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Month: November 2015

Week 12: Thanksgiving

Week 12: Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! We certainly did so “school” was light this week. Although DJ can easily count to 50 now, when I asked what he wanted to work on he chose to go back to the beginning and do the Cards & Counters. Because he has done this many times before I let him do the non-traditional pattern for the counters. Typically the counters would be placed in pairs so that odd numbers would stand out…

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Week 11: Golden Bead Division & More

Week 11: Golden Bead Division & More

I presented Golden Bead Division to DJ this week. I had been most nervous about this operation and I don’t know why because it seemed DJ understood it better than any of the others. I started by having him roll the place value ice to choose the starting quantity. He first rolled 9,290 so I began to use my calculator to figure out how to adjust it to a number evenly divisible by 3. But before I finished, DJ picked…

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Week 10: Birthday Gifts

Week 10: Birthday Gifts

DJ received this neat US map placemat for his birthday last week. It has images on the various states representing things you would find in that state. Then the border has some of the same images so you can play a game of finding which state each one belongs in. It also sparked questions like why the pig was in Iowa and the alligator in Florida. That inspired him to pull out his US puzzle map. He placed all 49…

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