Although I taught math for several years, I had never heard of number bonds before. At first I wasn’t sure where this was going. But once I found a good way for my daughter to use it, her understanding of place value deepened. The concept is: Take a two digit number Split it into the […]
One of the hardest parts of educating many children is the problem of the toddler. What to do with this little bundle of energy. Let them run free and who knows what they are going to get into. This problem is not limited to homeschooling. What if you have something you need to do? A […]
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 […]
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. […]
This post may contain affiliate links. How to make a printable schedule Once you have your piece of the schedule that never changes and an idea of what routines you want/need in the house, it’s time to put it all together to make a possible (I won’t say easy) to read piece of paper everyone […]
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 […]
If you haven’t already done so, read part one of this series. I create routines based on what I need to get done, when. The basic steps to creating a routine are: * Decide what needs to be done * Write it down * Post it somewhere accessible to all What routines should I create?