Home School Tips

Tyrannosaurus Math and Dinosaur Stomp Feet!

 on April 28, 2014

Tyrannosaurus Math is the cutest little math book! You can read a review about this cute book here

Dinosaur Stomp Feet are a ferociously fun craft to create with your students.

After reading this great book and then talking all about the math concepts presented to your class, you can help them make Dinosaur Stomp Feet!


 on April 24, 2014

Kids will love to make their own book-in-a-box! 

Fitness Video for Kids

 on April 23, 2014

Fitness is an essential part of a child's education.  Not only is it enjoyable, it is imperative for academic success and mental well-being.  This article explains the many health and academic advantages of regular exercise in a child's life, including higher performance in the areas of Reading and Math.

Applesauce Cake Kitchen Math and PDF

 on April 23, 2014

One thing that is pretty certain, is that your kids will need to use math in the kitchen consistently within their life. Another certain thing is that kids like cake.  Agreed?  What if your kids got to complete their math lesson in the kitchen today?  I guarantee there will be cheers and fist pumps and long, drawn-out "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSES".

Flower Measurement Activity and Worksheet

 on April 22, 2014

Measuring activities can be SO much fun! 

I recently visited a classroom that was working on a measuring activity that was SO creative! Art and Math, together?!?!?! Now that is making math fun!

Touch Math

 on April 22, 2014

Touch Math!

Touch Math is an amazing math program for kids who are struggling to learn any type of math! 

LadyBug Counters

 on April 14, 2014

Teacher's never cease to amaze me! There is no limit to how hard a teacher will work to make learning fun!

I recently visited a classroom where the students were working on composing and decomposing numbers from 1 to 10.

This happens in kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms all over the country, right? No big deal.

But these kids weren't just counting with boring old counters on boring white ten frames!

Critical Thinking Learning for Preschoolers

 on April 1, 2014

If you read my blog about number sense, you know how easy and simple these games are.  You can play them anywhere, and the gains your child will make in their brain development is priceless. 

Simple Number Sense Activity

 on April 1, 2014

The last time I found myself standing next to a preschool-aged child, I reached my hand deep into my pocket, and grabbed several pennies. 

I showed Connor the pennies and asked him to count them.  He got to touch them and even pick them up.  I then asked him, again, how many pennies he saw in my palm.

He told me:  7 pennies

It was then that I asked him to close his eyes while I secretly removed a penny.


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