I have been travelling from blog to blog lately, looking for inspiring material to share with you all. There are some really amazing homeschool moms out there!
Today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Tanya at The Natural Homeschool. I fell in love with this easy skip counting exercise she created. I plan to debut it here at home next week. Enjoy her post and then hop on over to her site and let her know you enjoyed her ideas!
Classical Conversations and Montessori-Inspired Math: Skip Counting (by Tanya, The Natural Homeschool)
This is a cool
and easy project to put together to help little ones memorize their skip
counting numbers from one up to fifteen. Take a look at how we did this
and how it works so well for us. Even though it is for the Classical
Conversations curriculum, it is almost Montessori-inspired. I love it
and so does K! This activity is great for children ages 4 and up.
|I printed out 2 copies of the templates for skip counting numbers 1-15.
I laminated all of them and cut 1 copy of each into individual sheets
and the other copy I cut the numbers and title separately.
| I cut a bright blue sheet in half and placed one half on either side of the card.
On the back of each card, I taped an envelope.
Inside, I placed all of the individual numbers as well as the title.
Now, we are ready to start!
First, take a
nice placemat and put it at the bottom. Take all of the individual
numbers out of the envelope and place on the bright sheet on the left
(all out of order).
practice placing all of the individual numbers over the matching numbers
on the card. It is very important that this is done in order.
done, move all of the individual numbers to the bright half sheet on the
left again and flip the card over (so the student cannot see the
Fourth, Take the title and place it on the top part of the bright half sheet on the right.
Start placing the individual numbers in order.
So first, you
practice by being able to see the numbers and second, you test your
memory and try to place all the numbers in the correct order without
This is Bekki… Isn’t that a great idea? Jump to Tanya’s blog and let her know! We all love positive comments!!