Lot of PLL can be done orally. You can adjust how much he writes. For the history notebook, your son could dictate to you what to write. You could have him write it out over a week or have him write part and you write the other part. The spelling book does not have much written work to do for a week. When my ds was in 2nd for Adventures, I read books from the book basket. He would not have been able to read those on his own yet. He did often look at the pictures in the books.RachelT wrote:Hello! My ds has completed both MFW K and 1st grade work over the last two years and will be in 2nd grade this coming school year. Some things have been more challenging than others, especially fine motor skills and reading. I've been planning on doing Adventures next year, but I need some advice.
Yesterday I took my son to a friend who is a Reading Recovery teacher, she was kind enough to assess his reading level. She said that it's just a little behind where she would like it to be at the end of 1st grade (RR level 12).
I know his fine motor skills are obviously "behind" because it was just painful to get him to copy the Proverbs and sentences in his Bible Notebook last year.
So, now that I have that information I just want to know if we will still be okay going ahead with Adventures next year? I really was looking forward to it and I don't want to repeat what we did in 1st grade. I am hoping that we can do reading and writing at his level, adapting the Adventures work as needed. Will this work? Or is he too "behind"? I remember that the spelling book looked good, the PLL looked like it would start out slowly. I don't really remember what is supposed to be written in the history notebook. I know we can do lots of library books (or our own, or these RR books), but I don't know if he will be able to read the Bible in the Adventures package just yet. Is there anything I'm forgetting? (I'm not worried about science, music, art, etc. I know those will be no problem.) Just any thoughts on what some of you have done with Adv. in this type of situation would be helpful!
I think you can continue with Adventures and just work on your son's reading and writing. My ds had some fine motor delays so I adjusted his work accordingly. I worked with him doing writing each year. This year I am confident that he can handle the writing.
Debbie in NC
Mom to 3ds (9, 6, and 4) and 1 dd (16mo.)