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    #16
    Re: R&S Math 2

    At first I thought this was a convoluted and confusing teaching aid. I couldn't figure out the bigger purpose. After using the chart as described in the teacher text, Michelle T's above reponse is spot on. Buy the poster set if you're not crafty or don't have time to make it. It was a very useful chart to teach the upper facts.
    Married to DH for 13 years. Living the rural life in the Colorado mountains

    DS10- Simply Classical 4 / Grade 3 Classic Core,
    DD8- Grade 2 Classic Core,
    DD 6- Classic Core Kindergarten

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      #17
      Re: R&S Math 2

      Originally posted by Michelle T View Post
      Basically you are teaching the fact families as triplets. Rather than just teaching 7+5=12, you are teaching 7,5,12 . Those triplets belong together. 12 will be the big number on the clover, one bee wing will have a 5 and one a 7. Your child will be taught 7+5 =12, 5+7=12, 12-7=5, 12-5=7. After this lesson they will look at the blossom chart with the 12 clover and during the warm-up recitation for math will say: 7+5 =12, 5+7=12, 12-7=5, 12-5=7. As they learn other triplets for the 12 clover (6,6,12 and 8,4,12 etc) they will add this to their recitation as well. The practice pages facilitate learning of the facts as triplets. So students begin to know, 7,5,12.

      Does this help? It is basically a different technique to memorizing the facts. Personally, buying the blossom charts for $15 is worth every penny especially for a non-crafty person such as I!

      Michelle T
      That does help thanks! I've printed off and laminated the files kindly shared earlier in this thread and may pretend teach the lesson tonight before I real teach it! We are new to R&S and I want DD to be impressed
      DD1: Third grade
      DD2: First grade
      DS 1: preschool bibliophile
      Me: Autoimmune Protocol athlete who misses Alaska

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        #18
        Re: R&S Math 2

        I'm afraid if you teach the lesson the night before, you will soon burn out! That is a lot of teaching. Rod & Staff is set up so you can basically "read" the lesson. It is scripted! There is no shame in having the teacher book open and reading the sections. You will see that the lessons are repetitious in nature, so as you get further into the year and are more comfortable with the lesson lay-out , you will be able to read less but still use the information as a guide. I am confident that in no time you will be a ease with the material. But, should you need us for anything we are here!

        Blessings,
        Michelle T

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          #19
          Re: R&S Math 2

          Originally posted by Michelle T View Post
          I'm afraid if you teach the lesson the night before, you will soon burn out! That is a lot of teaching. Rod & Staff is set up so you can basically "read" the lesson. It is scripted! There is no shame in having the teacher book open and reading the sections. You will see that the lessons are repetitious in nature, so as you get further into the year and are more comfortable with the lesson lay-out , you will be able to read less but still use the information as a guide. I am confident that in no time you will be a ease with the material. But, should you need us for anything we are here!

          Blessings,
          Michelle T
          On second thought, yes, I agree! And actually it turns out that DD doesn't know her 9 and 10 fact families down cold, so we are going to back up and use the boats and stuff, which seems a bit easier to implement and it will help me get into the groove of R&S.
          DD1: Third grade
          DD2: First grade
          DS 1: preschool bibliophile
          Me: Autoimmune Protocol athlete who misses Alaska

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