Tag Archives: manipulatives

REVIEW – Animal Numbers Activity Center

Last week I got an update from Educational Insights about their Daily Deal and instantly shared it with my fans on Facebook and Twitter. It was a one day sale on their Animal Numbers Activity Center which normally retails for $40 … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Home Team Advantage Summer Achievement Pack

I was recently given the opportunity to review a product from the kind folks over at ETA Hand2Mind.  I’ve been a big fan of ETA for a few years now.  Up until just recently they were known as ETA Cusienaire.  (You know, … Continue reading

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For the Love of the Rods

I’m thinking I need to create a bumper sticker for my car.  Something along the lines of this: I really just want to share my love of these colorful learning sticks to anybody and everybody that will listen.  Seriously- if … Continue reading

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Math Play Day with Counters

Happy Friday everyone!  On Fridays we do Math Play Day in lieu of our regular math work.  Mira really seems to grasp numbers and enjoy math so I started math play day as a way for us to keep math … Continue reading

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All About Spelling with NEW Magnet Board!

Mira started Level 2 of All About Spelling earlier this month and we couldn’t be happier with the program so far.  With the guidance of this curriculum Mira now spells confidently and boldly.  Sure, she may make a mistake- like today she … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Get to 11

We’re eclectic over here so even though our curriculum approach is classical we do pull from other resources and philosophies when something strikes our fancy.  Living books are one of those things that really strikes my fancy.  Who hasn’t learned more from someone truly … Continue reading

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Gobbling Gator- A Greater Than / Less Than Game

For last Friday’s Math-Play-Day I introduced the greater than/less than symbols to Mira. I made symbol cards that included a “gobblin’ gator” on the corners of the symbol to show how the gator’s mouth always gobbles the larger number. He’s … Continue reading

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Math Update

I love Miquon Math.  Let me say that again- I LOVE Miquon.  I am so happy we made the switch from Saxon.  Miquon math has proved to be fun, engaging, and memorable.  Plus it is very easy to incorporate additional … Continue reading

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Adding to the Euphoria of a New School Year-

I’ve been running around all afternoon as gleefully and excitedly as a kid on Christmas morning.  And in a way Santa has come early. I heard about a sale going on over at ETA Cuisenaire.  They sell educational manipulatives and supplemental … Continue reading

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