Sunday, January 8, 2012

Loving Elementary Learning

Here is a look at what our big kids have been working on.

Bible-- E and A have been busy memorizing the 10 commandments and the books of the old testament.  We use games, cards, music and daily recitation to learn these biblical elements.  We are also reading Little Visits with God.  E has been keeping a personal journal and reading Light for Your Path for her daily devotions.
A file folder game to help learn the 10 Commandments

Learning the books of the Old Testament

Math--For math E has just begun basic division and Ayden is not far behind her, he asked several times how to use the division board but has only just begun multiplication.  A is also continuing to learn different tools for addition.
Multiplication slips and bead bars

Using the stamp game to learn division

Learning multiply with the multiplication board

using the division board to practice simple division
working with the addition board

using the addition table as he works with Quick Pick Operations

Geography and History--We have been studying both U.S. history and Ancient Egypt.  The children really enjoyed our Lift the Lid on Mummies kit.  The kit was recommended by Veritas Press and did not disappoint.  I only wish we had had the funds to visit the Egyptian museum in San Jose.

working on Africa and the U.S. puzzles

drawing and writing about the pilgrims using Draw Write Now and our watercolor pencils

Watercolor pencils are so much fun--color like regular colored pencils and then gently wet them with a brush and presto their work looks like beautiful watercolored art

timeline work--we use timeline figures from Homeschool in the Woods

wrapping a mummy and captonic jars from our Lift the Lid on Mummies kit

making captonic jars--These are the jars that the Egyptians would place the deceased persons organs in during the mummification process.  The jars have the heads of the various organ gods on them.
More Fun
"Look I'm a butterfly"


The boy built this all by himself.  It is a Lego Technic set that says ages 9-15, he is 7.  Ayden will be working on Lego Master Builder set 1 this winter and start a scrapbook of his creation.
Happy Learning!


Having Fun said...

I'm going to have to look into the math boards. I've never seen these before. I love seeing new resources.

Stopping by from montessori monday hop.

Veronica @

Tammy G said...

I got the different boards at both Allison's Montessori and the Montessori Outlet--thanks for stopping.

Deb Chitwood said...

I always love seeing your wonderful hands-on work! The 10 Commandments game and books of the Old Testament work look great - as do all your activities! And congrats to your son on his awesome Lego construction! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

Karies place said...

I just saw the amazing math games. Could you post a link where they come from. My email is Karing4mykids at gmail dot com. Thanks

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Sarah said...

Oh you have so many fun activities for learning! Love the 10 commandments game. We did a 10 commandment study last year too! Do your kids listen to the Go Fish Guys? They have a 10 Commandment song that is pretty fun and helps them memorize. Thanks for sharing all the great activities! Stopping by from Preschool Corner.

Jay Garbarino said...

Yes to Go Fish! and B.I.B.L.E.

Deb Chitwood said...

I featured your blog and the stamp game photo from this post in my Montessori Elementary Homeschool Inspiration and Ideas post at