Copywork from Writing with Ease.
Circling multiples of different numbers on a printed hundred board. This is part of the traditional Montessori elementary sequence for multiples. You can read a great post about the multiples with good pictures over at Lycee International Montessori.
We pulled out the Leprechan's Luck multiplication facts game for St. Patrick's day and the boys have been playing it daily ever since.
The Leprechan's Luck game reminded them of the division race game (division facts) so we've been playing this daily too. You can read more about these games in this post. I suspect they choose them every day because the winner gets three M&M's, second place two, and third one. If Mom get's second place (Me Too ALWAYS gets first place) she gives one of her M&M's to the second place winner. They were already good with their multiplication and division facts, but now they are getting FAST.
Me Too seems to finally understand long multiplication on the large bead frame well enough that I don't have to sit right next to him. Here he is perusing our form drawing idea book to find a fresh way to decorate between his equations.
Kal-el is working a long division equation from our racks and tubes set without the racks and tubes. Just old-fashioned long division.
He is slowly working his way through the grammar boxes. I haven't been pushing these so it will take a while. No worries.
He made a Waseca stencil map of Europe. All of his The Story of the World work has brought new meaning to the rivers on these maps and he likes to trace them and label them.
I gave the presentations introducing the measurement of angles. The boys really liked this and were tripping over each other to put different fraction pieces (pies AND squares) onto the protractor.
Then Kal-El wanted some obtuse angles to measure and brought out triangles from the geometric cabinet.
Me Too likes to fill out the fraction tickets. If I made these again I think I would leave off the line that is supposed to go under the answer. Me Too insists on using it as his fraction bar. He also refuses to write "zero" instead of "zero sevenths" because he says the latter is "more interesting."