Thursday, June 23, 2011

More Review Today

We've finished our review of the 3-6 materials today. It was
quite alot to plow through in a short amount of time. It was
good to see the materials presented again and slightly differently
than in my originally training with St. Nicholas. This seems a
bit more relaxed in some ways...I have picked up many new
ideas and tips. Today we went through the entire math sequence
(love those beads!) and finished up with a "Peace" video.
I sorted and cleaned the bead cabinents and pointers. There
are a couple of young girls at the training willing to color our
charts and posters! There is so much  to get done in a short
amount of time...gotta read an assignement tonight...better
get to it...
More later!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Second Day of Class

...a BIG REVIEW...notice the BIG LETTERS?
It's been a good thing though. Every training does
things a bit differently. I've learned some new ideas
for transitioning from three letter words to those
with dipthongs and other letter combinations.
We learned a dot and dash method and using
fingers to sound out and combine the letters
with the use of the moveable alphabet. We also
saw two different reading schemes...I wondered
what the red and blue moveable alphabets were 3-6 training used the pink, blue and
green reading levels, so this was quite different.
More time is spend on the three letter combinations
with groupings of letters in isolation.
Gotta get some sleep! Big day tomorrow!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Training

I am here! I made it to Michigan to do my elementary
AMS starts tomorrow morning in Rochester Hills!
I'll post my impressions as I go...