Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Make Mistakes On The First....Ignore The Second One...


My 4.90 year old Princess is just about literate. She's somewhere between *sight words* and *sounding out* the unfamiliar. How long it will take to bridge that gap is anyone's guess - after all, the span between the first pot-pee and fully potty-trained was wide and TORTUROUS.

But she can read enough now to begin what I call the *content subjects*.

One of the best little websites I came across, and long-time readers will remember from 1.5 years ago, is that US Map Quiz. Click the link and try it for yourselves. You have to drag the name of the state onto the correct region of the map.

See also - Web Homeschooling.

So the Princess will be starting that soon.

Also, dovetailing nicely with our continuing *money studies*....I will buy her that $10 US State Quarter Map that her brother had a great time doing.

I also do have a United States placemat which we've had forever and will be under her food until she gets the States down.  And it should help that she's already been up and down the East Coast a couple of times!

It is kind of fun, and easier(!), to teach/introduce subjects the second time around when I sort of know what I'm doing.

5 comments:

paul mitchell said...

The danged map quiz is not working right. It tried to tell me I didn't know where Ark and Cali.

CaptiousNut said...

Stick with it and you'll get it. Bear down!

paul mitchell said...

I got it and passed the third grade. You have to place your cursor in the very middle of the state. Dang it, I know Arkansas and Cali...

CaptiousNut said...

Maine is the tough one. It sticks a lot and you have to dump the name at the very top of the border.

paul mitchell said...

I did notice that with the New England states, you just had to get close. I was halfway through before I realized that there was a timer. Could I have done better than third grade?