Grounding Yourself in Mathematics

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By Karen Branch

www.ctcmath.com

There’s that moment in every comedy where the befuddled comic relief character says, “Wait a second…” as he notices something like his house was slowly emptied of all its possessions while he was distracted by the clever antagonist.

As parents and teachers, we are hoping to instill that moment of pause that something could be wrong in our math students as they solve problems and come across mistakes.  For this purpose, we ask our students, starting in elementary, to round and to estimate.

Building Math Skills

When the students have an idea of what the answer should be, they have a much better chance at catching a small mistake in their work and getting back on the right track.  Parents and teachers, please dedicate quality time to rounding and estimating with your students.  You’ll see that effort pay off as your child progresses through their math levels.

Estimating in Math

Building on the skill of estimation, I like to show my students how to be confident in the steps they take to solve complicated problems by having them ground themselves in a simple example.  I’ll demonstrate this with a topic all math students dread…fractions.

Imagine a cookie that was broken in half.  You are given half a sugar cookie and your faithful dog Buster has come begging at your feet for a bite of it.  You break your half in half and give it to him.  What actually went into your mouth was one fourth of a cookie.  Mathematically:  half of half is one fourth.  Let’s see that played out:

 

How did we get from our question to our answer?

 

We can see that the numerator multiplied times itself all the way across (one times one equals one).

 

We can see that the denominator multiplied times itself all the way across too (two times two equals four).

 

Ergo, to multiply fractions, multiply straight across the numerator and straight across the denominator.

 

Now when your student is facing something like this and can’t remember how to solve it…

 

…they can ground themselves with the example with the cookie halves and solve with confidence.

 

Just one simple trick, grounding themselves in an example they know is true, and students go from intimidated to determined with their practice problems.

 

Try this technique the next time your student is stumped.  Show him that he has the tools to break the problem down and fight for his answer.  When he has earned the answer for himself, his confidence will soar and he’ll be excited for whatever challenge comes next.

 

To learn more please visit www.ctcmath.com to learn more about how to ground yourself in mathematics.


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4th of July Planner for Kids

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4th of July Planner for Kids

Organize a fun and festive 4th of July with our special planner designed just for kids! This planner is perfect for helping little ones get involved in the celebrations, from planning games and activities to choosing their favorite holiday treats. Make this 4th of July memorable and stress-free with a planner that puts kids at the heart of the festivities.

Celebrate Independence Day All Month Long

Enjoy these activities with your children as you celebrate Independence Day, not just on the fourth but throughout July. There’s no need to pack all the fun into one day. Embrace the spirit of red, white, and blue all month long! This approach is especially helpful if you plan to host a 4th of July party. Enjoy the festivities and the company of family and friends, and revisit these activities throughout the month.

When teaching children about historical events like America’s Independence, breaking the information into manageable pieces over several days or weeks can enhance understanding and retention. Consider checking out some library books that explore the history and people behind America’s birthday. It’s a great way to make learning fun and engaging.

Taking your time to enjoy the holiday and integrate learning experiences allows children to reflect on what they’ve learned and to formulate meaningful questions. So, slow down, savor the summer, and perhaps enjoy a few treats from our planner and activity book at the end of your exploration.

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A Few of My Favorite Things Planner

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Staying organized in a bustling world full of recommendations can be tough. How many times have you had a friend suggest a must-read book or must-see movie, only to forget about it later? Or maybe you’ve saved such recommendations on your phone, only to lose track of where you stored them. We get it, and we’re here to help streamline your organization.

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our newest planner, “A Few of My Favorite Things.”

This planner is crafted to suit your organizational needs, ensuring you never miss a beat. Whether it’s books, movies, or websites, this planner is your new go-to resource for keeping track of all the essentials.

For those who are new to our planners, we recommend grabbing the entire set, which will soon be available at MediaAngels.com. I personally love the convenience of having all my planner pages in one place. While I often use digital notes, there’s something reassuring about having a physical copy that won’t disappear with a misplaced click.

This planner is not just about keeping personal reminders; it’s also a great tool for recording gift ideas.

Ever caught yourself forgetting what your child desired for their birthday, even though they mentioned it just last week? Our planner includes a dedicated gift list section for such occasions, perfect for jotting down ideas for friends and family throughout the year.

Feel free to customize your use of the planner—keep the pages that work for you and remove the ones that don’t.

We hope you enjoy this planner as much as we do.

Blessings,
Christina Moss


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Host Your Own Creation Camp at Home!

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Host your own Creation Camp at HomeAre you ready for an adventure through God’s amazing Creation? 🌍✨ With our Creation Camp, you can explore the wonders of the world right from your home! Each day, you’ll dive into a new day of Creation with fun activities, experiments, and art projects.

Let’s explore what you’ll learn (scroll to bottom for details)  and some fun ideas you can start with right way, teaching each day to your students!

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Day 1: Let There Be Light! 💡

On the first day, God created light, separating it from the darkness.

Teaching Idea:

  • Experiment with Light: Use a flashlight in a dark room to show how light can change the environment. Discuss how light helps us see and makes us feel safe.
  • Art Project: Create a “light and dark” collage using black and white paper. Let students cut out shapes and glue them to show the contrast between light and darkness.

Day 2: Sky and Water 🌌💧

On the second day, God made the sky and separated the waters.

Teaching Idea:

  • Sky in a Jar: Fill a clear jar with water and add a few drops of blue food coloring. Shake it up to see how the water and sky might have looked.
  • Cloud Watching: Lie down outside and watch the clouds. Ask students to describe what they see and imagine the sky God created.

Day 3: Land, Sea, and Plants 🌿🌊

On the third day, God gathered the waters to create seas and made dry land appear. He also made plants and trees.

Teaching Idea:

  • Planting Seeds: Give each student a small pot and some seeds to plant. Watch them grow over the week and talk about how plants need water, light, and soil.
  • Create a Mini-Landscape: Use clay or playdough to create models of land and sea. Add small plants or grass to show vegetation.

Day 4: Sun, Moon, and Stars ☀️🌙✨

On the fourth day, God made the sun, moon, and stars to light up the sky.

Teaching Idea:

  • Star Gazing: Take students outside at night to look at the stars. Use a star map to identify constellations and talk about how vast the universe is.
  • Solar System Mobile: Make a mobile using paper or cardboard cutouts of the sun, moon, and stars. Hang them from strings to create a moving display.

Day 5: Birds and Fish 🐦🐠

On the fifth day, God created birds to fly in the sky and fish to swim in the sea.

Teaching Idea:

  • Bird Watching: Spend some time observing birds in your backyard or a local park. Have students draw the birds they see and describe their behaviors.
  • Fish Tank Fun: Set up a small fish tank or a bowl with fish (even paper ones!). Discuss different types of fish and their habitats.

Day 6: Animals and Humans 🐘👨‍👩‍👧

On the sixth day, God created animals and humans.

Teaching Idea:

  • Animal Parade: Have students draw their favorite animals and share fun facts about them. You can also watch documentaries or read books about different animals.
  • Human Body Exploration: Discuss the human body and how amazing it is. Use diagrams to show how different parts of the body work.

Day 7: Day of Rest 😴🌤️

On the seventh day, God rested.

Teaching Idea:

  • Quiet Time: Encourage students to have some quiet time for reflection or reading. Discuss the importance of rest and how it helps us recharge.
  • Create a Relaxation Space: Make a cozy corner with pillows and blankets where students can relax, read, or meditate.

Join Our Creation Camp! 🏕️

Our Creation Camp kit comes with everything you need to host your own camp at home:

  • Teacher’s Manual: Complete day-by-day instructions, reproducible sheets, and directions for each activity, experiment, and art project.
  • Student Notebook: Activity sheets, crossword puzzles, vocabulary games, word search, and a separate field guide book to decorate and put together.

You can complete the camp in one week or spread it out over a longer period—it’s up to you!

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Ultimate Staycation Planner for Kids

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Summer is a great time to relax, enjoy some downtime, and have a whole lot of fun! Whether you’re going on a vacation or having a staycation at home, there are so many ways to help your family recharge and relax.

 A Staycation? Yep.

With a few hints, your kids will find ways to entertain themselves, especially if they are a little older. It’s important to remember that not every minute has to be filled with an organized craft or activity. Embrace the slower pace and help your children do the same.

Our family loves camping, nature hikes, swimming in the pool, and trips to the beach. You might enjoy these activities too!

Maybe there’s a lake nearby where you can cool off when it gets really hot. Getting outside and enjoying the fresh air is great for everyone. In Florida, it gets quite hot, so our kids enjoy playing outside in the mornings or after an early dinner.

More Staycation Tips

During the middle of the day, when it’s too hot to be outside, you can keep your kids busy with crafts, activities, and indoor adventures. This can help them avoid asking for electronics or watching movies all day long.

If your family allows screen time, you can motivate your kids (especially tweens and teens) by having them complete their chores or a list of activities first. Your list might include:

  • Chores
  • Outdoor time
  • Reading
  • Art or music
  • House or sewing projects
  • Crafts

If your kids complete the items on the list before asking for screen time or if you set a designated time for these activities, it cuts down on them asking you all day long. Even house or sewing projects can bring you closer together as a family.

So, make the most of your summer by balancing fun, relaxation, and a bit of learning. Enjoy the time together and create some wonderful memories! And get those summer memories planned with the Ultimate Staycation Planner for Kids.

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Ultimate Travel Checklist Planner: Your Perfect Companion for Family Adventures

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Whether you're planning a cross-country road trip, a local weekend getaway, a camping expedition, or even a staycation, our Ultimate Travel Checklist Planner is here to make your journey seamless and enjoyable.

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable family adventure? Whether you’re planning a cross-country road trip, a local weekend getaway, a camping expedition, or even a staycation, our Ultimate Travel Checklist Planner is here to make your journey seamless and enjoyable.

Why Choose the Ultimate Travel Checklist Planner?

This planner offers something for everyone, ensuring that no detail is overlooked. From packing essentials to fun activities, it’s designed to help you plan and have fun every step of the way. Making incredible memories with your family is something you will never regret! While there will be snags and changes of plans along the way, make the best of it and know you will laugh about it later!

What’s Inside?

Our planner is packed with every list you could possibly need to ensure your trip is a success:

  • Packing Lists: Comprehensive lists for the entire family, including clothes, toiletries, and travel essentials.
  • Activity Ideas: Keep the kids entertained with a variety of fun and engaging activities tailored to your travel mode.
  • Meal Planning: Tips for packing meals and snacks that keep everyone happy and well-fed.
  • Safety Checklists: Make sure you have all the necessary first aid supplies and safety gear.

Tips and Travel Hacks

To give you a taste of what our Ultimate Travel Checklist Planner offers, here are some of our favorite travel tips and hacks:

  • Lists, Lists, and More Lists: We’ve got you covered with detailed lists for everything you need, from packing to activities.
  • Flying Tips: Give your kids lollipops for takeoff and landing. The sucking helps their ears adjust.
  • Entertainment Hacks: Bring stickers and a notebook to entertain your children, or pack Legos in a plastic container (we found ones at the dollar store).
  • Stay Hydrated: Put a cooler in the back of your van filled with water, juice pouches, soda, or whatever your family prefers to drink. This will help you stay hydrated and save money and time.
  • Special Snacks: Pack a picnic and include something special, like a dessert or a fun snack you don’t usually buy. This keeps the experience special and exciting.
  • Self-Serve Snacks: Use small plastic organizers to keep snacks. Filling each cube with different snacks in small portions gives your kids variety and something fun to eat.
  • Road Trip Essentials: Add a plastic bin with a change of clothes for the kids, a first aid kit, extra diapers, and medicine. This way, you’re prepared for any situation.

Make Every Trip Special

With the Ultimate Travel Checklist Planner, you’ll be prepared for anything. From unexpected delays to spontaneous detours, our planner ensures you’re ready to handle it all with grace and humor. Enjoy making incredible memories with your family, and let our planner take care of the details.

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Teaching Your Kids the Character Trait of Decisiveness

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Teaching your kids to be decisive is an important life skill. By setting a good example, giving them choices, encouraging quick decisions, discussing pros and cons, praising their efforts, and using resources like the Character Counts planner from MediaAngels.com, you can help your kids become more confident and capable decision-makers. Start today and watch your kids grow into strong, decisive individuals.Teaching your kids the character trait of decisiveness is important. Decisiveness helps them make good choices quickly and confidently. As homeschooling moms, we have a great opportunity to teach our kids this valuable skill. Here are some tips and examples to help you guide your children in becoming more decisive.

Why Is Decisiveness Important?

Decisiveness means making decisions quickly and effectively. It helps kids feel confident and reduces stress. When kids are decisive, they are better at solving problems and can handle challenges more easily.

Tips for Teaching Decisiveness

  1. Set a Good ExampleKids learn a lot by watching their parents. Show them how you make decisions. Explain your thought process. For example, if you are deciding what to cook for dinner, talk through your choices out loud. “We could have spaghetti, but we had pasta yesterday. How about tacos? They are quick and easy.”
  2. Give Them ChoicesStart by giving your kids simple choices. This helps them practice making decisions. For example, “Do you want to read a book or play outside?” Gradually increase the complexity of the choices as they become more comfortable making decisions.
  3. Encourage Quick DecisionsTeach your kids to make quick decisions by setting a time limit. For example, “You have two minutes to choose a game to play.” This helps them learn to think quickly and trust their instincts.
  4. Discuss Pros and ConsWhen making a decision, discuss the pros and cons with your child. This helps them understand how to weigh different options. For example, “If we go to the park, we can play on the swings, but it might rain. If we stay home, we can bake cookies, but we won’t get any fresh air.”
  5. Praise Their EffortsPraise your kids when they make a decision, even if it’s a small one. Positive reinforcement builds their confidence. For example, “Great choice on picking the red shirt today! It looks great on you.”
  6. Use the Character Counts PlannerA great resource to help teach decisiveness is the Character Counts planner from MediaAngels.com. This downloadable, printable planner is designed to help kids develop important character traits. It includes activities and exercises that encourage decisiveness and other positive behaviors. You can download it, print it, and start using it right away with your kids.

Examples of Teaching Decisiveness

  1. Planning a Family OutingInvolve your kids in planning a family outing. Give them options and let them decide. For example, “Would you rather go to the zoo or the aquarium this Saturday?” Discuss the pros and cons of each choice and let them make the final decision.
  2. Choosing School SubjectsAllow your kids to choose some of their homeschool subjects or projects. For example, “Do you want to learn about dinosaurs or space this month?” This gives them a sense of control over their learning and encourages them to make decisions.
  3. Daily RoutinesIncorporate decision-making into daily routines. For example, “Do you want to do math or science first today?” This helps kids practice making decisions regularly and builds their confidence.

An Important Life Skill

Teaching your kids to be decisive is an important life skill. By setting a good example, giving them choices, encouraging quick decisions, discussing pros and cons, praising their efforts, and using resources like the Character Counts planner from MediaAngels.com, you can help your kids become more confident and capable decision-makers. Start today and watch your kids grow into strong, decisive individuals.

 

 

Christian Self Care for the Homeschool Mom

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Christian self care for the homeschool momAs we step into the beautiful month of May, we are focusing on something incredibly special and essential—God-Centered Self Care. It’s not just about taking a moment for yourself; it’s about refilling your cup with the love and peace that comes from our faith, allowing you to be the best version of yourself for your family and your homeschooling journey.

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Why God-Centered Self Care?

In the hustle of lesson plans, grading, and managing household duties, it’s easy to put our own needs last. But remember, taking care of yourself isn’t an indulgence—it’s a divine responsibility. God-Centered Self Care is about more than just a spa day or reading a good book (although those are wonderful ways to recharge!). It’s about connecting with our Creator to find strength and serenity in our everyday lives. It’s about praying, meditating on scriptures, and walking in nature while reflecting on His creations.

What to Expect in the “God-Centered Self Care” Planner

This May, our opt-in is designed to help you weave self-care into the fabric of your daily life, with God at the center. Here’s what we’ve planned for you:

  • Weekly Inspirational Messages: Start each week with motivational insights that align with our faith and focus on personal renewal.
  • Practical Self-Care Tips: Easy, practical tips to incorporate spiritual, physical, and emotional self-care into your busy schedule.
  • Community Support: Join our Facebook community where we share our journeys, uplift each other, and find common ground in our challenges and successes.

Introducing the “Making Memories” Kids Planner

While you’re investing in your spiritual and personal growth, we haven’t forgotten about the little ones. I’m excited to announce the launch of our new kids’ planner, Making Memories. This planner is designed to help your children organize their activities while creating lasting memories. It’s a fantastic tool that encourages them to develop planning skills and cherish each day’s special moments.

How to Join

Joining is easy! Simply sign up through our website or send me a private message, and I’ll get you all set up. This is your time to shine and grow, not just as a homeschooling mom but as a woman of faith and strength.

A Final Word of Encouragement

Remember, when you take time for God-centered self-care, you’re not stepping away from your responsibilities—you’re stepping into God’s rest. This not only rejuvenates your spirit but also empowers you to continue nurturing those you love with renewed energy and joy.

Let’s make this May a turning point, a month where we focus on caring for ourselves with the same love and patience we give so freely to others. It’s time to embrace a routine that includes God-centered self care, making sure that while our children learn from their textbooks, we learn from our greatest teacher—life guided by faith.


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Spring Cleaning Your Homeschool

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Spring Cleaning Your HomeschoolAs we wave goodbye to the chilly days of winter and welcome the fresh breezes of spring, it’s the perfect time to breathe new life into our homeschool routines. Spring cleaning isn’t just for our homes—it’s also a wonderful opportunity to refresh and reorganize our homeschool spaces, curricula, and learning approaches. Let’s dive into how you can spring clean your homeschool to make the most of this vibrant season!

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1. Sort Through Your Curriculum when Spring Cleaning

The first step in spring cleaning your homeschool is to evaluate your curriculum. Gather all your textbooks, workbooks, and digital resources. It’s time to decide what stays, what goes, and what needs a little tweaking.

  • Keep: Set aside the materials that have been effective and enjoyable for your children. These are the keepers for the upcoming seasons.
  • Toss: Identify any resources that haven’t met your expectations or no longer align with your educational goals. Consider donating these materials to other homeschool families or selling them online.
  • Revise: For curriculum elements that are almost right but need adjustments, think creatively about how you can modify them to better suit your needs.

Helpful Podcasts to help you organize your curriculum and more.

2. Organize Your Homeschool Space when Spring Cleaning

A cluttered space can lead to a cluttered mind. Spring is the perfect time to organize your homeschool area to make it more functional and inviting.

  • Supplies: Sort through all your supplies. Sharpen pencils, restock paper, and organize art supplies. Use bins, shelves, and labels to keep everything in its place.
  • Learning Zones: Designate specific areas for different activities. A cozy corner for reading, a well-lit table for writing and drawing, and a clear space for hands-on projects can help define your educational environment.
  • Display Work: Refresh the area where you display your children’s work. Rotate in new pieces to keep the display current and to celebrate their hard work and creativity. Or create a book of their work using an old photo album!

3. Embrace Outdoor Learning

With the warmer weather, spring is an ideal time to take learning outside. Not only does it break the monotony of indoor education, but it also offers unique and interactive learning opportunities.

  • Nature Studies: Use your local park or backyard as a classroom. Observing plants, animals, and insects can spark interest in biology and environmental science.
  • Art and Writing: Encourage your children to draw or write outside. Nature can be a fantastic muse for artistic and literary projects.
  • Physical Education: Take advantage of the nice weather to incorporate more physical activity into your homeschool routine. Hiking, biking, or even just a walk around the neighborhood can be great for physical health and mental well-being.

Helpful Podcasts on outside learning, getting outdoors, and homeschooling during the change of seasons.

Spring Cleaning Your Homeschool: Fresh Strategies for a Productive Season

Spring cleaning your homeschool is about more than just tidying up—it’s an opportunity to reflect on what’s working, make adjustments where necessary, and set a positive tone for the months ahead. By going through your curriculum, organizing your space, and making the most of outdoor learning, you can invigorate your homeschool experience. Embrace this season of renewal to create an inspiring and productive learning environment for your family. Happy spring cleaning, and here’s to a fresh start in your homeschool journey!


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Celebrating Easter with Teens and Young Adults

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Easter with teens and young adults doesn't have to be a head-scratcher. By adapting your celebrations to include more mature, interactive activities, you'll keep the spirit of Easter alive and hopping. It's a beautiful time to celebrate growth, renewal, and family bonds. So, let's embrace this Easter with open hearts and a basketful of new traditions that your family will love for years to come.Easter’s hopping around the corner again, and it’s a fantastic time for fun, reflection, and family bonding. But as our little chicks grow into big birds, you might wonder how to keep the Easter magic alive. Fear not! Celebrating Easter with teens and young adults can be just as joyful and meaningful, with a sprinkle of creativity.

Easter Activities for Teens and Young Adults

Gone are the days of simple egg hunts (or are they?). Here’s how you can elevate your Easter activities:

  • Epic Egg Challenge: Think outside the basket with a high-stakes egg hunt. Hide clues leading to a grand prize, or make it a digital scavenger hunt with QR codes!
  • DIY Decoration Station: Set up a craft area for making sophisticated Easter decorations. Think egg painting with a twist, using glow-in-the-dark paints or creating emoji eggs.
  • Cook-Off Competition: Whip up a storm with an Easter-themed cook-off. Who can make the best Easter brunch dish or the most creative chocolate treat?

Incorporating Tradition with a Twist

Keep the traditions alive but with a twist that appeals to older kids:

  • Sunrise Service or Reflection: Attend a service together or have a moment of reflection at home, discussing its significance in a way that resonates with them.
  • Basket Building for Others: Instead of receiving, switch it up! Prepare Easter baskets for community members or a local charity, focusing on giving back.

Creating Lasting Memories

The goal is to spend quality time together, creating memories that everyone will cherish. Capture these moments with a family photo shoot in your Easter best or create a video diary of the day’s activities. It’s about making each Easter memorable and special, no matter their age.

Easter with Teens and Young Adults

Easter with teens and young adults doesn’t have to be a head-scratcher. By adapting your celebrations to include more mature, interactive activities, you’ll keep the spirit of Easter alive and hopping. It’s a beautiful time to celebrate growth, renewal, and family bonds. So, let’s embrace this Easter with open hearts and a basketful of new traditions that your family will love for years to come.


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