We’ve been “de-schooling” of sorts for the past month and its going really well! I’ve eliminated all worksheets and writing assignments for the time being since it nearly always brings tears. We have been working on the “school is fun” concept and using the word “lessons” instead of “school” to disassociate the bad memories. (But sometimes I forget and call it school).
I haven’t been focusing on reading, just remembering the alphabet and sounds of the letters. She had some sight word work in Kinder but she couldn’t remember the words she’d learned if we skipped a day practicing. I made what I call “Word Gems” using glass vase gems and printouts of the Dolche sight words. I had several colors of glass gems so I used clear for the Pre-Primer list, yellow for the Primer list and lavender for the First list. I found the idea on Pinterest.
I LOVE Pinterest for school ideas!