Does your child struggle with number words? I created this fun practice sheet that can used as a reference for when your child gets stuck on those pesky number words.
The best thing is that you can put the sheet in a plastic sleeve and your kiddo can use a dry erase marker to do the worksheet over and over again. Once they can do the sheet without your help, have them write on the actual sheet and put it in a binder or folder for notes to be used in the future.
As always this is a free printable you can print as many times as you like. If your kiddo is like mine who gets overwhelmed easily, only do one sheet at a time. I will most likely have him complete a sheet a day.
What activities do you do to practice number words? Let me know in the comments!
Having a foundation in math is so important. If a child knows the basics, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, they can learn anything. I think we focus so much on them knowing how to count starting at one, that we forget how important it is for them to know how to count backwards.
If you have been following my blog you know that my son is struggling with his reading and math, so I have went back to see what he doesn't know and fill in those gaps. Well, he struggles with counting backwards. It is funny that I thought since he knew how to count forward he could count backwards. But what seems obvious is not so obvious to others.
My son has trouble recognizing patterns, so it makes sense that you would have a problem counting backwards. So I created this fun Easter themed activity. It is free to print, you will just have to get poster board or something to glue the pieces on. You can print it out here.
I went ahead and set my poster up. Now, I am cheap and I don't have color ink, so my eggs and bunny are in black and white. But, the printable that I created is in color. My son has to do things in chunks or he gets confused, so we will be doing a set of eggs a day instead of doing it all at once.
You can see that I glued some of the eggs on already, this will give him a base to help him count backwards.
What fun activities do you do to practice counting backwards with your kiddos? Let me know in the comments!
A line from one of my favorite TV series is, "I get my best ideas in the shower!" Guess what, it is true. Not so much the idea but I realized something while I was in the shower. My son is going to be 10 years old and should be going into 5th grade, well 4th grade, he started K at the age of 6. My son will be going into 3rd grade this coming school year, he was held back in first grade. That realization made me feel like I failed him.
My son is behind in his learning obviously. He has trouble reading and doing math. He is currently enrolled in an e-school that has him on an IEP. They want to move him to third grade, probably because of his age, but he is not ready for third grade. He is not even at a second grade reading level and he still struggles with basic math. My solution, traditionally homeschool him starting this coming school year. This way I can see what gaps we need to fill.
In the shower I figured that since he started school at 6 years old that he should be 12 years old going into 6th grade. But, because he was held back in first grade he won't be starting 6th grade till he is 13 and he will graduate high school at 19. Does that make sense? I mean just looking at that makes me feel like my world just ended. As parents we want our kids to succeed, be on track and when things don't go that way, we want to trade places with them.
So I can't trade places so, I need to do everything I can to get him where he is supposed to be. My goal is to traditionally homeschool him until the age 13, when he is suppose to start 6th grade and enroll him back into the e-school, (my husband wants him to have a "real" diploma, yes I have told him that parents can issue diplomas, but he is not hearing it, Men...lol). Saying it is easier than actually doing it.
My doubt in my self comes to the surface and I get in these moods where I feel that I won't be able to get him where he needs to be. On the other side, my rational brain kicks in and reminds my self doubt, that it is not about me, it is about his brain. When his brain grows, I am going to be blown away on how much he will advance. It is like one night they go to bed and the next morning they are taller!
I write this so other parents know that they are not alone and also for me to realize that I am not alone. If you went through the same thing or are feeling this way currently, please comment your concerns below and lets help each other.
(This post is about support, any negative or mean comments will be deleted. We are human and no one is perfect.)
Sometimes lessons take over the day and we forget about fun. Throughout the day pick a time to have a fun break. I know what you are thinking, " I don't want my kids to get out of learning mode." No problem! Pick a subject they are interested in and make it fun. Does your kiddo like dinosaurs? How about cooking? You can take their interests and create a fun craft project, make a book, create a crossword puzzle, etc. They will be having so much fun that they won't realize they are learning.
Check this idea out! Kids will love diving deep into clues about the ocean as they try to solve this crossword puzzle. Crossword puzzles are great for reinforcing spelling, word recognition and vocabulary skills, as well as mastering context clues. Ride the wave to Education.com for an ocean full of language arts activities.
What fun things do you do with your Kiddos to make learning fun? Let me know in the comments.
I have decided that my son would benefit from doing traditional homeschool, right now he is part of an e-school. My son is on an IEP and I feel that I need to pull him and start from the beginning. Once I figure out what he doesn't know, I can focus on those things. I feel that his current school is just pushing him along.
So to begin with, I am using Easy Peasy curriculum for math. I already know he can count to 100, he knows how to recognize numbers up to 100. So I just started to go through and picked a few things that he hasn't really touched on in his current curriculum to see if he knows it.
I started with even and odd numbers. He seems like he knows it, but after today's lesson, I want to make sure he knows it for sure. So I created this fun number sort. I have the numbers through 100, but will most likely do them in blocks, he gets overwhelmed easily.
If your kiddo needs practice, feel free to print this out and give it a go.
Check out these other resources to use when teaching about Even and Odd Numbers:
What fun activities do you do to practice even and odd numbers? Let me know in the comments.
Bossy "R" is so bossy! I think it deserves it own bingo game! I am getting a head in the game and creating this fun game when we finish learning about the bossy "r" vowels. This game has all 5 of the bossy "r" vowels: -ar, -er, -ir, -ur and -or.
How to play, it is simple to play, you can print out the game board, grab one die and some bingo chips. You don't have to use traditional bingo chips, you can use Legos, or counters or whatever you have on hand. Roll the die, find a word that matches the bossy "r" vowels, say it and put your marker on it. Six in a row wins!
Here are other fun resources to use in your Bossy R lesson:
What fun games do you play to practice those Bossy "R" Vowels? Let me know in the comments.
It is finally done! I was able to find time to finish two fun noun games! The first one is to help with recognizing what type of noun: person, place or thing, the second game is common and proper nouns.
The games are simple to play, all you need to do is print out the game boards and grab a die and two player pieces. We usually use Legos, but you can use whatever you want, make it fun! Just roll the die and move the number of spaces, say if it is a person, place or thing and for the second game board just say if it is a common or a proper noun! Easy Peasy!
Check these great resources to go along with your noun game:
I hope you enjoy the game! What do you do to practice nouns? Let me know in the comments.
My name is Robin. I am a homeschooling mom of three and I just love to find ways to make learning fun. I am so excited to share my ideas with you. I try to make my ideas as inexpensive as possible. Most of the items I use are things that are around most houses and if you have a printer and ink you are all set. Please feel free to use these ideas in your own learning adventure with your children.