The lessons for today are:
You can teach your child the addition and subtraction facts by using blocks or through rote memorization. I suggest including a worksheet for addition and subtraction. You can do one of each daily, or alternate between addition and subtraction. Flashcards work wonders too. I've included a few tools below to help you. If you want me to make some flashcards for you, I can...email me.
Obviously, if your child knows these perfectly, just do the lesson I am providing. My daughter knows subtraction and addition, but I am drilling her every day until we get to multiplication. I'm a monster, what can I say.
- Saxon Intermediate 3: Lesson 3: Reading a Clock to the Nearest Five Minutes
- Addition worksheet
- Subtraction worksheet
If you still haven't purchased Saxon Intermediate 3, here is the supplemental material to help you through today's lesson:
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- Writing Prompt: Tell me about birds.
- Complete the spelling lesson with the same words that we introduced on Day 1 and Day 2. This will be the case for every week. Your child will write the spelling words three times each, and complete the dictation sentences.
***A Note on Writing Prompts: I come up with random ones every day based on our experiences. We wrote about birds today because a beautiful magpie flew to the window this morning. However, if you want more creative prompts, you could check out this Kindle Book: 500 Writing Prompts for Kids -- I'm thinking about buying it because we may need some more advanced prompts for later.
- We did a Five Senses Experiment from Evan Moor's Hands-On Science.
- I am trying to find a copy of this to give you all for free. If not, I will make a PDF copy that you can buy for much cheaper! $24 bucks is just too much and I can get it to you for 6-10 bucks. The only reason we have a copy is because I got it at Powell's bookstore for dirt cheap. Until then, you can do this experiment from over at Seattle Pi.
- Read Chapter 3 of A History of US: The First Americans: Pre-History to 1600. Otherwise read from the book that I recommended on Day 1.
- I found out you can buy the entire series of A History of US from Amazon. It includes all eleven books. I'm planning on buying in the event that some other family starts checking out the books we are reading. It's such a good series that I can see us using them later in her schooling.
- Watch this video on Beringia if you are interested in it...it correlates to the reading.
Art and Music
- 10 minutes playing piano or another instrument.
- Draw a still life drawing of the living room.
- Scribble Art per the video below:
Other Things that We Did Today
- Went to the Good Food Store and drank a cup of coffee/hot cocoa while reading the newspaper and doing a crossword puzzle together.
- Built an enormous town with blocks, Little People, Ikea train tracks, hot wheel cars/tracks, and dinosaurs.
- Made terrible tasting oatmeal peanut butter cookies.
- Walked 6 miles to and from Costco for Adam's Crunchy Peanut Butter.
- Studied for a personal trainer certification
- I taught her how to format a book using Word.
- Did 50 squats, 30 calf raises, 20 lying leg lifts, 20 push ups, and 50 jumping jacks.
- Bike ride
- Laughed a lot.