Planning for Week 2

>> Monday, August 3, 2009

Our first week went well, except for the fact the Little Lady and I were sick toward the end. Not feeling well and being crabby (and, yes, I'm talking about BOTH of us here) didn't leave much energy for the final few planned activities.

Because of this, and because we will have guests staying with us this week, I decided to continue the themes from Week One into Week Two. While I don't expect the Little Lady to completely master each theme at the end of her school week, I do want her to have a good grasp of them. Last week introduced several different concepts and I feel that one more week would go a long way toward her really understanding these new ideas.

(In fact, I may take two weeks from here on out to ensure her grasp of the concepts to be covered.)

So, this week, we will still be talking about Squares and the Letter E. I am also introducing the color Blue and the concept of counting to 3. Last week, in following the Brightly Beaming curriculum, she was supposed to learn "1." Honestly, this was a bit redundant for her and I should have anticipated that. She can count out things by "1" and "2;" the next step needs to be "3."

To help with the Letter E, we'll be talking a lot about Elephants. Using an animal whose name begins with our "Letter of the Week," makes so much more sense to me that just assigning a random animal (like last week's cow).

Here's our plan for Week Two (click to enlarge):

It's not as jam-packed as last week's plan was --- with the Little Lady's two aunties visiting, I needed to make sure there was plenty of time for her to "play" with them!