Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Teaching punctuation

I just checked out some books from the local library to teach Ramam punctuation.
Here are the titles.

Punctuation takes a vacation
Punctuation station
Alfie the apostrophe
Yo! yes
The girl's like spaghetti, why, you cant imagine without apostrophes!
Greedy Apostrophe: a cautionary tale.
Twenty-odd ducks: why , every punctuation mark counts!

                               The illustrations are a delight in themselves in all the books.  This one is form the book, twenty- odd ducks.

                                             The punctuation station book also has some beautiful illustrations with a ticket window for the tall animals and an another one for the shorter ones, My 6 th grader daughter also enjoyed these books.

                                             The punctuation takes a vacation lends itself to humor with the comma calling themselves the list makers, the exclamatory marks calling themselves emotional. More importantly they drive home the importance of punctuation, without boring you. Wish I had  these books to read when growing up!

                                           All the books listed are a must -read!


Friday, March 10, 2017

Ramam being in ESE high school, my priorities as to what I should teach him in functional academics seems to be getting clearer. This would be a long term project with the beginning, interim and advanced stages.
a) One being to execute a simple transaction, which would be to do with word problems and actual handling of money.
b)To know where to look for the items in the correct aisles
c)To know after a purchase where would the things go in , do they belong to the pantry, to the fridge, basically categorization
d) Making a grocery list
e) Buy items needed selectively for a recipe.
f) Compare the prices of generic and branded products
g) Understand the savings when buying things on a discount.
h) comparing the prices online, with brick and mortar stores.
i) Making a budget to go shopping
Now to begin the process I the process. Eventually a used the online shopping app of Publix and their fliers.I found the app Proloquo2 go very handy to help me put the categorization in place. I give Ramam  pictures form the flyers and ask him to categorize. Eventually I plan to give a list and ask him to look for items in the correct aisles.  

I shall keep posting when I make some progress:)

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