1. Engineering for Kids: Build a Bridge with Straws and Straight Pins

    Last week, one of Aidan's history lessons was about advancements in bridge building during the 1800's.  We are reading Landmark History of the American People as part of Sonlight Core…

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  2. Teaching the Concept of Even and Odd Numbers

    Today, Aidan (4th grade) was learning about remainders in division, so I thought that it would be a good time to introduce even and odd numbers to Gresham (1st grade).…

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  3. Math Activity: Candy Survey and Graph

    Facebook can be such a useful tool for homeschooling!  Last week, Gresham's math curriculum, Making Math Meaningful from Cornerstone Curriculum, introduced the concept of a bar graph.  I decided to…

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  4. Patterns for Preschoolers

    One great way to build thinking skills in preschoolers is by creating patterns!  This week, I introduced the concept of patterns to Owen (turned 3 in May) for the first…

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  5. Pretend Store Game for Multiple Age Levels

    Now that I'm homeschooling two boys and also have a baby and an almost 3-year-old, it has become obvious that I will not be able to survive without multi-tasking!  There…

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  6. Math Activities: Comparisons

    Our computer is back!  Hooray!  Not much time for writing at the moment, but I wanted to post a couple of quick math ideas for the kindergarten/first grade crowd. Gresham…

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  7. Concept of the Day: Measuring

    It hasn't really worked to take time off from school while we adjust to life with a new baby, but we do need our school routine to be more simple…

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  8. Hot Wheels Math

    Gresham was thrilled when I announced that we were going to do math with hot wheels cars!  This activity was similar to our counting scavenger hunt, but covered the skill…

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  9. Counting Scavenger Hunt

    We're on a roll lately with preschool/kindergarten math games!  Here's another one we created this week.  It's really simple - just a list of things to count around the house! …

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  10. Elementary Math Bar Graph Activity

    I have found that one of the best ways to get Aidan engaged in math is to put away the worksheets and do something that relates to real life.  He…

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