Friday, October 10, 2014
End of a long week!
Mark read the local newspaper with her, she wasn't that interested in the articles. However, she unexpectedly zeroed in on the sports section and they discussed the figures and the recordings of the games some. Lots of rollerskating and some weight-lifting with 5 lb weights she helped pick out at the store and assemble. She played Starfall on the computer, and they made a caterpillar model with a balloon and pipecleaners, and potato stamps on kraft paper with paint. I will try to get her to make a journal entry for the art, at least.. but she has had a long day and it is nearing 9 pm...
And we've had a long week! Our first week of homeschooling.. and it was quite tiring, but we realize now just how much we have been missing on both sides of the equation.
I have promised her 'regular kid' weekend.. she can go to the art project at my work, get a pumpkin and decorate it, sleepover at Grandma's house, and maybe play at a park or go fishing again with her friend if the weather cooperates. She said she really liked the week - it was 'great', but she is a little uncertain still. She really wants to go to a rollerskating rink ;)
Speech services: We were offered a chance to look into getting her speech services at the school while homeschooling. However, we are using the pragmatic speech activity suggestions (real life town tasks, meeting coworkers, friends, elderly adults etc.), audio playback for self-recognition (has helped with the gasping in between words while reading) and perhaps in the near future sign her up for a voice lesson to see how that is received. She needed 'different' than articulation speech, which was what was offered - and this is a better road for her homeschool course.