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Month: May 2015

Yard Sale Profits

Yard Sale Profits

Our family participated in a community yard sale today and it was a huge success for us. We came home with a tall stack of bills, which is rather unique in our house because we almost exclusively deal in credit cards and electronic transfers. I counted that stack of bills while DJ was at soccer and it occurred to me that we could use his Golden Bead material to count it and see how much it was. (For the record,…

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Not school

Not school

I’ve been on furlough from homeschooling the past couple of weeks mostly because I was a bit burned out and looking forward to the summer. But there is no stopping DJ. He’s like the Energizer Bunny, if anyone recognizes that reference. As mentioned in recent posts DJ has been crazy about math lately. Last week, he selected the Pink Tower for the first time in a long time so he could count the number of cubes. As he was putting…

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School Days

School Days

DJ is moving slowly through the early Golden Bead work. This involves matching the large number cards to the corresponding cubes, squares, tens and units. He enjoys this work but it is challenging for him so we are taking it very slow. Today we set up number cards in 4 rows on one side of the room and then 9 of each cube, square, tens and units in rows on the other side. Then we played a game where I…

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