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All About Spelling Short Vowel Sounds

All About Spelling - Step 5: Short Vowel Sounds Today we reviewed the short sounds for all vowels and practiced putting together words with such sound.  I so appreciate having the CD to play the sounds over and over again, as I'm learning them myself too.  It was very...

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Field Trip to the Zoo

We visited Miami Metro Zoo today. As usual, children do enjoy going there and seeing the variety of animals and attractions they have throughout the zoo.  We've gone there for quite a few times already and we renewed our membership today.

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Measurement Amusement Park – Part 2

Moving Beyond the Page 6-8 – Concept 2, Unit 3, Final Project: Measurement Amusement Park Today we worked on part two of the final project. We decided to break it into 2 parts (days) because there was a lot of planning and writing and didn't want to feel like we were...

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Science and Measurement

Moving Beyond the Page 6-8 – Concept 2, Unit 3, Lesson 10: Science and Measurement Today we studied the ways that scientists use measurement to convey what they find in nature.  First, as a meteorologist, AA entered data about different weather conditions. He had to...

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Doubles and Near Doubles

Today we did lesson 9 in our level C RightStart Math curriculum which we both love. We reviewed doubles, i.e. 3+3=6, 4+4=8, etc. and near doubles, i.e. 1+2=3, 2+3=5, etc. We used the abacus sideways in order to clearly visualize the double and near double beads....

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