Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Now it Makes Cents


Counting money has been a frustrating skill for Lori to learn. But, as usual, when I bring art into the mix, math isn’t so bad.


So we began by pulling out the grocery adds that usually go to the recycle bin. Then I gave her the task of finding items she could buy with $1. So she began perusing the merchandise and clipping out what she could afford.

Then she pasted them to her paper.


When the cutting and pasting was complete, I had her pick two items she would like to buy, add them together, and then count out the correct change. Then she checked her answer on the play cash register.


Audrey got to cut and paste too, but her only goal was to find numbers and then tell me what they were.


Lori’s comment after this activity: “This makes math more fun mom.”

Mission accomplished.

Fall Fun

Ah, it’s fall again. Crisp, cool air,yummy smells, and gorgeous colors. One way we love to enjoy these sights and smells is by going to our favorite apple orchard/pumpkin patch. It is filled with delightful kid activities.


The girls favorite part is the corn pool. They love to run, jump, and burry themselves in it.


Next comes the rubber duck racing troughs. The girls pump water as hard as they can to get a rubber duck to float to the other side.


Then we moved on to the tractor tricycles…..


The jumping pillow……


And finally, the pumpkin patch.