As a former Pre-Kindergarten teacher and now stay-at-home mommy of 2 boys and a sweet baby girl, many people ask me how they can be implementing educational concepts in the lives of their young children at home before they enter school. Instead of trying to come up with a quick list of ideas off the top of my head to answer these questions, I have decided to put all of my lessons into this blog. I, along with so many other parents, want to be purposeful at home with my children and make the most of the time I have with them.
I hope that this blog can help, encourage, and inspire you to work with your kiddos and
get involved in the learning process! The benefits will be endless,
and the moments you share together will be priceless! As Dr. Seuss once said,
"The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!"

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mighty Math Monday: Candy Corn Fact Families from Primary Graffiti

Math Objectives:
* To learn what a fact family is (using the same 3 numbers to create addition and subtraction facts)
* To use addition and subtraction skills
* To use the fine motor skills involved with writing

* Printables from Primary Graffiti
* Scissors
* Pencil

* Another pinterest find from Primary Graffiti!  Cut up these cute candy corns and have your child add up the numbers to find the correct sum.  Then allow them change the numbers around in the fact family.  For example, 3+1=4, 1+3=4, 4-3=1, 4-1=3.  These numbers create a fact family.  There are 50 pages in the download (first 25 are color, last 25 are black and white), so I only printed a few to do right now.  I also printed the page in which you can write out the fact families.

Using your fingers to count is a great
visual way to see each fact family.

I helped Sawyer write each fact family.

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