If you haven’t, read my post on making a clock at home. It was very useful for practice. I looked for some 3-part cards to help teach my children but couldn’t find any. So, I made my own! Here’s how we used them to give you some ideas.
We are taking a break from addition and subtraction and working on telling time. To start us off on this week long unit, we made a clock to practice telling time. I learned a few things while getting this activity ready to share. For starters, make sure the supplies you are going to use will […]
To help get my creative juices flowing, I choose a theme to plan school around each month. This month we did a farm theme. I am going to highlight some of Faith’s (3) favorite activities with the links of some of the printables we used. The picture on the left shows Faith sorting animals, on […]
I have a perfectionist. She will refuse any task I give her. She just assumes she is not going to do it right the first time, so why try. Because of this, I gave up on handwriting a long time ago. It was not worth the effort it took to get her to try and there […]
I am not a speller. The way I was taught how to spell was to practice a list of 10 words writing them over and over and over again. The idea is that you will be able to recognize how a word is supposed to be spelled because you had written it so many times. […]
I recently read an article by The Measured Mom talking about how she defines worksheets and her general view of them. Most of the examples that she gives come from a reading standpoint. It got me thinking about worksheets in math. And since I have some experience teaching math, I thought I would share it […]
To do this lesson you will need (this post contains affiliate links): * Base ten blocks. If you don’t have base ten blocks/rods, check out this DIY tutorial and make your own! Or you could buy one like the one in the above image. It’s cool because it’s cheap and made of foam. Who doesn’t like […]
Base ten rods are very useful for teaching children about place value. They can also be used in making operations (like addition and subtraction) concrete. While base ten rods are not terribly expensive, I needed two sets, I wanted them now, and I already had the materials to make them. Plus, we made them out […]