Tonight is Family Pinochle Night! When the kids and I were planning our “September Unplugged,” they said that they wanted to learn a new card game. I immediately thought of Euchre, which was an amazingly popular game in my dorm in University, but which I thought I had never learned. When we got out our […]
While, these days, the calculator may be king in the classroom, we’re still a little “old school” at home. While I do actively drill the kids on their multiplication tables, I’m also keen on finding ways to have them practice math without necessarily “studying.” This has resulted in various challenges in which I ask them […]
Today, we’re playing another Kermode-bear-themed math dice game. The kids will each get a copy of the sheet and play this with a gummy bear as a game piece and their own pair of dice. When each of them finishes, they’ll get a prize [a few bear stickers]. The instructions: Help the Kermode Bear Fin […]
It’s time for some Spirit Bear Math! Today, the kids are going to have some numbers practice. I’ve created a Spirit Bear Dice Game. They’ll roll a pair of dice and either add or multiply the numbers. If they get the answer right, they’ll place a candy (gummy bears, m&m’s, or chocolate chips) in the […]
If you kill a Black Kermode bear, you are endangering the sacred Spirit Bear too! Did you know that only one out of ten Kermode bears is a white Spirit Bear? And did you know that while the hunting of Spirit Bears has been taboo for some time, trophy hunting of the Black Bear in […]
Today, we completed two snake projects related to our book, A Study in Emerald, and the kids had fun with a home-made math gameboard. Serpent Spiral Mobiles * Snake Stick Puppets* “Leprechaun Gold” Skip Counting Game Serpent Spiral Mobiles Supplies Stiff Watercolour Paper Watercoulours and Brushes Holepunch String Kid-Safe Scissors My Hand-drawn Snake Template Just […]
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