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BELOW ARE THE DAILY LESSONS FOR THE FIFTH WEEK

Be Faithful!!

Give Praise!!
Sacrifice Your Time!!!

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

  1. PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO HANDWRITING INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Put your hand over your student's hand and help to hold the Crayon or pencil.
  2. With your hand on top of your student's hand help to move his or her hand, holding the Crayon or pencil, in the proper direction.
  3. Follow the instructions you will be given very closely.
  4. Your student's hand should not be forced up and down, left and right, but moved gently over the outline of the letter to be formed.
  5. Do not form the letters according to bad habits you may have picked up.
  6. Follow the directions given very carefully.
  7. The directions are repeated during the lesson plans for each day of the week.

Monday: Tell the stories for Mm, Nn and Oo. Choose one new game and play it with the other games you have already played. Do this several times throughout the day, when possible. Sing the songs.

Don't forget to point to each letter whenever its name is pronounced in song, story or game.

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, l, M, m, N, n, O, o in the air and on paper. When using paper, choose Crayon or pencil whichever is easier for your student. Always keep the sharp end pointing AWAY from your student's face!!!

PRACTICE WRITING! Place a paper over the flashcard letters and trace them until independence is achieved using the following guidelines:

When learning to write your letters always start at the top and move your pencil all the way down i.e. / (A) \.

Start at the left side when there is more than one tall part to a letter i.e. | - | (H).

Start at the top of all curved parts and follow the curve around counterclockwise i.e. ( ) (O).

Remember the following clue words: TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE!

The first letter in each word of the following sentence is a clue to remember. TLFC means TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE! Look at the first letter of each word in the following easy sentence to remember. It should help you. Tommy Loves Fat Cats!

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 M, m, N, n, o and o. Choose an activity or game and play it several times. Also repeat the game you chose for Monday. Repeat this game a few times throughout the day. Sing the songs.

Don't forget to point to each letter whenever its name is pronounced in song, story or game.

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, l, M, m, N, n, O, o in the air and on paper. When using paper, choose Crayon or pencil whichever is easier for your student. Always keep the sharp end pointing AWAY from your student's face!!!

PRACTICE WRITING! Place a paper over the flashcard letters and trace them until independence is achieved using the following guidelines:

When learning to write your letters always start at the top and move your pencil all the way down i.e. / (A) \.

Start at the left side when there is more than one tall part to a letter i.e. | - | (H).

Start at the top of all curved parts and follow the curve around i.e. ( ) (O).

Remember the following clue words: TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE!

The first letter in each word of the following sentence is a clue to remember. TLFC means TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE! Look at the first letter of each word in the following easy sentence to remember. It should help you. Tommy Loves Fat Cats!

 

Wednesday: Review the stories for Mm, Nn and Oo. 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 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.

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, l, M, m, N, n, O, o in the air and on paper. When using paper, choose Crayon or pencil whichever is easier for your student. Always keep the sharp end pointing AWAY from your student's face!!!

PRACTICE WRITING! Place a paper over the flashcard letters and trace them until independence is achieved using the following guidelines:

When learning to write your letters always start at the top and move your pencil all the way down i.e. / (A) \.

Start at the left side when there is more than one tall part to a letter i.e. | - | (H).

Start at the top of all curved parts and follow the curve around i.e. ( ) (O).

Remember the following clue words: TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE!

The first letter in each word of the following sentence is a clue to remember. TLFC means TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE! Look at the first letter of each word in the following easy sentence to remember. It should help you. Tommy Loves Fat Cats!

 

Thursday: Continue reviewing the stories for Mm, Nn and Oo. 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. The links are below.

Don't forget to point to each letter whenever its name is pronounced in song, story or game.

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, l, M, m, N, n, O, o in the air and on paper. When using paper, choose Crayon or pencil whichever is easier for your student. Always keep the sharp end pointing AWAY from your student's face!!!

PRACTICE WRITING! Place a paper over the flashcard letters and trace them until independence is achieved using the following guidelines:

When learning to write your letters always start at the top and move your pencil all the way down i.e. / (A) \.

Start at the left side when there is more than one tall part to a letter i.e. | - | (H).

Start at the top of all curved parts and follow the curve around i.e. ( ) (O).

Remember the following clue words: TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE!

The first letter in each word of the following sentence is a clue to remember. TLFC means TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE! Look at the first letter of each word in the following easy sentence to remember. It should help you. Tommy Loves Fat Cats!

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 on a rocketship ride to Mars by holding a banana with a flash card tied to it up in the air while he or she skips all around. Take other flash cards on a rocket ship ride to Saturn, the moon, Venus, etc. Concentrate on taking the more difficult letters on each trip.

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

 

Friday: Play all the games several times. Sing 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.

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, l, M, m, N, n, O, o in the air and on paper. When using paper, choose Crayon or pencil whichever is easier for your student. Always keep the sharp end pointing AWAY from your student's face!!!

PRACTICE WRITING! Place a paper over the flashcard letters and trace them until independence is achieved using the following guidelines:

When learning to write your letters always start at the top and move your pencil all the way down i.e. / (A) \.

Start at the left side when there is more than one tall part to a letter i.e. | - | (H).

Start at the top of all curved parts and follow the curve around i.e. ( ) (O).

Remember the following clue words: TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE!

The first letter in each word of the following sentence is a clue to remember. TLFC means TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE! Look at the first letter of each word in the following easy sentence to remember. It should help you. Tommy Loves Fat Cats!

 

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, l, M, m, N, n, O, o. 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. Over the weekend, this exercise can be independently worked on while you prepare lunch, relax, read a newspaper, etc. Just don't forget to supervise the student's work and correct the results. Remember to give lots of praise where you can!

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, l, M, m, N, n, O, o in the air and on paper. When using paper, choose Crayon or pencil whichever is easier for your student. Always keep the sharp end pointing AWAY from your student's face!!!

PRACTICE WRITING! Place a paper over the flashcard letters and trace them until independence is achieved using the following guidelines:

When learning to write your letters always start at the top and move your pencil all the way down i.e. / (A) \.

Start at the left side when there is more than one tall part to a letter i.e. | - | (H).

Start at the top of all curved parts and follow the curve around i.e. ( ) (O).

Remember the following clue words: TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE!

The first letter in each word of the following sentence is a clue to remember. TLFC means TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE! Look at the first letter of each word in the following easy sentence to remember. It should help you. Tommy Loves Fat Cats!

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