Welp! This letter of the week has definitely by far been the hardest week for me to teach. I wanted to relate everything to Rochelle, just so I could have an entire full week to talk about her every day with Brielle (which I practically do a little each day anyways) 🙂
R is definitely one of the letters of the alphabet that just doesn’t get used in the beginning of words that often. So to come up with a few ideas on what to really focus on teaching her so she would grasp the letter well was definitely interesting to say the least. I started out with the color Red. Brielle loves to color, and loves to say what each color is, so I would have her find the “red crayon”, or I would ask her to “count how many red pens you have” and we would just go from there. She LOVED finding all the different shades of red, and it opened up the door to her learning that a color can still be called the same name, even in different shades.
Roses have got to be one of Brielle’s top things. We have about 4 rose bushes in our front yard, and at least 2-3 times a week she will go over to them to “check to see how they’re doing” and if they are growing any roses on them. Roses come and go and dependent on the rain and other weather, you will just see them bloom in different times of the year. Of course the pink ones are my favorite, but for the purpose of learning, we really focused on the red ones and she even gave Daddy one! 🙂
Rochelle has got to be the best thing about this letter. Rochelle, as many of you know, if my middle name so when I got to teach Brielle that my middle name is the same as Rochelle’s first name, she gave me the most confused look ever. HA! I said “R is for Rochelle” and she would go grab something that was hers and go “I go to hospital and give this to Chelle,” it was beyond adorable. Rochelle is still such an intricate part of our family and we are so happy that we got to share those two months and one day with her. Brielle is so attached to her, and will include her in many conversations about the day.
Even though I would keep giving her more examples, and usually they stick with just a few ways that she can learn the letter, she definitely had a hard time grasping the letter this week. Not sure why, and even though we have moved on to a new letter at this time, I really think it would be fun to go back and practice the few that she still is struggling with.
Overall, the week was great and even though I work, I try my best to spend just one on one quality learning time together with her every day and teach something new. I can’t wait for next week with the letter S!
Here are a few pictures from the week: