March 3, 2011

Illness - yuck and lots of reading

I think we're finally all on the mend.  We've battled strep, some infection that wasn't named, stomach bugs and more - and I think we're all finally getting well.  Yeah!  Being ill made our schoolwork go to the wayside, but maybe today we can get back to some work.

One thing I really need to work on with my two youngest is reading.  I've noticed that fluency has decreased significantly from where we were a few months ago.  I hadn't been requiring out-loud reading, but I have since realized that at least for a season we need to...  The one I'm most concerned about is my son - we went through some reading tutoring last year, and I can see it in his future again.  We're going to put reading as our top focus everyday during March, and see where we are at the end of the month.  Hopefully by focusing on reading, his skills will improve.  Any advice for me?  Feel free to share!

2 comments:

Jodi said...

Sounds like you're doing the right thing. Whenever I am concerned about one of my kids in any area, we work at it a little bit more than the other subjects until it starts to click and we see improvement. :) Thanks for stopping by The Homeschool Desk..hope to see you again soon!

Kim Monaco said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jodi! I love The Homeschool Desk.