I had a meeting with my third grader's teacher yesterday. Third grader's strength is science, social studies and writing time--her descriptives are beautiful. But her weakness is in math and reading fluency/comprehension. She's a hard worker and is beginning to get discouraged because first grader, through the process of osmosis, has the nerve to find math and reading easy.
Instead of a relaxing summer, my children will be enrolled in the HWM Intensive Summer School. Of course I'll need to change my bad habits... How I'm going to get three children, of varying abilities to pay attention and learn, freaks me out. And these are my own children.
Some of my amazing Cybils panel members gave me suggestions for developing math skills, and one of these days I'll get around to posting this helpful information. And if anyone has any great math suggestions for multiplication/division help, that would be great!
But for the reading? How do I keep this challenging without having third grader bummed out with sound tapping, and all the other phonics techniques she thinks are babyish? Anyone? Bueller?