3RD GRADE SPELLING
I was shocked when I saw the spelling list the girls brought home. We have to be so proactive at home with studying, reiterating, memorizing, and practicing. The list isnt too bad, but they throw in some tough words everytime!
So here is the girls list this week.
embarrass-- the hardest one!
We do all kinds of things to make learning spelling words fun and learnable. You have to get creative! Maybe I will post later a few fun things we do. (Pretend spelling bees, posting words all over the house, playing games, etc) Im so proud of these girls, such hard workers!
Each day for the past five days, Big D has worn the same pair of underwear all day long. No accidents! WOO-HOOOO!! He is starting to get so excited when its time to go, he will say "My poo poo's coming, its coming!!" Im super proud of our big man!
How we made this happen:
~LOTS OF CONSISTENCY, no slacking! We put underwear on him, even when we knew there might be a mess ahead. Be alert knowing his poop times and store up on patience!!
~Honestly, Big D was completely aware of his bowels, it was time to be strict on the training. So everytime he pooped in his pants, we cleaned him up in a cold shower. It made the cleanup less fun and really motivated him to not poop his pants!! He would say at times in a whiney voice "No Cold Shower!!" It was finally working.
~After lots of times trying and trying, sitting and sitting, he finally did it. I had shown him a small piece of chocolate he could have when he pooped in the potty. I think he was more excited about the candy he won than the fact that he pooped, there was a CELEBRATION in our house!
~Now, when his "poo poo is coming" and he goes on his own, we reward him with a hershey kiss. Once they run out, we will stop rewarding him, ang by then, it will be a normal occurance!