is pronounced. You will find the links below.

Put your hand over the student's hand and practice printing the letters in the air, on a blank wall, table or floor using the index finger as a make believe pencil. Do this several times and each time refer to the letter by name. If you made paper plate letters, don't forget to refer to them while naming each separate letter.

 

Saturday and Sunday: Remember that constant drill and reinforcement is a good way for your student to retain knowledge. Therefore, have him or her tell lots of different people what he or she has learned this week. If necessary, you help your student tell the story. Get a page out of a newspaper or magazine and ask your student to find A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I and i . Tell him or her to look for the letters in the beginning of words only. Later you may want your student to look for the letters at the end of the words, or even in the middle. You may have to help him or her understand the meaning of ending or middle. If that concept is too difficult, then just find the letter anywhere in the words. This is a sequential order activity which will assist your student greatly whether he or she goes to school, is homeschooled or is already out in the world with adult responsibilities.

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