With all the moving we've been doing this year, we haven't been able to be as consistent as I like with homeschool. Usually we just school right through summer, but this year we've had a lot of odd breaks. So we have had a little slipping on some of the basics. Most recently I've noticed that the multiplication tables could use some refreshing.
Basically, it's just a pile of popsicle sticks with an equation on one end and an answer (to a different equation) on the other end. The challenge is to make a line - like a train - putting the sticks in order so that the answer matches the question. This is much more difficult than it looks because, for instance, there are several combinations that multiply up to 36. And if you don't get exactly the right 36, you won't be able to connect them all. So there's logic involved to. We played with this all morning. I think I'll have him do it every day for awhile and see if we can improve his speed.
It sounds like much of the country is dealing with nasty weather. We've had our share. It was down to -24 degrees yesterday (of course I missed getting a picture of that).
I'm hoping it will warm up this weekend. We need to go find a Christmas tree and get some decorations up before we miss Christmas entirely.