Posted in All Kid Activities, Home Investigations, Math Activities

Lock and Keys

I provided Caleb with plenty of keys and told him to open the lock.
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He tried using a big key first.
CALEB: It’s not fit. (Meaning: It doesn’t fit)
ME: Oh no! Why not?
CALEB: It’s too big!
ME: Try another one.
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He found the set of small keys and tried it on the lock.
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Great workout for those little fingers!
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There were three small keys in the set.
After trying them one by one, he was able to open the lock.
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Happy face of success!
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Posted in All Kid Activities, Life Schooling, Literacy Activities, The World is Our Classroom

World Classroom: Supermarket

I bring Caleb to the supermarket with me every week. I think its high time he gets his own list of things to buy. This is a great application for reading, counting, and matching real objects to pictures.
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When we arrived at the supermarket, I gave Caleb the list. He was able to “read” it easily and was happy to see that there was broccoli on the list (this is his favorite vegetable).
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As we made our way to the fruit and vegetable aisle, Caleb picked up a couple of things on his own. When we reached the fruit and vegetable section, he got so excited to complete his list!
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He crossed out the items that he already put in his cart.
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Caleb got all the things on his list pretty fast. He was so proud that he could “read” his list all by himself. I should add more items to his list next week!
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Posted in All Kid Activities, Math Activities

Sock Counting

Simple counting can be fun! All you need is a sock and some counters that are big and easy to feel. We used glass stones.
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I told Caleb to close his eyes while I put some stones into the sock. Then, I asked him to feel how many stones were inside the sock.
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Feel counting. Exploring his sense of touch.
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CALEB: There’s only two!
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He checked the sock to see if there were really two stones inside. He was so happy to find out that he was right.
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CALEB: Let’s do it again!

I had no problem with that, whatever gets him to practice counting. 🙂