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Early Math Lesson Ideas

Early Math Lesson Ideas

Math is so much fun and means so much more to little ones when it concretely builds understanding.  So many times, we skip over “the tough stuff” because we think our little people can’t handle it.  Below are a few activities I have done with my five-year-old to begin building two of those “tough” concepts…

Standard Measurement with Play Dough

Standard Measurement with Play Dough

This hands-on, literature-based math activity will help your younger students concretely understand the concept of standard measurement. This post contains affiliate links. Target Age Range: K-2 Skills Covered: non-standard measurement, standard measurement, making comparisons, fine motor skills, reading Understanding measurement doesn’t have to be hard for little ones.  In fact, teaching it early with concrete…

Play Dough Geometry

Learning math with play dough geometry is so much fun! Middle and high school students like to play, too, and this series of lessons gives them a great, hands-on overview of beginning geometry. Concrete learning (actually touching, building, and manipulating things) is so important to solidify a real understanding of otherwise abstract concepts. Play dough…

Preschool Leaf Study

Preschool Leaf Study

It’s autumn and time to have a little leaf fun with your preschoolers and kindergarteners! The Colors of Autumn in Play Dough After observing the changing colored leaves on trees, let your little ones create their own autumn trees from play dough or clay.  You might even use some autumn scented play dough. Perimeter with…

Nature Study – Erosion

Nature Study – Erosion

Welcome to my 10 Days Series on the topic of nature study! Each of the ten days brings you a creative nature walk idea and a fun follow-up activity to spark your enthusiasm for nature study today! Why study nature? The answer is more serious than you might think. Today’s nature study: Erosion This post…

Cells and DNA

Cells and DNA

During our human body unit, we spent quite some time studying cells – their functions and parts.  This discussion naturally led to a study of DNA and genetics.  What fun! (This post contains affiliate links.) Cells Understanding the basic formation of a cell began by using the model of an egg.  (Our worksheet came from…

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