Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Set some "Goals'......

I found a site that seems to be helping me, it has a lot of teaching tips ect.
http://www.susancanthony.com/Workshops/workshops.html In one area she mentions how you need a "Goal", I think that is one of my problems, I need to narrow down what I really want Kelly to learn this year and stick to it. For instance we are working on the United States - Does she really need to know the state flower, bird, tree ect. no not really not if she isn't interested in it, but I do want her to be able to locate each state on the map and memorize the capitals too. I sent away for each states travel guide, this way she will have something to look over when we get to each state, that way if she sees something the she is interested in we can go in depth a bit more.
We were also working our way through the Zoology 2 book by J. Fulbright we got to lesson 5 Primeval Reptiles: Nothosaurs, Mossasaurs, Plesiosaurs & ichthyosaurs. Because it was in the book we trugged through it, Kelly & I both were pretty lost about these "giant sea reptiles" and to be honest didn't learn a thing about them even after having read it : ( Why did I waste time on it - I don't know. I need to set my "Goals"!

1 comment:

FatcatPaulanne said...

Here's a fun site for learning states and capitals.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/

I think I might need to follow your lead and set some goals. I kind of have them in my head ...