“What have you been writing, lately?” – has been the query from several in the past few weeks,…and my honest answer has to be, “Lesson plans.”
Homeschooling here,…a little unexpected as we didn’t anticipate homeschooling our little guy until next year. That was kinda the plan with self-publishing my books as I’ve several waiting in the wings and the strategy was to get them out before next summer,…but have you noticed,…life never seems to go by plan.
Change is always in the air,…and usually when you least expect it. Sometimes it is welcome, sometimes not,…but I am very blessed to have a very wise big brother for a mentor, “Change might not be what you want,…but what you need.”
My little guy “needed” to begin homeschooling,…and with him it’s always no contest for top priority. The one-on-one instruction has yielded FANTASTIC results,…as our little guy is hitting all of his academic and social goals out of the ball park.
“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach them they way they learn.” – Ignacio Estrada
Let’s get real, the world is not going to stop spinning if I don’t get my books out on their production schedule, and trust me,…I am not lacking for creative outlets. I am pecking at the editing for those books, sketching some ideas for a children’s book, but mostly I am creating targeted educational content for my little guy.
Have you priced educational workbooks, lately?
Forget fiction, perhaps I should dive into penning textbooks,…the price point is mind-boggling! However,…DIY,…is always an option,…and one I love, but the time factor if you make the stuff yourself is lengthy,…that’s why I was wanting to share,…some math. Or rather math worksheets,…that can be used as is,…or laminated for reuse. No laminator? Stick the sheets in a clear plastic paper protector to use with dry erase markers,…although I suspect you already know that tip,…if you are interested in gleaming free work sheets.
Speaking of free,…
“…for it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2: 8-10
Can’t ever take Salvation for granted, especially when we are coming up on the holiday season when the true message of Christmas gets so lost in the glitz and glitter.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” – John 3: 16-17
Exchanging the glory of heaven for a humble stable,…
What a change in life plans.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:11-13
Maybe you don’t need any math,…today, but I hope you can take away some encouragement,...that you are loved,…you are valued,…your life has worth!
Pointing you back to that stable,…the first step toward calvary,…for you,…and for me. It really makes any blip in our life plans come into perspective.
Now the other free stuff.
Please notice these worksheets aren’t ‘cutesy’ by design, as I find the ‘cutesy’ stuff distracts my little guy, but one could always use stickers or stamps galore to individualize these sheets if that’s what motivates your students.
This first (pdf) sheet is a simple number assessment,…we use number cards at random or roll dice to generate the numeral.
These targeted (pdf) worksheets can be individualized (Addition/Subtraction/Multiplication/Division) according to what is needed.
Plain ol’ Number cards 1-200 (pdf),…’cause my little guy doesn’t get tired of counting!!!
These cards are a labor of love,…it’s not exactly quick to type 1-200 into the application, but here they are they are DONE,…and if these can save another time-pressed teacher a little time, then, “Hurray!” Tip: I first glued the card sheet to a plain sheet of paper,…let dry so glue won’t gunk my scissors, and then cut out and laminated. The plain sheet of paper makes the laminated cards stiffer, blocks the numeral when face down so zillions of memory games can be played, and the glued sheets makes the laminating process so much easier.
The next PDF is kinda a hodgepodge of worksheets,…
Shout out to this 100s chart worksheet,…my little guy loves a 100s chart so this was right up his alley!
The beauty of these next worksheets is that you can use them for so many different applications!
My little guy likes it a lot when HE gets to pick the numbers to put into his worksheets, and he’s a sport about not just picking the easy stuff!
Another new day = another chance to make a difference.