Fraction Fun with Spielgaben

Fraction Fun with Spielgaben

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

I am going to be super honest with you today. I am so thankful that I am hired to write a blog post sharing Spielgaben activities with you. Why? Because the hands-on learning is SOOOOO good for her and my lazy self might ignore doing this if I didn’t have to. There have been seasons of life where I have been a rock-star with hands-on learning and curriculum extension, but this year we are just getting the basics done. When I pulled out this lesson for her to extend her math she beamed with joy and begged me to play over and over again.

She is reviewing fractions in her math and it’s always something that is easily forgotten in the early elementary years. We played a game to reinforce basic fractions.

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Using a sticky note as a base, the challenge was to roll the cube and place the correct fraction piece on the square paper. Once the paper was covered, we had a winner! Before playing I created a cube with different fractions on it to match the 1/4, 1/2, and whole pieces we had.

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I also created a second cube without pictures, which we played with second. This was much harder as there wasn’t a visual reminder for which piece to grab.

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See a bit of our fraction fun in action in the video below…

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This was a fabulous game to play for fraction review and also just to see her smile and hear her giggle.


See more fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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See version 4.0 here!

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Special Deal for 1+1+1=1 Readers:

Spielgaben offers extra 10% discount to my blog readers if you mention 1+1+1=1.

Not only that, Spielgaben will also offer LayBy Payment Plan if you do not need product right away. You can pay 3 x monthly payment and orders will be shipped as soon as final payment is made.

All you need to do to claim the discount is send an email to info@spielgaben.com mentioning 1+1+1=1 blog.



Lauri Toys ~ A Longtime Favorite for Early Childhood and Beyond!

Lauri Toys for Early Childhood

{disclaimer ~ Lauri is a blog sponsor and affiliate links are in this post}

If you’ve been reading my blog since our Tot School days you know how much we have loved the Lauri brand in our home. We own many Lauri favorites and have recommended them for years. Recently I got a fun email which has led to a new partnership with Lauri Toys! I just love when I get to work with a company I already loved, and can share even more with you!

If Lauri is new to you, here’s a quick video showing more.

 

To show you just how long we have used and loved Lauri Toys here’s a collage I made showing the toys in action with my kids over the years! Notice how young they are!

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We have loved and recommend this trusted brand for being one of the best for open-ended play, cost, and durability. I have recommended the Lauri brand in my early childhood gift guides for years!

 

New Action Stackers

Imagine my daughter’s delight {and my son} when Lauri sent us a brand new toy for her to play with! Not only a new toy but one that added on to a Lauri set we already owned, making it even better!

Our package included the Action Stackers which are great on their own, or can be added to any of the Lauri Stacking Peg sets.

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My son, who is 11, got in on the action too. Anything that extends a building toy to have movement is a win in his book! I’m not even sure what this was, but he certainly knew.

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My 8 year old daughter built many amusement park rides one day, and her Squinkies fit perfectly into the peg holes, so they got to ride!

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You can see a video here from Instagram.

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3rd Grade Reading List

3rd Grade Book List

Last year we used visual reading lists for the first time and it was SO helpful! I chose to do this again for this upcoming homeschool year and today I am sharing my daughter’s 3rd grade reading list.

I used many sources to find books I thought she might enjoy and that I wanted her to try. I have not read all of these, but looked at reviews and am comfortable with giving these a try.  After deciding on many book choices for her, I created a page with each cover so she can browse and choose her next book easily. We do not own all of these so I have her choose and I put the book on hold at the library!

3rd Grade Book List

My daughter can read and comprehend beyond a 3rd grade level, but she still enjoys books focused towards the younger crowd. I try to balance this and spent lots of time on this list! She would read Critter Club and Magic Puppy all day long, and I still allow her to read anything she chooses alongside of books I choose. We also always have a basket of picture books she chooses from the library too! You are never too old for picture books!

Below you can see Amazon links to all of the books on this list {click over to the blog if you are reading in email}.

Downloads…

I have a few downloads you are welcome to use if you’d like. First, here is a copy of the book choice page featuring the books I chose for her. If you want to create your own visual list, it is easy!  Just grab the book cover images online somewhere {I used Amazon} and then copy them into a document and resize how you want!  I use PowerPoint to create my documents, I like their positioning tools the best.

Here is a blank reading record like hers. I just have her write the title, author and rate the book 1-10 based on her opinion.

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Here’s another reading log we have used.  It is very similar to the one we are using now.

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See our Book Lists Pinterest board here!

See some of our other book list posts below. Our new 6th grade list is coming soon!

Slide17  2nd Grade Homeschool Reading Plan  1st Grade Library Book Favorites



Making Tops with Spielgaben

Spinning Tops with Spielgaben

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

One of the best things about owning a Spielgaben set is the open-ended play that occurs. This summer has provided many hours of free time and my 8 year old daughter has chosen to create with our set many times. She had loads of fun one day making tops which entertained our new kitten tremendously!

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After she made her first set of tops, I challenged her to try different designs and test which one worked best. It was fun to see her get surprised when one I suggested worked well even though she thought it wouldn’t!

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The tops have been played with a lot since they were created, many have become kitten toys!

See our top fun in action in the video below…

I am in homeschool planning mode, getting some Spielgaben ideas together to extend our math lessons when we begin school in August!


See more fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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See version 4.0 here!

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Special Deal for 1+1+1=1 Readers:

Spielgaben offers extra 10% discount to my blog readers if you mention 1+1+1=1.

Not only that, Spielgaben will also offer LayBy Payment Plan if you do not need product right away. You can pay 3 x monthly payment and orders will be shipped as soon as final payment is made.

All you need to do to claim the discount is send an email to info@spielgaben.com mentioning 1+1+1=1 blog.



Home Art Studio 3 Bowls Project

Home Art Studio Project Three Porridge Bowls

Home Art Studio has been a part of our homeschool for years now and we are happy to have them as a blog sponsor. You can see all of the projects I have blogged about here! Home Art Studio sent us curriculum to review years ago and I bought the 2nd Grade DVD to use with my daughter this year. We didn’t finish it during the school year so we are still using it this summer!

Recently she completed the Three Porridge Bowls project which was based on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

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She was a bit frustrated in keeping the sizes of the bowls so  we did some practice drawings before she moved to drawing her bowls on the watercolor paper.

She chose designs for each bowl and drew them in pencil and then outlined using a Sharpie marker.

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After painting her bowls, she glued them onto the black background to complete her project!

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Her finished project!

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Home Art Studio Information

Home Art Studio is an award winning DVD/ROM based art education program, taught by Lindsey Volin, designed for homeschooling families. Every fun art project teaches students experience, but who want to ensure that their children receive a well-rounded arts education.

Here are some helpful direct links:

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