## MATH IDEAS PART II: (Time, Place Value, Money Activities, Multiplication)

MATH IDEAS PART II: (Time, Place Value, Money Activities, Multiplication) TIME: One activity we did quite a bit was to take a blank clock face (no numbers) and to practice putting the hours (1-12) around the edge of the clock in the correct spot. Once that was easy for my son, we took a clock with the numerals and then put the five minute increments around the edge of the...

## Our Very First Post

We have just set up a new website that will be dedicated to our homeschooling activities. Hope you enjoy our new blog!

## Welcome to Our New Blog

Hi! Welcome to our new homeschool blog. I’ll leave these first few pictures here for the firstmonth or so — scroll on down to see if we’veadded anything new. I thought I’d first post a couple of picturesfrom our area of the world. Pictured belowis a Ghost Gum Tree.  We drive off road alot and go hiking, looking for rocks andkangaroo bones (one of LD’s favoriteactivities!)

## Bearded Dragon

We go to the local Reptile Centre fairly often (once a monthor so). Here’s a picture of a bearded dragon. We once hadone of these peer into our sliding glass door! This one is probablyabout 25 centimeters long or 10 inches.

## Rock Wallabies

Here we are feeding the wallabies. If you look closely, you can see a little joey poking its head out of the Mama Wallaby’s pouch. Every now and then we’ll post more pictures of our area — but not today! Now on to some of our homeschool activities!

## Preschool Activities in a Box

JULY’S POSTINGS ARE ALL PRESCHOOL AND TODDLER RELATED! I have a clear plastic file box (actually now I have two-goingon three!) filled with all kinds of preschool activities. I’ll sharepictures of some of the things I have on hand. These havebeen very well used for the past four months by my 3 yearold and (now) 19 month old. My 19 month old has beenstringing straws for months now! I’ve posted...

## Preschool Activities

Matching foam itemsPracticing Buttoning (I sewed the green felt strips andbuttons onto the blue felt backing.)  I don’t remember where I sawthis idea.  If you’ve seen this on another blog let me know and I’llprovide the link for others. Straw pieces on plastic string (or pipe cleaners)

## Preschool Activities — Cutting Strips/Gluing

I have a bag of colored strips and scissors prepared andready to go. You can also put lines on the strips. Add in a glue stick and paper plate and you’ve got amosaic project!

## Preschool Activities

Hair clips — This is an activity I saw onmymontessorijourney.blogspot.com Sort thehair clips by color and clip them onto the ponytail holder.

## Preschool Activities — Water colors, felt board, color sorting

have a water color set and doilies (or paper)ready to go in the preschool box. It’s relativelymess free so I don’t mind setting it up most anytime. I made a felt bear board for the preschool box. Muffin cups and clothes pins, matching by color