Monday, August 23, 2010

Third Grade

Our Little Mama has started the 3rd grade. I can't believe how much she has grown up this past year. This school year will be a very busy time for her. She is at that middle ground between lower elementary and upper elementary.



This is what 3rd grade will look like for Little Mama :

Reading - Last year was a really big year for Little mama when it comes to reading. Her confidence level shot up and so did her ability to decode words. She is now reading so well, she shocked us all with how fast she progressed. This school year she will be working her way through progressive phonics "intermediate" books 8-15. She wants to start on the "advanced" books before the end of the school year, but, we'll have to wait and see how things go first. http://www.progressivephonics.com/
She is constantly reading. Her new favorite book to read is her brother's "Adventure Bible".

Handwriting - Little Mama loves to write. This year she has been writing a story that she made up about a young girl named Sarah and all the adventures that she experiences. I love watching her creativity come alive through writing. She will be working on "Printing Power" from Handwriting Without Tears. http://www.hwtears.com/ . She will also be doing copy work from the Bible.

Spelling - This is a new subject for us this year. Little mama will be working on Dolce Sight words on spelling City. http://www.spellingcity.com/

Math - Math U See is still our Math program of choice. Little Mama is doing great with it. This year she will be working towards finishing up "beta" and hopefully start "Gamma". http://www.mathusee.com/ Math is a little bit of a struggle for her. She is not very confident when it comes to doing her math work. That is quickly starting to change thanks to http://www.fun4thebrain.com/ . There she can work on her math facts while playing fun and challenging games. It is so much fun for her. Playing the math games has helped her learn her math facts without her even realizing it. We could not be happier.



Our Little girl is growing up. I love her willingness to try new things and her ability to laugh at herself. She is so much like me. We have so much fun together. She is such a hard worker, she makes us all really proud.

4 comments:

Mike and Katie said...

I love her beautiful red shirt/dress in the first photo! Was is made or purchased? I've seen some of that type of lovely fabric at the store but didn't know what to do with it. I bought a yard and hoped to make a carrier out of it but that never happened. I bet I could make a hand-bag easily enough. Then i could use it all the time.

mama said...

That pretty dress was a gift from a good friend of ours. She is chinese and her daughter gave Little mama that red dress so that they could both have some thing asian to were and dress up together.
A bag out of that type of fabric would be stunning.

Natasha O said...

I am so glad that you are enjoying the Fun4theBrain site. That is my special project! Do let me know if you have any ideas for new games! It makes my day to see that my games are helping kids around the world start liking math more.

Would it be ok if I used your words for a testimonial section on my website?

Thanks,

mama said...

Thank you so much for that site. Yes by all means you can use my words. Little mama thinks that it is so cool that you visited us and that you created such a wonderful site. We have been telling all our homeschool friends about Fun4thebrain ever since we discovered it.