We played a game today that it's been a long time since we played. I call it the "Roll Over Bears" game, and originally I use it for practice recognizing the numbers 1-12. Now, however, we use it for practice in subtracting, I guess. It goes with the song "...and they all rolled over and one fell out, there were ___ in the bed and the little one said 'Roll over, roll over..." We start with 12 (because that's how many bears I made originally!) and Bear finds the number, puts it in the right place, we sing the song, she takes one away and figures out which number comes next. She really enjoys it and, today, she and Deco had fun taking turns removing the bear that had rolled out of bed! (Although I did have to referee just a couple of arguments over whose turn it was !)
We did 5 exercises in Horizons math and I had Bear work on reading the instructions, so I was able to combine reading practice with math! Yay! I love it when I can combine stuff like that!
I wanted to finish up with something that was pure "fun" so I got out a couple of puzzles for The Kids - Strawberry Shortcake for Bear and a letter puzzle for Deco. They both needed help, Deco more than Bear, of course, but it was fun. I'm always amazed at how well Bear can DO puzzles because I'm so BAD at them! I must say, however, that I've gotten better since helping Bear! Of course, they're all kids puzzles, but, hey, I'm proud of myself! We listened to "Frog and Toad all Year" on tape while we did the puzzles
It hasn't been a terrible exciting week, but I realized this week that I can't imagine NOT doing this. I'm so excited to watch them BOTH learn and to know that I have "done" that - with God's help, of course! I certainly couldn't do it without Him!