Language and Math

The girls love Bob Books.  So we have the series and they read it at least 2-3 times a week.  We did an activity which incorporated the words we learn from Bob Books as a spelling test of sorts.  I called out words to each kiddo giving each a different word.  And they spelled out the word with the moveable alphabet then wrote that word on the lined blackboards.  We additionally used an app on their ipads which is similarRead more

Learning Time and Speech Boxes

A few samples of some of the materials we have been working with.  Though primarily our major focus has been on reading and writing skills. The girls have been working on telling time…so we started with skip counting by fives with the short five chain first, then the long five chain.  This made the transition easy to count by five minute intervals when using the montessori clock in comparison to the real clock on the wall.  The Melissa and DougRead more

Reading, Writing, Math and Workbooks

We have been focusing on handwriting skills the past few days while trying to incorporate reading at the sane time.  The girls have spent a good chunk of time learning reading skills on their Lexa software on their iPads.  We followed up on that with physical worksheets where they could practice writing skills alongside what they learned in Lexia.  Today we focused a great deal on workbooks that had them practice handwriting skills mostly in reading, phonics and language artsRead more

First Activity of the Day

Sadly my camera battery died today so I couldn’t take more photography but at least I got a little bit before the shutter stopped clicking.  Lol.  Below is an activity I sat up with Handwriting without Tears and a setup called Hooked on Phonics.  This is very simple basic learning but great practice with handwriting skills as Lily needs work on that.  Pictured are workbooks by Handwriting without Tears and the lined chalkboards made by HWT for word writing andRead more

Language and Art

Older material below……….. Below the girls work on language workbooks and Magnatabs to practice handwriting.  Uppercase, lowercase and script alphabet as well as numbers 1-9. Above we have messy hair and paint.  Some of the paint actually went on the paper.  Lol.  This is clear paint that goes on in color so it’s a fun twist to the usual painting we do in the house. Below the girls work on their grammar boards and boxes.  A full sentence is pulledRead more

Below the girls are working on tablets that allow them to explore temperatures based on their sense of touch.  Their are two each of metal, stone, glass, and two different densities in woods.  Each material has a distinct touch and temperature…one is cooler than the next.  So while the girls are blindfolded or their eyes are tightly closed, they choose the coolest tablet based on their sense of touch.  They also match the tablets up to material.  Also in pictureRead more

Loose Photos & Language

I found some older photos on a camera card that I wasn’t sure if I published or not so I’m doing it again before I delete them.   Above the girls work on spelling by using the moveable alphabet and placing in at the beginning, middle or ending sounds of words.  The girls then practiced writing the word on the chalkboards. Above is work with the substraction strip board and the addition strip board. This is matching work on theRead more

Math & Grammar

It’s been awhile since the last post as I’ve been without a laptop and it’s too time consuming to type, post and upload photography from an ipad.  So I’ve got plenty of photography backed up but will post it in bits and pieces…   The girls have started using the math bead chains and love working with them.     Above the girls work on language and grammar with the sentence building boards dictating what each word is be itRead more

Handwriting and Math

Handwriting without Tears and their workbooks are a favorite with the girls.  Even the coloring pages in the books are designed to work on certain strokes that are key to learning how to write.  What I have noticed different with Lily and coloring is her taking her time to slow down to color in the lines.  She discriminates well and chooses her colors wisely getting into the habit of coloring in the smallest of details their appropriate colors. More practiceRead more

Addition Strip Board

Above the girls work with the addition strip board.  It’s similar to their number rods so they immediately understood how to use it after one example.  They have a good time using this board. Below the girls are using the stamp game to add up simple static math examples.  The numbers chosen were picked out by the girls below so they are not as simple as the other examples I supplied for them. The girls work with the teens andRead more