Early Girlie Homeschool

June Lessons

Official Kindergarten school year in review. Yearbook. Portfolios. Memories.

Language: Sight words, and words she requests to spell.

(Book list TBA after we go to the huge Half Priced Books Clearance Event.)

Three dimensional shapes, spaces, and objects. We are rearranging her room to include a desk and materials for study, so this is a perfect time to study floor plans, scale drawings, and how to arrange actual objects in space. (I am not an interior designer, so some of this I will be learning as she learns). We did go back to the wooden, palm-sized geometric forms and nomenclature cards. 

Subitizing. This means being able to immediately know the number of objects in a small group of items. For example, how many dots on a die, crackers on a plate, or toys on the floor. Learning this helps with counting in sets (2, 3, 5, 10). It helps with estimation where there is a larger grouping, such as number of people in a crowd. I didn't know the term for it before now. I was aware that it's a mental skill that people use to count change or divide up food. I did notice lots of Kindergarten and 1st grade curriculum builds this skill with worksheets.

Practical use, care, and beautification of one's living space is something I consider a life-long lesson. No matter where she ends up in the world, she will need to take care of the space she lives in. Having respect for one's environment is tied into a feeling of pride. For young children, home care is an area of great practice in sequencing, fine and gross motor movement, and visual-spacial organization. 

Social functions. Every child her age is working on social rules, particularly unspoken ones. Sensory skills, coping skills. Building awareness.

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