Kindergarten is not the same now as it was when I went. Now they expect kids to know a LOT before they even start. They even tested my daughter to see what we needed to work on before she started. WOW how times have changed. And I have been pretty bad and have not been doing much this summer except playing. I know we should have been getting ready for school, but well this is the last summer my daughter is a little kid, from now on she will have either school or work for the rest of her life so a couple months of fun seemed appropriate… all you teachers out there probably hate me know.
That said I know we cannot play all the time so I decided it was time to refresh our memories and get some school work done. However I thought we would make it a fun game instead of just a teaching lesson. So yesterday we worked on our numbers. My daughter pretty much knows her numbers and can count pretty high but she always skips 15 so I thought we would do a fun little stick counting game. This way she can see the numbers and put them in order so she will hopefully start to remember the 15.
I also had her write all the numbers on the sticks to work on her writing some too. This was another area she needed help in. Two bird’s right!