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September 27, 2018

Race to 10

Filed under: Homeschooling — Tags: , , , , — Mindy M. @ 12:55 pm

It’s that time of year again…The first month of school. Which means going back over what we learned last year, to make sure we mastered all of our topics.

Turns out my poor first grader did not get as from the foundation as her siblings did so we are going back over a lesson that really helped her older siblings.

We call it race to 10. First they learn everybody’s partner in the race to 10. Then every time we’re in the car, wr play race to 10. I tell them I have a 2 (or any number 1-9) and I need 10 and they race to tell me the answer. Oh the joys of homeschooling… You don’t even get a break when you’re driving to the grocery store.

Click here to download the race to 10 worksheet

This is something I created to enhance our beloved Math-U-see curriculum.

Even if you aren’t using math you see, consider purchasing a set of math manipulative blocks, they are super helpful with helping children grasp math concepts. You can find different base 10 blocks on amazon, but I greatly prefer the Math-U-See version. In addition to blocks for 100, 10 & 1. This set has blocks for all numbers 1-10, & 100. It is occasionally found on amazon, but can be ordered directly from Math-U-See’s website

*I do use affiliate links to help offset our RV purchases, if you like what you see, considering purchasing your Amazon items through my links, thank you.

September 25, 2018

A big move…

Filed under: RV — Tags: , , , — Mindy M. @ 2:55 pm

I’ve put off blogging, for forever. We moved, and moved again, and well… Life got in the way.

I’ll give you the quick version. I lost my Jamberry business (still miffed), there was a wedding I was hugely involved in, a car accident, the baby got pneumonia, made a “best friend” connection, lost said best friend, bought 24 chickens & 3 goats…2 goats had tripplets ( in the same month), bought an RV to stay near a with a sick family member, said family member lost their battle with cancer, on the same day my grams broke her hip…got transferred to socal, sold almost all our possessions, bought a monster of a truck, moved into the RV full time, went on some Adventures, sold my mom-mobile, went keto, lost 20 pounds and now I’m trying to get back on track. As I said LIFE…full of ups and downs.

So you’re all caught up. We were relocated to San Diego in June, and we decided it was time to make our dreams of living on a sailboat come true. BUT, we had all the debt from the RV and new truck… So we moved into the RV to practice small living while saving up for our dream boat.

Selling everything we owned except for our family heirlooms and pictures was the most freeing and stressful experience of my life. It’s hard to let go of things you have collected for 15 years. But, we did it and we’ve now been full-time living in an RV (while homeschooling) for 6 months now. It’s been surprisingly not awful.

We’ve learned a lot. So that’s what a lot of my posts will be about in the coming months (plus some obligatory food posts). Things we found that helped us, mistakes we’ve made, I’ll give you a tour of the RV (when I cleaned up)… Basically I’ll introduce you to our RV home, in #MamasTrailer

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