Tag Archives: Miquon

Homeschooling Revelation in the New Year

We started school last week after our impromptu holiday break.  Having all those days of leisure to compare to our scheduled homeschool routine helped bring some much needed perspective to our lives.  We function so much more effectively and happily … Continue reading

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Just Some Old-Fashioned Homeschooling

Whew- a whole week and no posts!  I apologize for the lapse in regular posting but I’ve been in the thick of it with homeschooling.  It’s odd really, we aren’t doing anything additional or out of the ordinary and yet … Continue reading

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Multiplying Our Interest in Math

It’s been a little while since I’ve updated you on Mira’s math progress.  We’re still happily chugging along with Miquon but we also picked up Singapore Math.  There are a few reasons for this.  One is that Miquon, although fabulously … 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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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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Ecstasy in Math

A couple days ago my daughter, Mira, was working on her phonics workbook when she suddenly stopped and exclaimed, “LOOK Mommy! It’s your favorite thing!” This is the page she showed me: I quickly scanned the sheet and thought bath? … 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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Math Play Day

Friday is our “Math Play Day” and instead of doing our regular Miquon work we do some sort of math “play”.  We’re really loving our math curriculum (Miquon) and in all honesty most days the lessons feel like play anyway- … Continue reading

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PB&J Sushi Rolls

No raw fish or seaweed here; just good ole peanut butter and jelly! A short time ago my girls got in the habit of using their chopsticks with their cuisenaire rods.  It was one of those add-ons that seemed to stick. … Continue reading

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Cuisenaire Rods + Chopsticks = Even More Mathematical Fun

We’ve been having fun playing around with our Cuisenaire Rods before starting out with our Miquon curriculum. The other day I witnessed Mira using two orange rods as tweezers to pick up the smaller rods.  She was struggling to get the … Continue reading

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