Exploring Area with Spielgaben

Exploring Area with Spielgaben

{We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.}

We have had our Spielgaben set for years now and have grown with it. This year for 2nd grade, we are using Spielgaben as an extension of our math curriculum.

She has been learning all about area with her core math curriculum so I went through the Spielgaben math guide and searched for activities to reinforce this concept. Adding in hands-on pieces really helps a lot and is one of the main reasons I continue to supplement her math.

First, we did an activity outlined in the Spielgaben Math Guide #2. She created fences for the “yards” I created out of cuboids.

Spielgaben  (1 of 7)

 

Then, we used the fence pieces to figure the area and write the multiplication problem.

Spielgaben  (2 of 7)

 

Next we played a game I made up, which I called “Which bedroom do you want?” I pre-measured and cut 3 different shapes and showed them to her. She guessed which had the biggest area and chose that room for herself, then gave each of her brothers the other rooms. Then we got to work figuring the area of each room!

Spielgaben  (3 of 7)

Surprisingly she thought the long rectangle room was bigger, but the square one was bigger! She chose the biggest correctly! I had her tell me what the multiplication problems were for the area of each room and write them.

Spielgaben  (4 of 7)

 

As usual, she asked to play freely when we were done! I am a BIG fan of this and encourage her to play! She made an alligator!

Spielgaben  (6 of 7)

Then she asked me to tape it together so she could play with it. I told her to give it a try, and she did! She worked for so long getting the tape pieces just right nd was so happy {as you can see} when it was done!

Spielgaben  (7 of 7)


See more math fun we have had with Spielgaben!

Exploring-3D-Shapes-with-Spielgaben3[1] Exploring-Symmetry-with-Spielgaben22 Math-Play-with-Spielgaben---ideas-fo[1] Math-with-Spielgaben122 Soma-Cube-with-Spielgaben22 

Playful-Learning-with-Spielgaben-Sep Hands-on-Math-with-Spielgaben3_thumb Hands on 1st Grade Math with Spielgaben Multiplication-with-Spielgaben246222 Create-a-Clock-with-Spielgaben101221 

Exploring-fractions-with-Spielgaben8 Exploring-Measurement-with-Spielgabe Exploring-Shapes-with-Spielgaben3322[1] Exploring-Angles-with-Spielgaben_thu 

Exploring-Addition-with-Spielgaben_t[1] Exploring-Parallel-Lines-with-Spielg Exploring-3D-Shapes-with-Spielgaben3 Graphing-with-Spielgaben4 Making-Math-Come-Alive-with-Spielgab[1]

 

See version 4.0 here!

spielgaben-complete



Tot School Gathering Place Week 215

Welcome to Tot School™ Gathering Place! Gather together here, gather ideas from other blogs, share your own ideas on your own blog. Browse around at the other posts linked up, leave a few comments if you have time, and be sure to check back to see if your blog was featured!

Each week we will feature photo{s} and ideas from blogs who link up. Remember, provide a link back to Tot School Gathering Place within your post that you link up, so you can be considered for the feature!

tot-school-gathering-place2_thumb_th[1]

Get your reading list ready! This Thursday, March 2nd, is National Read Across America Day! Or better known as Dr. Seuss Day! It’s a day set aside to read with a child and honor Theodor Seuss Geisel’s (aka Dr. Seuss) birthday! So grab your Tot and read! Don’t forget to link up to the Gathering Place and share the activities that you and your Tot have enjoyed throughout the week! We love to see what you are up to!

Are you looking for some Tot School trays to put together for your Tot? Head on over to Learn 2 Live Life and see what Mama Ria assembled for Little Lady O! They may be just the thing to interest your Tot!

02262017 Learn 2 Live Life

This past week Mama Kate and Tot Adam explored the letter S. Take a peek at Living a Mission, Being a Mummy to see what activities they worked on throughout the week!02262017 Living a Mission Being a Mummy

Lent begins this week and some of you may be looking to see how you can incorporate that topic into your Tot School. Check out the ideas that GrandMama Deb from Living Montessori Now put together for her GrandTot Zoey. They may interest you and your Tot!02262017 Living Montessori Now


Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?


See the Tot School webpage here! Tot-School-early-learning-through-pl

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Tot School Ideas on Pinterest.


Are you NEW or have never been featured? Read this! Basics: write a specific post about what you did with your tot, link up the permalink from your post, link back to Tot School within that post, put your tot’s age in months in ( ) like this: (43 months).



Let’s Draw Birds!

Let's Draw Birds - Free Printables

 

I love to draw but am not a natural artist. I love drawing tutorials and have used them in my homeschool with my kids for years. When I saw this fabulous set of bird drawing tutorials in a clipart collection I was thrilled to create a set of printables for you to use.

There are 8 different birds included: flamingo, swan, quail, owl, nightingale, penguin, ostrich and vulture.  Each bird has a full size page with the drawing steps on the left and a blank area to draw on the right. This way you can easily trim off the tutorial if you want to display just your child’s drawing!

Drawing Birds (1) Drawing Birds (2)Drawing Birds (3) Drawing Birds (4)Drawing Birds (5) Drawing Birds (6)Drawing Birds (7) Drawing Birds (8)

 

There is also a set of cards in case you want to print these only, laminate them and add them to your art area!

Slide11

 

 

Download your free Let’s Draw Birds printable set here!

 

Looking for more DRAWING fun?

Let's Draw A to Z

Learn to Draw Dinosaurs  FREE Printables  Let's Draw Flowers - Free Printables

Pick and Draw  Draw, Write, Now Printables

 

 

Looking for more BIRD fun?

All About Birds Calendar Connections Printables  Backyard Birds eBook  North American Backyard Birds Calendar Connections for K-2nd Grade

Counting is for the Birds Kindergarten Literature unit  Birds Printable Pack

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Bird Theme on Pinterest.



Tot School Gathering Place Week 214

Welcome to Tot School™ Gathering Place! Gather together here, gather ideas from other blogs, share your own ideas on your own blog. Browse around at the other posts linked up, leave a few comments if you have time, and be sure to check back to see if your blog was featured!

Each week we will feature photo{s} and ideas from blogs who link up. Remember, provide a link back to Tot School Gathering Place within your post that you link up, so you can be considered for the feature!

tot-school-gathering-place2_thumb_th

Does your Tot enjoy bananas? This Thursday, February 23rd, is National Banana Bread Day! There are several different recipes online. And we all know that most Tots LOVE to make a mess! Why not have them help make the banana bread by squishing the bananas? Whatever you end up doing this week, don’t forget to link it up to the Gathering Place and let us see what you’ve been up to!

Are you looking to incorporate Mother Goose Rhymes into your Tot School? Head on over to Jack of All Trades and see how Mama Leslie and Tot Sweet Pea did just that this past week!

02192017 Jack of All Trades

Do you wonder what other Tots are interested in? Take a peek at Modern Momma Musings and see what Sugar Plum has been into these past weeks.

02192017 Modern Momma Musings

Does your Tot enjoy painting? Check out the interesting idea that Mama Swapna came up with for her Tot. It may be an activity that will spark their creativity!02192017 Practical Mom


Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?


See the Tot School webpage here! Tot-School-early-learning-through-pl[1]

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Tot School Ideas on Pinterest.


Are you NEW or have never been featured? Read this! Basics: write a specific post about what you did with your tot, link up the permalink from your post, link back to Tot School within that post, put your tot’s age in months in ( ) like this: (43 months).



4 Oily Years Later…

Cannot believe it’s been four years!  It was during the month of February in 2013 that I finally jumped off of the fence and into the world of essential oils! It was my 1+1+1=1 blog that led me to the awesome friendship I now have with Jodi McKenna, who is the friend who led me to Young Living. Four years ago I was a total skeptic and only ordered my kit because I trusted Jodi and was willing to give it a try. Oh, and there was a great deal that month too and I love deals. I am SO glad I ordered it and only wish I would have ordered it sooner!

Here’s a recap of our past year with Young Living!

New Instagram

Recently I launched a new Instagram account so I can share more oily stuff. You are welcome to follow me there if you want!

Oily Little World on Instagram

 

New Facebook Page

I also launched a new public Facebook page and created some mini albums with great information that you can scroll through on your own time to learn more. I will be adding more so be sure to like the page!

    Oily Little World Facebook Page

 

Oily Little World Blog

Here’s a peek at some of what’s been on my Oily Little World blog this past year!

    Oily Little World Blog

 

Starter Kit Savings

I am a numbers person and recently I made this graphic to show the value of the starter kit. I knew it was a good deal but I was blown away when I analyzed it penny by penny!Young Living Starter Kit Savings February 2017

Good deal, huh?!? If you just can’t sit on the fence any longer, I’d love to have you join us!

 

Only 4 Left!

We send all new members a welcome package and we launched a special gift package last month! We only have 4 of these left! See more about the special package here!

YL Gift 2017 (1)

      Not so sure about this oil thing?

      I totally understand. I had EVERY question {seriously, ask Jodi how much I bugged her}.

      Here is my main info page and here are some more FAQ, and please email me [email protected] with any questions you may have. Common questions are answered – the biggest being…NO you do not have to order monthly to be a member! There’s no membership fee, just a great discount on a starter kit to get you going!  I promise Young Living makes it super easy!  You don’t have to sell anything either, you are free to join just for yourself!
      Ready to sign up on our team, just click here <— that link puts you on my team! {double check the enroller/sponsor number to be 1410471 & choose your Premium Starter Kit}! Email me if you have any trouble, or after you sign up so I can let you select your bag fabrics!