# The Homeschool Classroom – January 18, 2016

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN
2.1 Winter Preschool Activities
2.2 Building Math Skills by Comparing Numbers

### 2.1 Winter Preschool Activities

This collection of winter activities will keep you and your preschooler busy until spring. There are counting activities, creative art activities, observation and discovery activities, and more.

www.naturalbeachliving.com/2015/11/winter-preschool-activities.html

### 2.2 Building Math Skills by Comparing Numbers

Introducing important math skills early will help your child master more difficult concepts later. These printables for counting, number recognition, and number comparison will add colorful, creative methods to learning these concepts.

www.themeasuredmom.com/comparing-numbers

ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL
2.3 Phonics Notebooks
2.4 Multiplication Checkers

### 2.3 Phonics Notebooks

Creating notebooks for your students to learn and then review necessary concepts and facts is a great way to create a library of information. This blog post teaches you how to use notebooks to develop your child’s phonics fluency. The pages included in the blog are for purchase on the Teachers Pay Teachers website, but you could use any similar stories/worksheets to create a notebook of your own.

http://missgiraffesclass.blogspot.com/2016/03/phonics-fluency-notebooks.html

### 2.4 Multiplication Checkers

Memorizing math facts doesn’t have to be boring. While flash cards and other triedandtrue methods work, adding a little fun to the equation might reduce the time needed to master these facts. This multiplication checkers game could be fun, creating a great way to enjoy the process.

http://teachbesideme.com/math-checkers

HIGH SCHOOL
2.5 Writing Prompts that Intrigue
2.6 Topics in Precalculus Reviewed

### 2.5 Writing Prompts that Intrigue

Getting students to write is sometimes a matter of finding the right topic. These writing prompts are not run of the mill. A few of them might cause your high schooler to put pen to paper and get a little creative! You may want to review the list to determine suitability for your family.

http://smallworldathome.blogspot.com/2014/12/100-not-boring-writing-prompts-for.html

### 2.6 Topics in Precalculus Reviewed

These topics in precalculus can be used to review and prepare to take a calculus class or for extra review with your current curriculum. There is a section on algebra needed for calculus, pre-calculus geometry needed for calculus, as well as precalculus trigonometry.

www.coolmath.com/precalculus-review-calculus-intro

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