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A couple of weeks ago I gave Daisy the first two angle nomenclature lessons. These lessons use the geometric stick box. The first defines complete and straight angles, while the second defines acute, right, and obtuse angles. After the second lesson she recorded all the definitions in her math book.Continue Reading

We are about to embark upon a dive into the Ancient Norse. We always start with the mythology and go from there, so, of course, that means we need a set of Guess Who cards to go along with our stories. My kids already have some familiarity with this mythologyContinue Reading

I only learnt about The Tiling Game a few months ago. It’s mentioned over just a couple of pages in my Montessori R&D Geometry II manual, and the only place I can find to purchase it is through Albanesi – for over $300, not including the storage box! Well, youContinue Reading

Today my oldest finished a huge project! For the past year or so, she’s been making the Montessori Fraction Charts. The Fraction Charts are a bit like a fraction dictionary. The charts show fraction circles 1-10, fraction equivalence, fraction addition and subtraction with like and unlike denominators, multiplication of aContinue Reading

As a homeschooler, $350 for a few plates that demonstrate the Pythagorean Theorem is not realistic for our family. FunGirl will most likely see the material once, internalize it, and never want to look at it again. Daisy is more likely to come back to the puzzle a few times,Continue Reading

Looking back we did quite well with the Montessori Geography sequence last year. The more time I spend with the albums, the more I understand how everything weaves together. However so much of the geography albums cover what I’d consider “science” topics. It’s amazing, but we didn’t learn much actualContinue Reading

The Montessori peg board is used with Elementary students for a few different math topics: factors, common multiples, square roots. It could also be used for geometric multiplication work, and other work besides. As I’ve mentioned, FunGirl doesn’t love working with materials. She likes to move to paper work orContinue Reading

Our Ancient Egypt Unit Study went so well, now that we’ve moved on a little bit, we were excited to dive into an Ancient Greece Unit Study! Between unit studies we’ve carried on with listening to History Quest Early Times (HQET) chapters, and I’ve been supplementing with Story of theContinue Reading

Fungirl seemed to implicitly understand squares and cubes. She had so much experience with the bead chains in Kindergarten and first grade that when they started coming up in equations she just got stuck in. However recently we had a blip where she got a little confused. When asked toContinue Reading

Have you seen the gorgeousness that is the ETC Atom board? It’s so very pretty. And so very expensive! My kids want to do some work with electrical circuits, and I think we’re going to do some chemistry with our science buddies. Starting at the beginning with stellar nucleosynthesis andContinue Reading