Another “What Works!” post ~ After tutoring my eldest daughter through her high school maths course all the way to graduation, and now working with my junior high daughter in her maths course and doing middle school maths with my youngest, I know that maths matters … but it also can bring tears and the mutters! … Continue reading Maths Matters – What Works!
What Works! Once again I want to share what works when you use Charlotte Mason’s principles. In the more than 14 years of homeschooling until graduation my children have learnt the nuts and bolts of English grammar and language with copywork and dictations. Dictations and copywork = effective Language Arts lessons Ruth Beechick’s “A Strong Start in Language” … Continue reading What Works! Learning Language Arts
This year we started our art appreciation with works from William Adolphe Bouguereau, a very successful French painter of the 1850’s Paris Salon. His paintings are beautiful and my daughters have loved looking at his works. My youngest daughter chose “The Hard Lesson” for our most recent art appreciation lesson. She orally narrated her observations and … Continue reading Wonderful Works of William-Adolphe Bouguereau
This year we started our art lessons using the highly recommended book ~ Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes To begin, Mona Brookes suggests you teach the 5 Basic Elements of Shape. Download my free pdf. version of her chart ~ The 5 basic elements of shape Then she begins each lesson with some warm-up activities. … Continue reading Warm-Ups Works!
I have often made outline drawings of our art work for art appreciation lessons. (The Van Gogh picture “Starry Night” is one of the most popular downloads!) Creating an outline is a simple, really easy and frugal method to create an outlined picture which is instantly ready for your child to colour, apply art techniques, … Continue reading Tracing Outlines of Famous Art Works
Do you want to make your own quick, fun maths worksheets? If you visit my Remedial Maths Activities Page you will find all the Mental Maths downloads. View the original Mental Maths posts here – Mental Maths Practice ~ Fun Worksheets! and Maths Flowers for the photos and tips. These downloads are in pdf file … Continue reading Make your own Mental Maths Practice Worksheets ~ Blank Templates
These 13 pages of Maths Flowers include adding,subtraction, multiplication and division.
Each page is dedicated to one number concept;
+ 2, -2 or x2 and divide 2
3, or 4 or 5 x table
bonds of 10
and blank page for you to customize.
When a child practices mental maths – maths becomes quicker and simpler!
My girls look at their maths charts (mini office A5 mathcs) too much, so I made some fun worksheets for practice. These worksheets reinforce adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with just a few minutes practice every day.
You can download these worksheets ~
South African Coins and Notes We use Singapore Maths which uses American coinage and so I have made SA money Worksheets for junior levels which I use to replace the American exercises. You may download these pages for free. Included in this 13 page download is a little chart which could be enlarged and laminated … Continue reading South African Money Worksheets
Although I love to share what works here on Practical Pages, I acknowledge that I am definitely not a supermom and our homeschooling is often less than perfect! I have shared many of these posts in my “Getting Real” series. Here’s another “Getting Real” moments in our homeschooling ~ Terrible doubts We all suffer from self-doubts, but as … Continue reading Getting Real ~ Doubts