Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Practicing Counting On in Nature

In my most recent Math Homework 101 post, I talked about the concept of counting on and how it sets the stage for addition and subtraction. Since it's such an important concept, I wanted to show you just how easy it is to practice at home. Seriously friends, you can do this. We're going to get outside, have a little fun in nature, and do a little sneaky math practice. Here are some simple ways you can practice counting on in nature.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

I Am a Super Hero! Writing Prompt

If you were a superhero, what would your super powers be? Would it be invisibility? The ability to fly? Or super strength? I recently asked the girls that very question and had them come up with their own super-secret super hero identity. 

It was an easy writing prompt and one that they took to quite eagerly. Because, honestly, who hasn't daydreamed about being a super hero?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Math Homework 101: Counting On

Counting on is an essential skill that your kids will start working on in kindergarten (or even earlier)! It's not a difficult skill, but it is a crucial skill that sets the stage for addition and subtraction. What is it? It's the act of counting forward starting at a number other than 1.

This skill is listed in the Common Core Standards for kindergarten. K.CC.A.2 says "Count forward beginning from a given number with the known sequence (instead of having to begin with 1)." So yes, it's important and yes, your kindergartner will be working on it this year.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Half Price Ebook Sale

I'm so excited you guys! It's time for the August sale for the books 3-5: Playful Preschool and Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science and Math Activities for Kids. If you've been thinking of purchasing and just haven't done it yet, now is the time. You can get any of the books for 50% off. That's huge!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Easy Suncatcher Craft

Today, I'd like to welcome another guest poster, Ann from Little Worlds. She's sharing a beautiful suncatcher craft. Take it away Ann!

This easy suncatcher craft has been a favourite of my 4 year old daughter for a while now. She loves to make art work to hang up in her room and around the house. And these suncatchers are both gorgeous and simple enough for preschoolers to make by themselves. Let me quickly talk you through the process.

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