[Jack and Sarah use these activities during our Self-directed Explorations time. You can read more about that here.]
On the shelves this week is an addition activity using beads and pipe-cleaners. Jack and Sarah can create the sum by rolling the dice and using the beads to find the answer; like a tiny little abacus 🙂
I also wanted to quickly mention the maths stones. I made these about 4 years ago and we use them all the time. There are three stones; one has an = sign, another has a + on one side and a – on the other. And the last stone has a multiplication and division sign. The stones were crazy easy to make (just a permanent marker) and still look as good as the day I made them. You’ll need some nice flat stones – these ones were river stones.
This week I am going to switch around most of the activities on the shelves. Jack is still working through his electronics projects, so that will stay, and both he and Sarah are still keenly interested in Ancient Egypt, so that can stay too. But the rest I am going to change up a bit. I’ll post some pics on Instagram next week 🙂
Next week we are also getting back out into the kitchen garden. It has been so nice to feel the weather warming back up again and watching the garden wake back up. I have a few projects planned for us this season, now that the garden is established. We’ll be doing our first one tomorrow and I am really looking forward to sharing it with you.
What are your plans for this week? Anyone start homeschooling for the first time last week?