So this is the 5th week of ISO. On the third week of ISO, I vow for a change! I named it Ayden’s Learning Adventure! Just the sound of an adventure, pumped him up!
Day 1 was a disaster! I got to laugh it out looking back on that day. I was going through 7 Alphabets with him in an hour! Much to some of my teacher friends dismay, they said, “Ermmmm we do an alphabet or two a week! And you do 7 in an hour! This is not Singapore LOL” I realised I was never meant to be a teacher that day! My patience went from 100 to 0 in less than 15mins!
With the help of fellow mums, we got some resources for Ayden in Numeracy and Alphabets. I don’t think I ever memorised as much Letterland Songs as I ever did now. The past three weeks we just focused on 3 Alphabets, 2 numbers and heaps of colours and shapes. (also the fact that my workload has been crazy!) Can you tell which is his favourite.
After three weeks, he knows that for an hour or two at 12pm every day except for weekends we’ll do something academic and he looks forward to them. Thank God!
Also we did end up doing an IKEA run (Mummy needs some IKEA therapy too) because Ayden needs his own desk; we grabbed some paint, markers and drawing paper while we are at it and try to make the environment more conducive for him.
We try to do one theme at a time be it alphabets or numbers and we will chat or reference to that particular theme the whole day. Thank you to my teacher friends for all your advice! Ayden doesn’t seem to be overwhelmed. And also not forgetting my amazing mummy friends who constantly forward us worksheets and links, thank you for all the love! We appreciate it!
Since Autumn is here, we use the brown leaves to make up the Alphabets. It’s beautiful when you try to incorporate the environment around you with your activities.
I find some of my friends pitched their tents for Easter, that’s totally awesome! And got their kids doing heaps of fun stuff with crafts and dance. We just got to do what we have to do and with all the resources we have.
The downside of this is sometimes I find myself wide awake at night trying to find materials and resources for the our next learning session. #mumlife
Here’s to many learning adventures indoor and outdoor!