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Preparing for Elementary Math Work

Preparing for Elementary Math Work

As we’re beginning the Montessori Lower Elementary curriculum, the math sequence becomes even more varied than it was before. Geometry becomes a separate subject. Which is good for Danny because he still loves math and again chose it first when presented a work plan on the first day. Operations Danny has been working with 4-digit addition and subtraction for awhile but since we took the summer off from doing math, I wanted to start with some review before introducing him…

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Classroom Update and Year End Review 

Classroom Update and Year End Review 

The school year is winding up and the weather is finally starting to show some promise. After the wettest winter in recorded history, the Pacific Northwest is beginning to dry out a bit. Although I’ve typically ended our “formal” school days in May, I extended it into June this year for a few reasons. First, DJ’s homeschool co-ops and piano lessons don’t end until mid-June. Second, the local schools don’t finish until late June due to all the snow days…

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Classroom Update

Classroom Update

Hello out there!  I know, it’s been awhile. But we’ve been so busy. And it’s all been good. Well, mostly all. And mostly good.  The highlights of our weeks have been in reading. DJ is progressing so well with his reading. I am so amazed and really enjoying it as well.  Each day I prepare a lesson from Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading. This usually involves a list of words that follow a particular pattern. In the photo above,…

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