Sunday, April 20, 2014

Number writing

Assalamualaikum and Good day everyone,

its been ages since last post.. not because there is no activity but there is no time for the write up!!!

This one I admit: I was lazy. And as usual when I am lazy, I get RG to do most of the work herself including the thinking. (hehe.. they say that's character building... XD)

Anyway, I just got her a piece of paper and a pen and asked her to write numbers. The objective of this activity is to make her recognize the ‘teens’. She can count (but not in its entire sequence) upto 100 out of memory but she hasn't matched the numbers with the words to recognize that 14 is actually fourteen, rather than a one and a four.

So, you can see the output of the activity, we were doing great until 6, then she kinda forgot seven, which incidentally brought her mood down. After which things went downhill… eight became slanted, nine became mirror image (is this a problem? Not exactly.. read more about mirror images writing herehere and here!)

Her 10 is okay… then I started to teach her 11. By this time, RG was already upset about her other numbers that she had forgotten so her motivation to continue added with her not knowing 11, 12, 13 and onward began to gnaw her..

By the tie she got to 12 (which looks like IS) she wanted to stop.

So that’s what I did. We stopped. Sometimes I have a feeling that she is afraid of letting me down (not performing enough to make me happy). I wonder how to instill that no matter what she does I am gonna love it anyway.

Any ideas?

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