Marble Trax and Math Facts

To incorporate a little fun with math facts practice, I got my grandson a Marble Trax game. I got the idea from Emily Gibbons, who is so creative in re-purposing games for learning activities. For each multiplication fact he answered, he got to choose a piece of the track. Then he started building a marble run on the refrigerator.    After multiple trial runs and adjustments,...

Dig Up the Letters! Match the Sounds!

I love The Measured Mom!  She has such terrific ideas and beautiful free printables. Check out this post she wrote recently about matching letters to beginning sound pictures.  Dig Up the Letters I bought the letter tiles she mentioned in her post, and they are very nice. I also found some colored rice on Amazon.  Karma Keepers Rainbow Colored Rice Dig Up the Letters Printable from The Measure Mom. Karma Keepers Colored Rice with Hidden Letters I can’t wait to try this with my 2 1/2 year-old grandson when he returns from his little jaunt to England with his parents. My 7 year-old grandson loved matching the letters to the pictures and burying them in the rice for his...

For anyone who struggles!

Take a motivated teacher, a well-known movie, and a determined student and what do you get? This wonderful story is told in this video, Educating Yorkshire. Read more of this remarkable...