Reporting written down goals to someone can keep you motivated to be more consistent with your learning lessons.
But not only that, through a little form with a few simple questions, which you answer each time you exchange your goals, you can see your progress and areas you can work on as a teacher/parent.
Here are questions:
-What were your learning goals for this week?
-Which of these goals did you meet this week?
-What new activities did you do this week? (this could simply be a link to your blog)
-What areas do you think you, as an educator, could improve on next week?
-What are you really proud of yourself and your children for accomplishing this week?
-What are your learning goals for next week?
-What resources do you have to share this week?
I'm really excited about this opportunity to exchange information, tips and ideas with Sarah. I print out my goals and keep records of everything I'm doing on a daily basis. Sarah doesn't realize how that idea already changed my preparation and organization point of view.
Here is my 2 weeks goal schedule for Eaton.
- Identify directions: North, South, East and West
- Identify Equator
- Identify Prime Meridian
- Identify Northern, Southern, Western, Eastern Hemisphere
- Identify North and South Pole
- Identify Longitudes/Latitudes
- What is a Compass Rose?
Activities: a) “Label Me”- matching words on the simple map
b) Tracing longitudes/latitudes on the map
c) Globe related flashcards
- Abacus slides 20-30; and 31-40;
- Playing with a mini abacus showing all numbers.
- BrillKids lesson (still addition)
- Shape/Color patterns.
Tracing and Mazes
Do daily tracing and more difficult maze activities; connecting dots: numerals, alphabet
- Identify noun and adjective
- Reading: “Silly Monkey in the Science Lab”-Identify science words: laboratory, microscope, magnet, experiment, goggles, solid, gas, prediction
- Reading: “Emily and Mortimer”-Identify friendship words: generous, grateful, depend, agree, honest, arguments, loyal.
- Daily reading of various books in our library and in polish language
- Daily piano lessons (Eaton is doing little progress with identifying keyboards) Very short lessons 1min or so.
- Outdoor washing toys
- Sweeping floor
- Brushing potatoes
- Dusting shelves
New activities on the shelf:
- cutting straws and small piece of paper
- counting activity
- matching numbers activity
- new shape pattern
- follow that dot (eye training cards)
- Furniture (preparing for a future theme)
- Swimming pool vocabulary
- Clothing (preparing for a future theme)
- Chinese-DVD’s and CD’s
- Spanish- Muzzy DVD’s
- Polish-books and CD’s with stories
Do you have a Homeschooling Buddy?