Friday, August 7, 2009
Well, what can I say but that we are thoroughly enjoying becoming official homeschoolers this year...we have been unofficially homeschooling since birth, but now, it's official with the Sunshine State for Big bro, as he is five.
Big Bro has been getting more and more into bead work...but just felt that we needed to do something a little out of the box and so I came up with some math extensions, using a variety of Montessori math materials, but in a new way...
We took the bead stairs, our number cards, and some dominoes and then, he had to do number sentences with these.
We worked on addition.
Big Bro seemed to like using his color beads along with his dominoes. He had to do the number sentences, so for example, he had to say 5 + 3 = 8 so therefore, 3 + 5 = 8. He showed it with his beads.