Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
- Pan balance with weights in grams
- Graduated cylinders in milliliters - 50 ML and 100 ML
- Thermometers with Fahrenheit and Celsius
- Measuring cups with ounces, milliliters, and cups
- Measuring spoons in teaspoons and Tablespoons
- Eye droppers
- Magnifying glass
- Measuring Tape with centimeters and millimeters
- Ruler with centimeters and millimeters
- Make sure to have these materials accessible to your child, and incorporate the use of them into your family routine to ensure your child's success in measurement
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I'm looking forward to this fun game!
Looking for a fun way to explain sides, vertices and shapes? Why not try these “shape flashcards”? First do a shape review on a white board or piece of paper. Then give your child a few index cards and some tooth picks. Have them make flashcards for each of the shapes.
First glue the toothpicks to the cards to form the shape. We found that running a small bead of white glue on the toothpick, then placing it on the card worked best.
After they make the shapes with the toothpicks have them label each card with the information you had discussed.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Many students lack geographical knowledge even at a time when global events are pivotal to our everyday lives. Here are some ideas for using the daily paper to help your child bone up on his/her geography skills:
1. Read today's news looking for items that take place in the nation. Then have your child locate them on the US map here. You can also use this on-line US map (if you scroll over the state it shows the name of each one.
2. Read today's news looking for international items. Then have your child locate them on the maps located here.
3. Locate the detailed weather information in the newspaper. Which city has the highest temperature? Locate it on a map. Find the city with the lowest temperature and locate it on the math. Find the latitude and longitude of each place.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Here is a fun game to help your child learn how to use a number line. The child uses the mouse to select a spot on the number line that is close to the number given. The program will ask your child to zoom in until they find the right number.