My youngest is 3. At times she is really excited about school. She loves the morning routine of calendar and the pledge of allegiance. Some days it takes some coaxing to do daily learning notebook. Most days she sings the hymn of the day with my older daughters and I from their curriculum. She loves the Bible verse memorization with actions. The other LOTW activities are hit or miss. Sometimes she loves them. She in general prefers the activities to coloring and tracing, but some days is excited or at least willing to do those pencil and paper activities.
But now that we are to D (going in recommended order so we did all the vowels first and are on week 8) she barely wants to do any of it and it has become a battle, a very disruptive battle. There are some of her sisters’ activities that she can be included in, but she gets bored with history and science text, even if it is in a living book the third grade material is too complex for her to follow. I have found some ways that got her excited for a day to do her work, but I think now that she has mastered her 0-10 counting and numeral recognition, sorting and letter matching she is bored with those things. Coloring doesn’t hold her interest for more than a minute or so. Puzzles she will do once. Her cutting needs more practice and that excites her. The do-a-dots she still likes due to the use of a dobber.
Thoughts? Ideas? Obviously we can work on numerals greater than 10, she has the counting down. Maybe I start her on Math-U-See Primer and just use letter activities? Maybe I supplement with activities? Maybe I try K-4? What do I do next year then? I have other worksheets that were given to me I try to work in, but she isn’t interested in pencil and paper.