I'm starting this blog as a complete novice about living math. In recording my learning path to a more living centered math; I hope that through recording the resources that I find as well as the failures that I encounter, others may benefit. Currently, I have a 5, 4, and almost 2 year old. I also have 2 other blogs. 1 about our move to the mission field and 1 about our general homeschool experiences. Thank you for stopping by!
I officially deemed this week Spring Break. We weren't going to take a Spring Break, because our school year starts in Jan., so we haven't been at this very long. However, the weather was just too good to pass up. We did do 2 things this week. We read the Gummi Bear Counting book and followed this lesson plan.
Now, I have to warn you that this book is very simple. It would be a good activity for children that need some extra practice with number recognition. How I used it was that I would read the page and when it got to the part where I was supposed to say a number I would point to the large number on the page and have the children call out the name of the number. This worked really well. They thought it was fun, and it helped me to know which numbers they still need help on.
When we were done with the lesson plan I had the kids take their numbers and put them in order. That was such a good reinforcement. I definately suggest it.
The other activity that we will be doing today is a number hunt. We are going to put on our "spying glasses" and go hunt for numbers around our house. It should be fun.
For some reason my children are still struggling with number recognition. So, I will be working on that, but I also want to ease up and do some other things, and just let all of the stuff that we've been doing sink in.
In other news, my oldest can officially count to "30"!!! WoooHooo! My son is this close, but not quite there. Yea!