Think about this! Back in the olden days, children worked side-by-side with their parents; yet how many teacher moms feel guilty if they work late and their child is with them?
I grew up on a dairy farm. Both of my parents worked the farm without the benefit of hired help. From a very early age, we worked on the farm next to our parents. I doubt that my parents felt any guilt about us being there because they felt like we were learning valuable work skills. The next time you need to work late, take your child with you. Think of it as stepping back into time.
- Number identification: My students wrote their name and number on their assignments. My daughter would sit beside me when I graded papers. She would tell me the number on the paper as she handed me the next paper to grade.
- Number order: Each Friday I sent home graded papers in their “Take Home” folder. The folder had the student’s name and number on it. One of my daughter’s jobs was to put the folders in number order.
- Letter sounds: I always had a large stack of stickers to put on my students’ papers. My daughter loved to pick the stickers. We did a variety of mini lessons with this.
- What is the name of the sticker? What sound do you hear at the beginning?
- What is the name of the sticker? How many sounds do you hear?
- What is the name of the sticker? What rhymes with it?
While Jason @ Common Core 4 Kids is compensating me, these opinions and experiences are my own.