Today Me Too gets his own post.
With Dad as den leader, Me Too made his own kalimba in this week's den meeting.
He always has something serious to say that makes me laugh inside. This week he pointed to the math cabinet and said, "When I move into my own house I would like to take this with me." "The math cabinet?" I asked. "Yes," he replied. "Well, just these four drawers." He pointed to the four drawers full of the loose equations for the memorization sequence. "I'm going to give them to my wife so she can teach the kids."
Me Too working on a set of Karen Tyler's division story problems. This envelope happened to be missing the quotient, but for other envelopes he had to find for the dividend or divisor. Here is a closer look:
He has been choosing story problems daily. He really likes them. This was his last packet in his story problem basket. I'm bumped Kal-El out of the Evan-Moor basket he was working on and up into the "second grade" basket so that Me Too can now have the "first grade" basket to himself. Kal-El was so excited about the new basket he completed twenty story problems the first day.
Puzzling over the Adverb, Logical Agreement game. The vocabulary for this was tough!
The Animal Stories packets are tough reading for Me Too. He generally needs me with him mostly due to the vocabulary. The cards are hard enough that even I don't always know which animals the description matches. You can dig your way out of this with the control card or, even better, you can look up the animal in the encyclopedia to make your matches. Kal-El is usually happy with the latter. Me Too is usually already tired from reading the card and doesn't want to tackle an adult encyclopedia next.
This was the third packet of Animal Stories in our set.
He worked with several puzzle maps.
He likes working with Montessori geography apps on the iPad as well.
In the last couple weeks Me Too started and finished all of the exercises with the multiplication bead board. Above he is working with the board and the tables charts.
Above he is working with loose equations. Finally, but not pictured, he drew products and had to discover all the equations that fulfilled them.
One of his many word studies was a study of "long-oo" versus "short-oo."
He really likes the Albanesi command cards for geometry. In the photo above he has taken every figure out of the geometric cabinet one at a time and categorized by name on a chart according to number of sides.
He's a busy little guy and only a small amount of his work is pictured. He has been particularly busy with the stamp game. He finished working through our whole drawer of dynamic subtraction equations. He does the equations with the stamps until he understands how to do the carrying. As soon as he reaches that point he prefers to do them just on paper. He did two static multiplication equations with the stamps and worked through all of the static multiplication equations in the drawer abstractly on paper as well. Next week I have to show him dynamic multiplication with the stamps. I need to get him going on the small bead frame as well.