Monday, March 30, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
this winter. Almost finished - just in time for spring! (I made myself a little needle envelope out of a bit of vintage fabric and a friend gifted me these embroidery scissors after she saw me using the children's scissors to clip threads a couple years ago.)
Friday, March 27, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
that I started but haven't finished! I love that organic texture and the tone-on-tone look : ) I'm going to stencil the other side and down the center of the back (thus avoiding any seams which would make for tricky cutting away)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
|Eva Shorey - 3.14.15|
get it HERE) This helped him work through all the basics and reaffirm the foundational grasp he had on reading. It's a great book and I highly recommend it! He's reading better now and his comprehension level has improved. He's able to read books like Frog and Toad and Amelia Bedelia on his own now.
My action plan for now is to let him progress at his own pace - I'm not expecting him to be at 3rd grade level right now, or even at 4rth grade level next year. It's important to me that he enjoys reading and continues to read challenging material. If he can get to the appropriate reading level by grade 5 or 6 then that would be great! If, for some reason, he cannot get there on his own (and with my instruction), then we're also in the process of applying for tutoring at the Dyslexia Center in Portland.
(I made this chart since he so often confuses B's and D's)
His younger brother, two grades behind him, is doing fine with his reading. He's already reading chapter books on his own...so, far this has no negative effect on my older student. They have a friendly rivalry (what brothers wouldn't) but, they've been taught to respect each other's abilites.