If you've read along, you'll remember that I was having some issues with Genna getting frustrated last week with the "speed drills" for math. This week I've mixed things up and instead of setting a timer that rings when "time is up" we are using a stopwatch and just trying to beat or match or previous times. I'm not limiting this activity to the speed drills, either. We are also using them with addition/subtraction flashcards and with multiplication flashcards. But, when we do the speed drills I watch to see where she is at the "time limit" designated and make a note of it without her even knowing. Sneaky.... :) She is now having FUN doing these activities!
Play-Doh....ahhh....it is a wonderful thing! Today we opened a couple of new containers and while Genna was having instructional time he was happy as a clam making letters, numbers, and even color words with it! And he is well on his way to being a reader, too. He knows the vowels and their short sounds very well! His speech therapy is also going well and I've already noticed improvement in just the few weeks we've been homeschooling.