JAN
14
2016

2015 Denver Mint Tour

Good morning everyone! I have another super fun field trip idea to share with you today! We had the chance to take a tour of the US Denver Mint which is located in Denver, Colorado. The Denver Mint prints coin money, and offers daily tours to the public. You do have to sign up and there are some restrictions, so check out the Denver Mint website for more information on taking a tour!   We weren’t allowed to take photos inside for obvious reasons, but we were lucky enough to be there on a printing day. That mean that we got to see all of the machines in action, and watch the money go through all of the printing processes. They were printing pennies that day, which was super cool to see them run through the printing presses, and watch all of the mint workers sort and pack the coins. The tour only takes about an hour, but it’s really interesting. The building it self is a piece of artwork inside, and the “The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became … [Read more...]

OCT
25
2015

0-100 Kindergarten–1st Grade Number Writing Practice

Good morning! Are my 1-20 Preschool Number Writing worksheets too easy for your student? If so, you might be ready to move on to more number practice. And since I’ve had a ton of requests for more number handwriting worksheets, today I have a new set of 0 – 100 handwriting practice worksheets for you!     You’re welcome to use these downloads as they fit your needs. So just use the worksheets that your student is ready for, and save the higher numbers for later. You can also add these into your Daily Learning Notebooks for extra practice there too! --> Download the 0-100 Number Writing Worksheets here! <-- (If you’re having trouble downloading, RIGHT click the download link and select “Save File As”. You will be prompted to save it to your computer.) The download includes worksheets for numbers 0 through 100 including word writing practice. Here is an up-close of one of the worksheets. Each one includes number writing practice, then writing the number on … [Read more...]

MAY
12
2015

K4 Kindergarten Beginning Math Subtraction Worksheets

Good morning homeschoolers! I have a fun new addition to my K4 Kindergarten curriculum for you today! I had a request to add in some subtraction worksheets, so that’s exactly what I did! Introducing the Beginning Math Subtraction Worksheets! We cut out each card, then had our Teeny Tot use paper clips to select the correct answer based on the items on each card.   --> Download the Kindergarten Beginning Math Subtraction Worksheets here! <-- These are very basic subtraction problems to help introduce the concept. If your child is having a hard time with the subtraction process, use a manipulative to help them understand what is happening. I would choose anything that interests them such as goldfish, cheerios, matchbox cars, small animals, beads, etc. Have them count how many objects they see to start. Then have them take away the number of items subtracted on the card, then recount to see what they have left over. You can laminate these and students circle the … [Read more...]

MAY
05
2015

Kindergarten Missing Numbers Worksheets

I’ve had a lot of requests to add higher numbers to my K4 Preschool Curriculum missing numbers worksheets. So I’ve updated them to include 1-100 missing numbers worksheets to help add some challenge and fun into your day! The number activities are great for number recognition, counting skills, and logical thinking.   For those of you who don’t know, I also have missing letter activities that help work on alphabetical order along with uppercase and lowercase letter recognition. Simply read the set of numbers (or letters) to your student and then have them either say then write the missing number (or letter) in the blank spot. The downloads also include printable letter and number tiles if they prefer to glue the tiles into place rather than writing in the missing items. The Missing Letters activities include capital and lowercase A-Z worksheets. The Missing Numbers activities now include numbers 1-100. --> Click below links to download 1-100 Missing Numbers … [Read more...]

APR
12
2015

LEGO Education Simple Machines – Crane

Good morning readers! We had another great LEGO Education group again this month! This time we worked on building and using cranes!     This month we created LEGO Ants which were probably one of the more enjoyable creations! Well, the most entertaining anyway! We had battles…and races…and fun!   I’ve had several questions about the LEGO Education Simple & Motorized Mechanisms, and I do have to say that we LOVE IT! The lessons are great, and it could definitely suffice as a portion of your science or robotics class for the year. There are about 34 lessons in the Activity Pack, so you could do one per week to make it last for the whole year if you wanted to use it as a formal curriculum. We’ve been using the kit for about 2 years now because we meet once a month for our co-op. But you could certainly do it more often if you wanted to! You do need to purchase the activity pack (lessons) separately from the base set if you want the … [Read more...]

FEB
15
2015

Math U See Video Review

Hi everyone! I have an exciting post for you all today! I’m going to start a new series of curriculum reviews on my YouTube channel.  I think that sometimes its just nicer to see curriculum in person (a.k.a. video) rather than trying to figure out what it looks like online, or via photographs. I thought it might be helpful to show you how we use it, prepare it, store it, set it up, and things like that. I’ll also include what materials I recommend that you purchase when using the curriculum, and what supplies I think are optional. Remember these are just my opinions, and what I’ve found work best for us. Of course you’ll want to do what’s best for your family. I want to start off by saying that these are not sponsored posts, I really just wanted to try and give you all a better look at the curriculum that we use. So let’s get started! Today’s video review is all about our well loved Math U See curriculum. As most of you know, I’ve used Math-U-See for several years now. … [Read more...]

DEC
14
2014

Spielgaben Version 4.0 Giveaway!

Good morning readers! I hope you’re all enjoying my Christmas posts thus far. Today I have a very SPECIAL giveaway for you all and I’m so excited! Spielgaben has come up with a new and improved version of their amazing product and I have one to giveaway for you all today, so keep reading! For those of you who don’t know, Spielgaben is a company that produces environmentally sustainable and non-toxic child friendly materials. The Spielgaben set comes with all of the colorful materials you see below, including the 3 wooden trays and a chessboard that store all of the materials together. The set also comes with learning resources that include learning activities, user guides, over 30 sets of interactive worksheets, 65 inspiration cards, and more! I thought their original product was pretty cool, but they’ve upgraded it to a new version 4.0. You can see my full review of version 3.0 here! It’s the same amazing product just updated and made even better! The new version comes with 2 … [Read more...]

OCT
12
2014

Spielgaben Version 4 NEW!

Hi everyone! Spielgaben has taken their great product, and made it even better! And I have a special deal today for you too!  See the brand new version 4.0 here! The new version comes with 2 sets of play boards. It includes a wooden checker grid, and a dual sided plastic board to help make use of some of their smaller manipulatives a bit easier. It also comes with extra geometrical figures, as well as vortex balls and rods to help foster creative building and learn about core basics of mathematics through hands-on play.   The new version also includes an improved, expanded, and fully revised curriculum based digital learning resource to help you incorporate the play based learning into your daily routine.   What’s the cost? The set will be retailed at US $449.50 which is a bit higher than their current version due to the increased amount of products you’ll receive. But my readers can get this new version for over 20% off with a discounted price of US … [Read more...]

AUG
05
2014

Preschool Dot-to-Dot Worksheets

Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Today I have some fun Preschool Dot-to-dot worksheets to share with you all! They of course go with my Letter of the Week  preschool curriculum, and if you’ve purchased the curriculum anytime AFTER 7/20/14 this file is included in your download! If you purchased prior to that date, or just want to add it to whatever you’re using currently, download it here for free and add it into your daily lessons!   Number Practice: The dot-to-dot worksheets help teach students number recognition, counting, and number order. The preschool sheets have a light gray tracing line to help your student know where to go on the worksheet. I recommend doing them with your student as these sheets count a bit higher than the other Preschool level work in this curriculum. This will help challenge your students count a to a higher number as they progress through the curriculum.   Phonics Practice: Not only does each … [Read more...]

JUL
30
2014

Kindergarten Dot-to-Dot Worksheets

Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Today I have some fun Kindergarten Dot-to-dot worksheets to share with you all! They of course go with my k4 Kindergarten curriculum, and if you’ve purchased the curriculum anytime AFTER 7/20/14 this file is included in your download! If you purchased prior to that date, or just want to add it to whatever you’re using currently, download it here for free and add it into your daily lessons!   Each kindergarten dot-to-dot worksheet goes along with a letter theme from my Letter of the Week program, but it’s made a little more challenging for those awesome kindergarteners out there.   Number Practice: The dot-to-dot worksheets help teach students number recognition, counting, and number order. While at the same time correlating with a letter from the alphabet so you’re working on several skills at once.   Phonics Practice: As your student completes the dot-to-dot they can then color in the image if they like, and … [Read more...]