{Free Resource} Strategy Game!

We’ve played this game at least 50 times in the last two days!  It’s a strategy game that develops mathematical thinking.  It’s very easy to learn, and students love it.  Científico (7.5 años), Aventurera (4.5 años) and I played it together, and we all liked it.  They played with my husband when he got home from work, too! So, how …

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Singular Sentences! Vocabulary and Grammar Fun

I got out an activity I made last year, and G had fun making lot of singular sentences. You could call them silly sentences, but singular is a nice vocabulary word to throw in, isn´t it? There are noun, adjective, verb, and prepositional phrase cards to combine into sentences, and all of them turn out funny. It’s the best way …

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Free B Syllable Activities in Spanish

If you looked at E’s plans for the week, you noticed that she’s working on the B syllables. I wanted to share some of the activities I made for her.  Just click on the link below the picture to download them! (Since this is Spanish language arts, no English version this time, sorry!)

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New Ideas: Visual Plans for the Week

I am always adapting to the needs of my children, to help them to learn.  I’m so thankful for all of the inspiration I find in what other teachers share! One new idea has been visual plans.  Teachers are sharing their weekly plans, in visual format, over at Mrs. Wills´blog.  They share links to resources they’re using as well, so …

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A little painting, a little geometry.

E is really enjoying painting; she’s making some paintings to sell.  She wants to buy herself some more dolls! 🙂  And when the big sister paints, what does little sister want? She wants to paint too, of course! I gave her a paintbrush and a cup of water, and she painted happily on the chalkboard, on the other side of …

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Spider Learning and Craft Fun!

We like spiders…a little bit!  We don’t celebrate Halloween, and we don’t like scary stuff (I NEVER watch horror films!), but I thought it would be fun to participate a bit in the season’s festivities with some spider activities this week. First, we learned the parts of a spider…its external morphology, to be precise.  Pedipalps, fangs, spinnerets…we’ve learned lots of …

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Five for Friday

It’s time to celebrate another week with all of our friends at the Five for Friday party!  We’re sharing five things from this week; don’t miss everyone’s posts over there! G built this model of a helicopter all by himself.  It has a solar-powered motor, and it is REALLY cool!  It came in the Solar Mechanics Kit from Thames and Kosmos. …

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Salt, Chopsticks, and Cursive

We didn’t begin with cursive, as some Montessori schools do.  In the U.S., cursive is a third-grade skill, but G wanted to learn sooner.  He began last year with the Zaner-Bloser workbook (which you can get in Spanish!).  This year he is practicing more, and his favorite way to practice is with a tray of salt and a chopstick.   …

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Geography: Hands-On Learning for the United States

  A while back I bought this sticker activity set for locating states, capitals, and landmarks in the U.S.  G needed one more activity today, so I got it out.  Before starting, I looked at E, and realized that she was going to be mad if she couldn’t do this activity too.  And while they SAY the stickers are reusable, …

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