Card Games to Play with Kindergarteners and Pre-Schoolers

I have always loved to play cards. In fact, for my seventh birthday, my parents bought me 32 decks of cards!!* So, I have been anxiously awaiting the time when my kids are old enough to enjoy a game of cards with me. Crazy 8s. The time has come where now two of my girls

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Probability Resources

Does it seem odd to you to teach probability during our science experiment time?  It seems more like a math topic, right?  Science and math are truly integrated (chemistry, physics, etc all involve math). However, it helps to know how science and probability are connected.  Understanding odds helps us in the discussion of origins.  During

Cycle 3, Week 10 Classical Conversations

Teaching Squares Aside from just memorization through skip chanting and singing, it is helpful to use visual and real life application for teaching squares.  When a student can see it, it becomes obvious why we call these numbers perfect squares – they form a square when we use tiles or color in a graph. Saxon

Skip Counting

Use of visuals 100 charts or other number charts so kids can see the numbers they are saying, or see the amount of numbers being skipped.  Saxon Math 3, Lesson 110 has multiple 100 charts where students are to color in multiples of 3 on one chart, multiples of 4 on one chart, multiples of

"Buzz" the Number

My daughter and I ran across this game and it was harder than it sounds, but good practice on our multiples of 7s. Take turns counting.  For every number that is a multiple of 7 or has the digit 7, say BUZZ instead of the number.  If you mess up, start all over.  See if