AGAIN, I’m getting this post published just in time. Sheesh.
I just got back from a homeschooler’s support group meeting. It was an interesting one where a lady gave a lecture on Phonemic Awareness. She talked about about breaking words apart by their sounds rather then by the letters. She also spoke about the shapes your mouth makes when voicing various phonetic sounds. It’s just another way to really bring home the concepts of sounds home to your children. She incorporates the use of a mirror so that you watch while you say words. I was already aware of some of the information she was teaching but some was new – like the mouth shape thing. I enjoyed the presentation.
After the meeting some of us went to Tim Horton’s for coffee. I’m new to the group, but this is becoming my favourite part of these monthly meetings. Dawn goes to them as well and gives me a lift. Janet from Tuininga Treasures attends too, which has given me a great opportunity to
stalk her 😉 get to know her better.
Here’s our cat, Max, having a snooze on J’s bed. What a cutie. 🙂