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Gonna Learn Our Multiplication Tables – Or Else

Posted By Jessica Fisher On June 18, 2009 @ 2:09 pm In Homeschooling,Learning | 9 Comments

[3] While I’m digging out the clean surfaces [4] in the schoolroom, the boys are enjoying some free time. Sure, I’m putting them to work on chores, and we’ve caught a free flick [5] this week, grocery shopped, and picnicked at the park, but they have plenty of time to read or play outside. They generally don’t get bored. With four FishBoys [6] entertainment abounds.

But this is only Day Four of summer vacation [7]. We’ll see….

In the meantime, I know that there is data I don’t want their brains to lose over the next six weeks. That will make Back to School that much harder. I plan to have the guys spend some time everyday reading as well as practicing their math facts. I had hoped to find a fun software program to tackle the latter so that I don’t have to hear the whines and groans when I hand them a fact sheet.

In cleaning out the schoolroom I found two large math posters that someone gave us. Use it or lose it, I say. So, I asked myself, “Where do they spend a lot of time where they might actually look at this?”

Perfect solution!

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What are you doing this summer to keep your kids brains from turning to mush?

Get inspired for learning at home with Joy [9].


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