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Month: October 2015

A New Play Set for the Yard

A New Play Set for the Yard

So this happened in our yard this weekend! It has actually been about a two month process but it was so worth the effort! I had dreamed of a large play set in our yard from the day we first bought this house. I had no idea it would be THIS large, or this amazing. Back in August, I found this play set for sale on Craigslist for about 1/10th that it would cost new. It is 12 years old…

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Week 7: Multiplication & More Writing

Week 7: Multiplication & More Writing

So as the school year progresses on, I presented Golden Bead Multiplication to my almost 4-year old this week! I would NEVER have thought to introduce the concept of multiplication in preschool but seeing the way Montessori does it, it makes SO much sense. I started off by giving DJ a number, 1,324, and asking him to build the number with beads. Then, I laid out the same number two more times and asked him what he noticed about them….

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Week 6: Writing Progress!

Week 6: Writing Progress!

Early this week, I stopped at Michael’s craft store intending to buy $2 worth of wood for a DIY project. I finally made it out of the store $18 later by begging my son to not let me look at anything else. One of my impulse buys was sand for our sand tray. DJ had accidentally spilled all the sand a little while ago and although I had more white sand to fill it, I just wasn’t inspired to do…

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