Monday, December 9, 2013

Weekly Report: Days 43-50

Well, we are all feeling better, but we've had a fairly busy month.  Lydia has started her new therapy that is taking up a lot of our time and we are having a tricky time getting into a new groove, but we will get there.  I've also been trying to figure out where I'm going with Lydia's math and haven't quite settled on something yet.  Hopefully we'll get it all figured out by the next year.

Adelaide working hard on the computer
Lydia keeps getting better and better with reading.  We are getting to the point now where I think I'm going to need to start having Lydia read "real" books on occasion.  She is already reading some that we get from the library, but I think I am going to have her working on it more deliberately.  She is on lesson 122 in OPGTR.

Snow Day

I think she's been reading to herself a little too.  I got her a Thomas the Train book from the library and she spent a few days looking at it.  Today, when she read it to me, she did it almost flawlessly and very quickly, suggesting that she had read it before.  I am so excited that reading is becoming a bigger part of her life.
It was funny, the other day I was talking to her speech therapist and she mentioned that they just discovered she could read when they were doing flashcards with her and she was reading the answers.  Good for her.

Lydia: Learning addition facts while making an "Eiffel Tower."  Win/win!
Like I said, we are sort of trying to figure out where to go from here.  I'm not ready for Lydia to memorize math facts.  I'm not sure why, but I just don't think she should yet.  So I'm trying to figure out how to slow her down while helping her get really solid on her number sense.  Right now I think I'm going to work on a combination Kitchen Table Math and Education Unboxed videos.

Eleanor maybe had a little bit of help with this one.
Lydia finished Step 13 in AAS.  She has also been writing when she draws.  I love to go through her pictures and read the captions and little things she writes.  So far she seems to have a knack for remembering how words are spelled.  She is by nowhere near perfect, but she does a pretty good job at least trying.

"Ounch apon a time a bus wint to school"

1 comment:

  1. I love the picture with Eleanor wearing a princess dress over her clothes. So cute. I remember those days with my girls, well, only Kaitlin really, they weren't so long ago. Sounds like you are a great mommy! Hope you are 100% feeling better soon.