15 August 2013
In maths, she's learning the concepts of "more than" and "less than." And three is one more than two. Soon, we'll learn that we can put groups of things together and add, or take things away and subtract. But not yet. I love Singapore Mathematics' Earlybird workbook because as smart as Rose is, this concept isn't as automatic as you might think.
Rose can read on a first grade level, but isn't sure how to write all her letters and follow directions. So we use ABeka first grade readers, and ABeka Kindergarten phonics workbooks. In the early grades, I can't say enough good things about ABeka Book. Each reader and each lesson builds upon the last in a coherent, friendly manner.
We do lots of breaks. We play a game of chess every weekday. She helps me fold washcloths and wipe the table after lunch. We went bowling today.
But mostly? She's just five.