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Super simple activity to strengthen your child’s understanding of place value. Also can be used to practice writing numbers in standard and extended form.
*Download using link below pic
Have child roll dice to create a number. If you are only teaching up to the tens place, have them roll twice (up to hundreds, roll 3 times), etc. After they write down their number, have them say their number out loud (practice: reading numbers), then write them in expanded form on the second sheet.
A few extra ways to use these sheets: write a number in expanded form and have your child fill them in the correct spot on their Place Value Mat.
Place Value Battle: Say a number (out loud) and have two or more players write the number down in their correct spot on the Place Value Mat and then break the number down in expanded form. First player to finish first (with the correct answer) WINS!
Place Value Mat
School is HERE...WOW! This summer break was much needed and we FULLY enjoyed the time off. But, back to work we go! So, that means plenty of FREE and low priced downloads from me : )
Here's a packet I created for my boys. It can be used to support a Science and History study. I will break them down into weeks....meaning, one person/scientist a week (which translates into 10 weeks) And since we operate on a 5 weeks on and one week off schedule, this packet will take us all the way to mid-November.
Click the link below to download.
Templates are BLANK, with names given (See example pic below)
Science and History
In one packet!
Who's ready to hit the beach?! Here in Florida, we pretty much go to the beach all year round. But, I know the kiddies are out of school and the weather is warming up. So, lots of beach trips are being planned, I bet! With trips, comes the long commute and with that commute comes the dreaded "Are we therrrrre yetttt????" (said no less than a million and one times). I know the feeling all too well (especially because Florida travel is insane...from one place to the next). Best advice I can give STOCK UP ON BUSY BAGS! Basically, a basket or bookbag of travel games, notebooks, toys and things...to keep them busy. As always, I'm right there to hook you up with cute freebies for your little ones. Here's a simple printable that the kids can use to either draw ocean animals on or use ocean animal stickers.
You can also draw what you find on an awesome scuba diving trip 💗
Grab the link below the pic!
Affiliate link for foam stickers(Amazon)
Going through all of my photos and realized I didn't post my "Butterfly Mask" craft. I'll be doing another one with the kids, soon!
Here ya go:
Welp....this post is about 7 months late...lol! My life *shrugs* So, I found this great book series at Barnes and Noble last year, by ABC Press Books. The books are based on sight words (POWER words in the book) and has pictures to coincide with the words. My son, despite being a kid that has the vocabulary of a middle aged man (yeah....seriously, this kid has been here before), struggles to read. Before these books, I would make each story book for him, using the words we were practicing that month. While I enjoy making them, it is TIME CONSUMING and since I have vowed to limit my coffee intake to one cup a day (don't laugh....baby steps...lol!), I simply can NOT add anything else to my plate. A sister is FULL! Here's a few things I LOVE about the books:
I'm digging these books because:
Each book is based on sight words.
The list of sight words (POWER words) are found in the back of each book.
The pictures coincide with the words on every page, helping the child figure out unfamiliar words.
My son can now grab a book off the shelf and read alone during quiet time (before, I would have to read with him). 💖
Each book is based on real facts.
ABC Press Books
Purchased from: Barnes and Noble (kid section)
Price: $5.99 each
Two boys....nonstop playing! I guess that's the main reason why the majority of our school work includes games, activities and/or building something....ALWAYS! One of our favorite things to do is build cars and robots...any kind, any size. And they don't have to be elaborate or expensive....just fun! Here's a list of my "go to" places for cool building kits/items:
*Honorable mentions (more on the art side of things): Michael's, Joann's and A.C. Moore. I'm a crafter so we are literally in one of these stores at LEAST once a week! Tons of arts and craft kits/ideas and classes!
What's your favorite spots to score great STEAM items? Feel free to share! We love adding great places to our list!
Summer time is quickly approaching and I know there's LOTS of family activities being planned/discussed. This activity is PERFECT to get your kids involved in the planning. Have your kids decorate a beach pail and drop some of their own Summer suggestions/activities/vacations in the bucket. Here's how we did ours:
What You'll Need:
Beach Pails/Buckets (purchased from the Dollar Tree)
Foam Stickers (purchase info and links below)
"Summer Bucket List" Printable (FREE download below)
FREE "Summer Bucket List" PRINTABLE!
Decorate your bucket using your favorite stickers, fill out your list and place them in the bucket! Don't forget to check off the things you've done and capture great moments together!
Shallow cups (used an old egg carton)
Mix 3 parts paint to one part water
Dip straw in paint color of choice, put pointer finger over top of straw while still in the paint.
Lift straw out of cup, while plugging top of straw with your finger.
Bring straw to canvas and drop paint puddle where you would like it to go (by removing finger from top of straw).
Blow paint puddle from different angles to create cool splashes/designs of art! The boys had a BALL!
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Parents, please protect surfaces. We did this project outdoors 😊
The Process...in pics.
Give an encouraging word to your little ones "just because" OR hand out to your students before a big test. No matter the reason, we could all use a friendly reminder of how GREAT we truly are!
Click link above to download this updated version!