Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Graphing Shoes?!

Our oldest is learning to graph things. We decided to graph shoes! I had three rows, grabbed some shoes, sandals and boots, and tried to see how he would graph them. He started by putting the shoes in a graph by colour, however realized there were not enough rows, so eventually figured out that the tree groups were shoes, sandals and boots. He had a blast!!

Parallelogram Party!

Do you know what a paralellogram is?! Hmmm....had to learn what it was, I seemed to have forgotten!! My kids thought the name of it was hllarious (as you can see in the pictures!). This was their favourite workbox. We ended the math lesson with a game of go-fish. They had to count how many fish they could catch and count in Chinese. (Little did they know learning could be so much fun!!)

Magnificent Math Manipulative Moments!

We use Saxon math for our kids. It is such a great math program. I love the hands on approach, escpecially for kids who learn by doing, touching, building, creating! Here the boys are working on the letter Q.

Even our youngest enjoys participating in math lessons! Keeps him entertained while I can do more focused work with the oldest!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Rainbow Cake

A couple weeks ago we learned about rainbows, so to celebrate, we thought we would make a rainbow cake. The kids had so much fun! Mateo enjoyed mixing the colours and it was a great review of what colours to mix together to form a certain colour. Who thought homework would be so much fun!!

Here is where I got the recipe from!

My little guy thought he would try the batter just to be sure it was okay!

Proud of his work!!

Mixing away!!!

Ladybugs Everywhere Part 2!

We have finally finished our ladybug unit and have created a lapbook to go with our theme!

Ideas have come from:

The file folder includes:

  • A pocket for extra worksheet we have done
  • Parts of a ladybug matchbook
  • I can follow directions
  • The letter L wheel
  • A day with the Grouchy Ladybug Layer Book
  • Popsicle ladybugs for game

Ladybugs Everywhere!

We have been learning about ladybugs the past couple weeks and have finally wrapped up our lesson. We thought we'd celebrate by having a ladybug snack and create a game to go with it.

Word Block Phonics

My oldest is learning how to read, so to help him with his phonics I made a fun game for him. The idea is from and the My youngest even enjoyed learning his phonics too!!

Supplies needed:

1. wooden blocks (got mine from Michaels)
2. 3 colours of acrylic paint
3. foam paint brushes
4. Black sharpie

Thursday, June 3, 2010

File Folder Fun Tot Box

This morning my little guy ran into the homeschool area asking for homework! He just wants to keep up with his brother! I had just made this file folder found at (my favourite blog!!) My son loved it! Here is is practicing his colours in English and Chinese.

He also spent 45 minutes working on his cutting-paper skills. If only I could keep him entertained for that long ever day!!