Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

G - Hundred board! I introduced this work today and wasn't sure if she would like it, since I only recently introduced the numbers 11-99; however, to my utter delight, she immediately understood what she was to do... 

...and finished the whole thing! We reviewed the names of all the numbers and skip-counted by 10s. I think two things contributed to her success: 1) the board makes the patterns so clear, and 2) we sort the numbers by 10s into muffin cups so she is working on only 10 tiles at a time (an idea I saw long ago on Itty Bitty Love -- thanks Anne!):

E - sorting two colors of bears:

S - Singapore Math 2A:

N - Singapore Math 4A: 
G - Hammering shapes:

N & G - While S was finishing her insanely long Singapore Math unit review, N & G got creative with the brown stair, pink tower, thousand cubes, geometric solids, and sorting bears: 

The geometric solids are marching toward the castle, which the bears are prepared to defend:

This kind of play never bothers me because, eventually, everything will have to be put away and therefore used. G and I reviewed the names of all the geometric solids ("Where is the cone? Can you put it in the basket, please?"):

N - Writing with Ease 2, Week 2, Day 2 (I read a story aloud (today's excerpt was from The Patchwork Quilt of Oz by L. Frank Baum); then she summarizes the passage in two sentences and I write her summary down. The point here is that a child this age is too young to compose a paragraph in her head and then hold it there long enough to write it down, so we're practicing writing skills without her actually having to write.):

N - WWE 2, Week 2, Day 2:

S - Writing with Ease, Week 2, Day 1:

S: WWE2, Week 2, Day 2:

Her copywork didn't reflect her best handwriting, so I rewrote it for her in pink highlighter so she could trace over the words:

S - Pythagoras board:

N - Zaner-Bloser handwriting 2C:

S - large bead frame (we don't have a small one); She made the "passage to abstraction" so quickly that she has never really used the bead frame. Today she saw it on the shelf and wanted to try it out. I started with a simple problem (325 + 332), and you can see her answer on her right, as she's looking at the frame (657):  

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