Grade 4, Winter Term, Long Division Block Week 2 ~ Day 2
Today we worked more with long division using single digit divisors. I think the boys are getting the concept, but it is somewhat slow. I have to remind myself that this is the block where the material is introduced and not expect mastery.
While discussing multiplication tables a member of the Waldorf at Home Forum (a paid membership forum) reminded me to do more than just oral practice with the boys, and also to work similar tables together. Today we worked 4s and 8s and I had the boys fill out a blank multiplication table. For T-Guy this is truly practice for mastery, but J-Baby is still working on his rote memorization. Already he has made great practice with his 4s now that I am asking him to recite them alone.
Now that I can see that our basic rhythm is working well I need to bring back guitar and regular hand work and other afternoon lessons.