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DIY Abacus

After teaching Munchkin the basics of multi digit addition and subtraction this week, I spotted a gorgeous beginner’s abacus at the store and knew instantly that it would be perfect for way to solidify the concept of place value in … Continue reading

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Popsicle Stick Puzzles

I recently saw this link on Pinterest to a mental math stick puzzle game and immediately thought of a few ways I could adapt the concept for use with my girls! I whipped up a bunch of puzzles to use … Continue reading

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Rainforest Unit Study Day 5

Day 5: D for Dolphin Summary Amazon River Animals Water Cycle Review We started our day by watching this quick video to review the layers of the rainforest. Then we moved onto a review of the water cycle. As always … Continue reading

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Felt Quiet Book Pages

In the summer of 2014, I took both girls on their very first plane ride out to Manitoba to visit my parents. While I was there, I made a bunch of felt activity pages to keep the girls entertained on … Continue reading

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Rainforest Unit Study Day 4

Day 4: C for Crocodile Summary Review of Days 1-3 Introduction to Amazon River Crocodiles of the Rainforest Books Illustrated World of Animals Rainforests by Precious McKenzie We had a busy day today! In addition to all of the following … Continue reading

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Rainforest Unit Study Day 3

DAY 3: B for Blue Morpho Butterfly Summary: Animal Defenses Intro to Nocturnal/Diurnal Animals Books: Rainforests by Precious McKenzie Magic School bus: Butterfly Battle Over in the Jungle – A Rainforest Rhyme by Marianne Collins Berkes We started the day … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung – An Unexpected Break from the Rainforest

One of the many things I love about Unit Studies is how we can oftentimes adjust our plans to take advantage of different opportunities as they arise. Take yesterday for instance – it was a BEAUTIFUL 70 degrees , light breeze, … Continue reading

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