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Math Games

We have our Math-U-See books for our Math curriculum, but I know that if I was more confident and capable with my math skills, I could teach my children math without using any kind of bought curriculum.  If you are creative enough, there are plenty of inexpensive math games and math activities for kids, around the house, online, and even at the grocery store that you can play together. Just this morning I helped Sylvia make a birthday chain to help her understand how many more days until her birthday.

Here are some of our favorite math games.  (yes, cereal.)

What are some of your favorite math games or activities that you do with your kids?

Ten Things I Like About Myself

This morning I was reading Fairly Happy's blog and decided to copy her idea of having my children write down ten things they like about themselves. In case you can't read Luke's "special" writting...

1.  I like to read. 2.  I like arthropods. 3.  I like to draw. 4.  I like my appearance. 5.  I like my family. 6.  I like my friends. 7.  I like the color of my eyes. 8.  I like my long hair. 9.  I like my imagination. 10. I like my home.

Once again, in case you can't read Isabel's special fancy writing...

1.  I have green eyes. 2.  I have brown hair. 3.  My birthday is April 6th. 4.  I have two sisters and one brother. 5.  I'm not allergic to anything. 6.  I'm organized. 7.  I love math. 8.  I'm good at memorizing things. 9.  I fly in a lot of my dreams. 10.  I have a great family.

Sylvia drew a picture of what she liked about herself.  She explained to me that it is her imagination and in this picture she is imagining huge mushrooms.