Lily and I went to Barnes & Noble today to buy a few books. Right when we got there she headed off to the kids section to look for a couple chapter books. She knows that when I say she can pick out a book that the young kid books or activity books do not qualify anymore. While she was over in that section I headed over to the educational books to find a book that reviews 3rd grade and leads into 4th grade. It is not all fun and games this summer… we have some learning to do to. While Lily excels at most subjects in school her reading/spelling skills are not up as high as they could be. She can read and sound words out but if you give her a paragraph she is not very good at comprehending what she just read unless she reads it out loud. This is one of my main focuses this summer… reading, spelling and brushing up on basic math skills.
Something I have learned over the last 3 or 4 years is that I am not a teacher. Don’t get me wrong because I can teach her all sorts of life stuff. I can teach her to cook, clean, change a light blub, etc but when it comes to math and reading I am not so good. I sit with her and as soon as she starts getting frustrated I start getting frustrated because she is frustrated and it turns to disaster. I just have to take a deep breath and think patience patience patience in my head. If anyone out there is a teacher and wants to give me a few tips that would be great. So this summer I am turning to the books at the book store to help her.
This is the first book I picked up. In Texas they are always prepping them for the state standardized STAAR and TAKS tests so I figured this would be a good one to start with.
Until I looked at the first question in the book. Seriously? Which answer would you choose?
After looking at a bunch I decided on this one.
And this one. Who says learning can’t be fun?
Wish Lily and I luck with all this summer learning textbook stuff. The plan is to do a page each day after breakfast.