We’ve been working on math by creating and playing math games like the one below. In this game we roll the dice to move, answer addition/subtraction question cards for rewards or penalties, and occasionally land on evil witch spots (courtesy of Ashton). Ashton has really enjoyed playing, especially since she had a big hand in making it. As we’ve played she has gotten more and more proficient at understanding what the cards say/mean, and at adding and subtracting. This is a really fun way to learn math so far!
Here is some writing practice that happened while playing “boarding house” (we pretending we were running a boarding house– which was awesome cause the kids totally cleaned and decorated the house!) using our FIAR book, Mirette on the High Wire.
And after reading Mirette on the High Wire, about a girl who becomes an amazing and famous tight rope walker, Ashton has been practicing her balancing skills. She, too, may one day become a tight rope performer!