Playful Learning with Spielgaben ~ May 2015

Playful Learning with Spielgaben is our monthly post sharing Spielgaben in action!  If you missed the introduction to this series, you can see it here and also see links to our past posts. We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.  I will be sharing once a month a detailed post featuring Spielgaben.  You can also see my Learning with Ladybug posts to see what my daughter has done with this learning set!

 Exploring Symmetry with Spielgaben

Lessons We Enjoyed

This month learned about symmetry.  Below you can see screenshots from the pdf file we used from the Math Guide, Play 35.

  Spielgaben Math Play Symmetry

 

I used a piece of cardboard with a line drawn down the middle for our play board.  While playing we used the key word {symmetry} and discussed the meaning.  Learning difficult words comes much easier when natural language is used while playing.

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She really enjoyed copying my designs.

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We made a few letters and discussed how some letters are symmetrical and some aren’t!

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Once she grasped the concept, she made some designs for me to copy.

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The following day we worked on the same concept with a different set.  I took a small video for you to show her in action.

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Free Play

Free play happens quite a bit, I just don’t always get photos!  Here’s a few I captured of her enjoying our set as she explored freely.

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Nature & Inspiration Guide Play

She also still enjoys the guides, and uses the iPad to get ideas.  Here she was building with one of the new sets in version 4.0, you can see how she enlarged the image in the iPad to help her get it correct.

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See the brand new version 4.0 here!

I can’t say enough about the new storage system, it is AWESOME!

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Version 4 retails at US $449.50. The price is higher than version 3.0 because there are a lot more materials. My readers can own this new version at 11% off! As a 1+1+1=1 reader, you can get the discounted price of US $399.50 including shipping to Continental USA.

Special: US $399.50 | AU $490 | GBP $270

Prices are approximate depending on conversion rates. All you need to do to claim your discount is send an email to [email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 and you will be provided with a discount coupon!

Please check directly with Spielgaben for current discount available, prices change with version updates and conversion rates.



Math Play with Spielgaben

Playful Learning with Spielgaben is our monthly post sharing Spielgaben in action, this month we have a MATH PLAY post for you as we have been really enjoying the new math guide!  If you missed the introduction to this series, you can see it here and also see links to our past posts. We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.  I will be sharing once a month a detailed post featuring Spielgaben.  You can also see my Learning with Ladybug posts to see what my daughter has done with this learning set!

Math Play with Spielgaben - ideas for learning addition to 10

This month we used a few math activities to learn and review addition.  These are all from the new Math Guide.  Below you can see screenshots from the pdf file we used. She absolutely loved all of the lessons!

Spielgaben Math Guide Lesson 6

 

For this lesson, the circles were the egg carton and the spheres were the eggs. You can see through the photos how the lesson progressed as we worked on making 10.

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After just using the manipulatives for awhile, we then added in the addition fact written on the dry erase board.

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She then moved on to doing the activity on paper only, figuring out the missing number to make 10.

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Here’s a video clip of this in action…

 

 

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How many are missing was a BIG hit!  We started with just 6 balls, and used those to work together.

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We went back and forth together taking turns hiding.

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We then moved on to 10 small dots, making it a bit harder.

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She really loved this!

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Here’s a video clip of us in action…

 

 

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For this lesson, we had a stick and 10 “marshmallows” which was a big hit! I told her how many I was going to eat, and then she had to figure out how many she would get.

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“If you get 3, I get 7, 3+7=10!”

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The lesson got a bit advanced and I wasn’t sure how she would do with it, but she did great!  It moved from adding two numbers to adding two and figuring out the missing 3rd number to make ten.

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We pretended her little bird was the other one eating marshmallows and we had to figure out how many he got after she knew what we got.

If you get 3, I get 5, then blue bird gets 2!  3+5+2=10!”

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Here’s a video clip of us in action…

 


See the brand new version 4.0 here!

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Version 4 retails at US $449.50. The price is higher than version 3.0 because there are a lot more materials. My readers can own this new version at 11% off! As a 1+1+1=1 reader, you can get the discounted price of US $399.50 including shipping to Continental USA. You can place a pre-order to receive your product by the end of May.

Pre Order Special: US $399.50 | AU $490 | GBP $270

Prices are approximate depending on conversion rates. All you need to do to claim your discount is send an email to [email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 and you will be provided with a discount coupon!

Please check directly with Spielgaben for current discount available, prices change with version updates and conversion rates.



Calendar Notebook Covers

Do you need a cover for your Calendar Notebook? We have some simple printable Calendar Notebook Covers to share with you today! Choose a fun block font for younger kids, or a pretty cursive font for older kids.  Both have 4 seasonal graphics to color to make your calendar notebook cover beautiful!

Calendar Notebook Covers

We shared two different printable 2015 calendars for kids recently and these covers would be great for those, or for any Calendar Notebook you have created!

Since we had a rough and busy last semester, I didn’t even do any calendar with Ladybug, which saddens me since it is so fun and meaningful in Kindergarten.  All of that is changing next week.  She has a new Calendar Notebook, with printables from our tracing calendar and our basic calendar notebook.  I will share her new set up very soon! 

See our Trace & Color Calendar for Kids

Color and Trace Printable 2015 Calendar for Kids

 

See our Dot Paint Calendar for Kids

Dot Paint 2015 Calendar for Kids

 

Here’s our other Calendar Notebook printables…

Daily Calendar Notebook

Download your Calendar Notebook Covers here!

See more Calendar Learning Fun here on our Pinterest board!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Calendar Learning for Kids on Pinterest.



Dot Fun 2015 Calendar for Kids

Last week we shared our new Color & Trace 2015 Calendar for Kids.  Some kids aren’t ready for tracing but would enjoy having a calendar of their own.  I created this dot version for those kids! Use dot paint, or dot stickers, or simply color in the dots each day!

Dot Paint 2015 Calendar for Kids

Learning ideas to go along with these printables ~

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  • At the beginning of each new month, color the focus picture. If your child doesn’t like to color, color together…make it fun!
  • Each new day, dot paint the day, or use a dot sticker and talk about what day it is.
  • Practice counting each day up to the date.
  • Use 2 or 3 colors to create a pattern.
  • At the beginning of each month go through and mark the special days {holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or anything your family celebrates}.  Have your child decorate those special dates so you can look forward to them!

Don’t have Dot Paint {or don’t want to be messy with little ones}?  Use Dot Stickers instead!  Color Dot Stickers

Download your free 2015 Dot Fun Calendar for Kids here!


Looking for more calendar fun?

2015 Color and Trace Calendar for Kids is great for kids who are tracing!

Color and Trace Printable 2015 Calendar for Kids

 

Add these printables to our Calendar Notebook printables!

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Here’s one set up for homeschool calendar time we have had.  Lots of free printables!

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Here’s our Calendar Connections for more fun learning!

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Goose ~ Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

Our next Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready!  I continue to develop literature unit studies behind the scenes and am excited to share our next free printable unit with you.

A few have asked if I am going in the order the books are listed here on the blog, and the answer is NO.  I am going in random order and that list is not set in stone.  On the website here, at the bottom, I will share the next 2 books I am working on so you’ll have a bit of notice in case you need it.

Goose Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

Goose is a favorite book of Ladybug’s, featuring a goose who grows up away from her momma!  The goose feels different from her other animal friends and goes out on her own and learns she can fly!

In this printable unit you will find a sample lesson plan.  I provide a lesson plan idea, but even I probably won’t follow this, it is just an idea.  Make this work for you and your child!

Lesson Plan

 

For each unit, I am selecting Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose patterns, shapes, number words, and counting/writing numbers to 30.

Number Word 3 Part Cards ShapesPatterns Numbers 1-30

  

Lots of literacy activities; Letter G sound, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, writing, and rhyming words.

Letter G is for Story SequencingComprehension Rhyming WordsWriting

  

For our Science focus, children will sort birds/mammals, and sequence the life cycle of a goose.

Sorting Birds and Mammals Goose Life Cycle

  

The first character connection is focused on each of use being special in our own way just as goose was.  The second is about persevering through difficult tasks.

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Bible verses are available in a few different formats, choose the one you like best.

Philippians 4:13 Printable Philippians 4:13 Printable

 

I share more ideas here on our Pinterest board for this unit.

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Kindergarten Literature Unit Ideas ~ Goose on Pinterest.

 

See books and toys to go along with this unit.

Toys and Books to go along with Goose Kindergarten Unit

 

~~>Download your FREE printables here!<~~

We will be sharing our unit study in action soon!  We will also be sharing more free literature based printables soon too.  See other units here!

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