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Below are the daily lessons for the fourth week

Have you been faithful for three weeks?!

Have you studied each day?

Have you covered the material?

Schedule A

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

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 Jj, Kk and Ll. Choose one game and play it several times. Sing all the songs. You will find the links below. 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, i, J, j, K, k, L and l on paper. You will find the handwriting tutorial listed as a resource above the main menu on the page this link follows. Make the letters about two inches tall. Get some paste and dry corn flakes. Have your student trace over the letters with paste (Your hand on his or hers may be necessary!) and drop the corn flakes down on top of the glue. Talk about the letters as you do this. Call the letters by their name. Do not allow your student to eat the pasted corn flakes!

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.

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 Jj, Kk and Ll. 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 all the 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, i, J, j, K, k, L and l with corn flakes. Today do the same but use popped popcorn or cooked macaroni. Don't let your student eat any of this. Shape each letter with the popcorn or macaroni. Talk about each letter by its name.

Put your hand over the student's hand and practice printing the letters in bowl of mashed potatoes or something similar with a spoon as a make believe pencil. Do this several times and each time refer to the letter by name before you let your student eat it. If you made paper plate letters, don't forget to refer to them while naming each separate letter.

Wednesday: Review the stories for Jj, Kk and Ll. See if your student can remember to tell the stories to 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 all the 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, i, J, j, K, k, L and l corn flakes and popcorn. Today, make the same twenty-four letters with paper or plastic cups cups, glasses, plates, etc. from your cupboard. Outline the letters by placing the kitchenware in the shape of the letters one at a time. 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 Jj, Kk and Ll. See if your student can remember to tell the stories to 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 all the songs. 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, i, J, j, K, k, L and l from corn flakes, popcorn, and paper cups. Today make the same twenty-four letters with socks from your drawer. Lay the socks out across your bed in the shapes of the letters, one letter at a time, and talk about the letter's name. Let your student help shape the letters.

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 a banana and pretend that it is a rocket ship.

Choose a flash card to go on a rocket ship ride to Mars. Select a letter that causes some difficulty for your student. Refer to the letter several times by name as you tie it to the banana with ribbon or string.

JUST A NOTE: You may have discovered by now that there will be times when you will want to replace some of your flash cards with new ones or make copies.

Let your student take his or her letter to Mars by holding the banana with the flash card tied to it up in the air and skipping all around. Take other flash cards on a rocket ship ride, especially the more difficult ones.

When the game is done your student may want to eat the banana.

Friday:You have made A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I, i, J, j, K, k, L and l from corn flakes, popcorn, paper cups and you have taken your letters on a rocket ship ride to Mars. Play all the games several times. Sing all the 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, i, J, j, K, k, L and l. 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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