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This year I feel much better about what will work for us and what won’t. I am going to try to integrate a lot more into our curriculum this year because I bought a lot of things and I would like to use them. I am an out of sight – out of mind kind of person, so I am creating a plan to keep myself on track. There is a lot so I am going to break it down by subject. Before I do that, I am going to lay out our new morning routine.
I am going to attempt to have Madison doing morning work independently. My plan is to have her do the following every morning on her own:
*Grade 2 Comprehension and Critical Thinking. This is a Grade 2 level, but I had bought it awhile ago and we never used it, so I thought it would be good as a morning warm up to get her brain jump started and to practice handwriting at the same time.
*Level 2 Nonfiction Comprehension Test Practice. This is a Level 2, but for the same reasons as above I believe it will be perfect for morning warm ups.
*Grammar Minutes Grade 3. A great review of basic grammar in a quick and easy way so Madison doesn’t forget.
*Daily Journal Prompts for Grades 1-3. Madison is not fond of writing, so this gives her a choice between two daily prompts and she picks one and writes a paragraph. It is a good, quick, fun warm-up.
*Geography Regions of the U.S.A. Madison scored ‘at grade level’ for her Map Skills, so we are going to work on those with this workbook each morning.
I plan on starting out by having a list for her each morning that she can check off on her own for her morning routine. I am trying to establish a morning routine that enables Madison to complete her morning work without me having to tell her what to do step by step and that she can complete it in a timely manner.
I will let you know how that works out for me. 😉