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Old 09-26-2011, 06:17 PM   #16
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Okay followers -- if you're still reading this, what should I try?

Should I go with SonshineMama's suggestion and wing it.

Or bite the bullet and try the lessons plans.

If I wing it, does anyone have a suggestion what book I should invest my $20 in for our home library?
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Me again, no advice because I think you should pray about it BUT if you wing it, I would buy both Ruth Beechik's 3 R's $9.60 and Games for Math $11.40 (AMAZON PRICES ). .
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Not read the entire read but I'm really digging the early reader book list, thanks for the post.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:56 PM   #19
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I've already got the 3Rs and I'm reserving the other one at the library...along with about 10 other books I thought I might cut the girls' teeth on.
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Jodi, awesome info. Your posts made me really want to dig deeper into that site and use it. We are doing more delight driven, random math stuff right now with ds. (kindy age)

Robin, are you looking for something for all of your kids, or just the 6 year old? I may not be personally comfortable winging it with a 10 year old, but definitely for my 6 year old. I guess it depends on where they are at in math though.

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Oh and another math game/book suggestion is Family Math. I just got that from a friend and plan on doing lots of that stuff with ds this year too.
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Codi -- my oldest is 6 -- 1st grade, so no big worries yet.

And I have Family Math, but have barely cracked it open. I'll get to that sooner, now.
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I saw the 10 years in your sig above the 6yo and thought at was another dc. I see it correctly now.
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Thank you do much for this thread. It really has me rethinking my approach to math. I talked to my dh about it tonight and I really want to make some changes. Thank you!
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So, I already am finding myself just pointing out more things that naturally have to do with math after reading, reading, reading at that website.

I also went crazy with my (now free) library reserve and got a bunch of books.

Today we sat on the couch with a book "The Penny Pot" and a whiteboard and marker. I wanted to make sure Lucy knew how to do tally marks, so as people put their extra pennies in the penny pot, she wrote down in tally marks how many they put in. Turns out she's seen it before and she did great at it!

There are several activities in the book for further math learning -- we'll probably try more of those, too.

Yesterday, I was able to practice estimation w/ her after reading a story about buns in her easy reader -- I asked her to guess how many buns would fill up a basket nearby. We subtracted how much gas had gone down from the day before in the car. I know there were a few other things I managed to sneak in, too.

So far I love this! We'll see how it keeps up.
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SOmetimes a break from what you are currently doing is all it takes to rejuvenate your HS

Glad it's going well
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I'll probably have to buy any living math readers I use--if you had to recommend 4-5 of the best ones you've used for early elementary (1st-3rd grade), which would you pick?
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I'll probably have to buy any living math readers I use--if you had to recommend 4-5 of the best ones you've used for early elementary (1st-3rd grade), which would you pick?
Mutsumaso ANna has been our hands down favorite.

We have a great library system and I have 2 librarians that make recommendations for us -- 2 different locations. One might call us library addicts . They often call them "concept" books and they let us know when new ones are available
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