Sunday, November 27, 2011
Today, Younger Daughter finished reading Big Max. Her fluency is vastly improved, the word-guessing has almost disappeared, and she will even admit to being interested in the story. Hooray!
On the math front, she's slowly working her way through Singapore Math 1B, and I've been teaching her how to tell time. She was struggling with the idea of "a quarter of an hour", until I hit on the idea of using a pizza toy she has (which was designed to teach fractions.) I think this visual will stay with her (in this case, demonstrating that "quarter after 7" is the same as "7:15"):
And to cap it all off, Younger Daughter was hanging around our front yard when one of her classmates stopped by, walking her dog, and invited YD to join her! One of the great benefits of public school is local friends.