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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Workbox Wednesday

Last week was originally planned for a full week, but we ended up only doing ‘school’ two days.  Tuesday we had our first co-op meeting, so we only had a half day. Wednesday we tried out a preschool co-op for Z. Thursday we prepared for C’s bday party and Friday was a field trip.  So this post will be short.  But that’s what is great about Home School --- Flexibility!  We had a lot of learning going on, just not so much in our work boxes! 
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Color sorting…I printed some color cards (these are actually from the educationcubes.com website, I accidently printed them too small for the cubes, so I found another use for them).  The tins are magnet spice tins from Ikea that I use to have scrapbooking embellishments in, but am no longer using.  I have them on a cookie sheet.  I was originally planning to make a counting game with them, and then thought…”why not use them for other things too”, I dug through our art supplies and pulled out some pom poms, and we have a color sorting game.  If you wanted to add some fine motor to this you could add chopsticks or tweezers.  You could easily use a 6 cup muffin tin as well. 

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Here is the apricot Costco container again.  This time he has little dinosaur figures for one-to-one correspondence.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Jen
    I finally have a feature button for the field trip hop if you want to add it to your blog you can pick up the code on the Field trip hop:) Tried to send an email but it wouldn't go thru:(

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  2. Thanks for linking up! Love the shirtless shots of the little guy! My little one won't wear anything except his underwear around the house! :)

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  3. I so agree....we love homeschooling for that reason! Flexibility! Thanks for linking up to NOBH!

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  4. I love this idea! We used muffin tins when my little guy was learning to count!

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  5. Thank you for joining in the blog hop! It's always a pleasure to meet new homeschooling boy moms. :)

    I'm following you with GFC, Twitter and on FB. Happy Friday!

    -Catherine

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  6. I love this idea and am pinning it!

    I am a new follower from the Sunday Showcase. IF you have a moment stop by http://messforless.blogspot.com and say hi!

    Thanks!

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  7. I love the versatility of this! Kids often only need color-matching activities for a relatively short period of time, and using something like a muffin tin is so practical! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page.

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  8. you found some great uses for your 'mistake" and can only imagine more will come along the way. This is a fun way to practice color sorting - adding tweezers or things would be great for dexterity too.

    thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase - can't wait to see what next week brings

    Bern

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