This year I have a second grader, a fourth grader and two ninth graders.
We took first day photos this year...
and gave out our traditional school cones.
And with their new packs of 24 Crayola colors, the boys played Word Roll game from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational. In addition to reading a graph, they had to read the color words printed on the graph and match it with the colors printed on the crayons.
Instead of using flashcards to practice our addition facts, we played War with dominoes. Quentin had to count the two dominoes and determine which one was the larger, or winner. In addition, James had to determined the amount by which the player had won. We played for about two hours straight and had a lot of fun and a lot of math practice.