### The week so far; first dictation

Sep. 1st, 2011 12:08 pm**entirelysonja**

We've had some rough times this week; although we've been doing schoolwork on a "light" basis all summer, Erika has had some trouble adjusting to the fall semester. Today I could tell she woke up on the right side of the bed -- she was much more cheerful and pleasant in the morning before school. Not surprisingly, we've had a much better day of doing schoolwork.

One of the things on today's agenda was Erika's first formal dictation exercise, which went very well!

One of the things I've been doing this year is preparing a math "warm-up" of just a few problems in a little bound notebook for her to do. She wanted to have some easy math to start off the day, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to incorporate review, so that's been a good move for both of us. Though it does mean I have to write out some math problems every night before school!

One of the things on today's agenda was Erika's first formal dictation exercise, which went very well!

One of the things I've been doing this year is preparing a math "warm-up" of just a few problems in a little bound notebook for her to do. She wanted to have some easy math to start off the day, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to incorporate review, so that's been a good move for both of us. Though it does mean I have to write out some math problems every night before school!