School is starting and we are going to work on independence. We are going to use a time timer to help G keep track of time visually. He will have 30 minutes to get ready. The visual of the red disc smaller is starting to help him stay on task. Of course it helps that red is is favorite color!
I also found a really cool I Can Get Ready for School Chart. It is really sturdy, and it was only $10.00. What I like is its simple one side says need to do - the other side says completed. So G can choose the order he wants to go through to get ready for school. As he finishes each task like getting dressed, brushing teeth he can just move it over to the completed side. When he is all done he gets a star for the day. We will celebrate when he gets five stars.
|I Can Do It! School Chart|
I'm getting ready for my second year of homes chool. I'm excited because I feel confident in adapting materials so G can understand them better.
This year I'm really looking forward to American History focusing on 1900-Present. I'm excited because I have found lots of videos through our library system that I will use to supplement the curriculum.
GA is starting Junior High next week. I can't believe my baby girl is going to Junior High. She has recently taken a more proactive role in her appearance which is good. I had let myself go and realized I was setting the example for GA. So I have made a point of doing my hair, applying a little make up and wearing clothes that are neat and clean. (Evil depression you won't get the best of me!!!) I have also made a point of helping GA try new hair styles and complimenting her on her appearance. I'm constantly pushing down the guilt w/ GA. So much energy goes into G I often find myself with not much left to give her. Balance, its that balance thing again. As soon as someone figures out how to balance their life, please let me know the secret.