EDX Education has come out with Rainbow Pebbles. They are a bunch of different shaped pebbles in rainbow colors. Perfect sizes for toddler hands. The one we got comes with 20 cards for your child to recreate. I have found they are a great way to help with counting, color recognition and sorting.
Our daughter has a little trouble with “does not belong” problems. She’d show which ones go together but didn’t quite grasp the idea of choosing which one didn’t go. I used these pebbles as a physical representation for her since she does better with hands-on work. After a few tries she got the idea and is well on her way to mastering this concept. One downside is I think the colors on the cards could be brighter. They seem a bit dark to me but my eyesight isn’t the best so it could just be me.
I recently posted on social media the reviews that my daughter did. They were for the 1st 6 weeks of our 2nd grade year. I got asked a lot about them. How did I make them? How did your daughter remember all of this? I also got comments that it is too much, public school does not do that, your history is too involved, etc. So let's start off with how I make a review. For math it is very easy I make a list of everything she learned. On the last week of that 6 or 12 week any math she does that is on that list counts towards the review. Anything on the list that is not done during the week I give her a few problems on each. Because I want to make sure that she has understood the concepts I make the problems hard. If they are too easy there is no way for me to know if she really understands or if she can just do easy problems. For history I make questions based off what I have read from the textbook. I pull out the key information. We also do social studies and geography. I make questi