"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all."
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Math Message and Peter's Suitcase
Thank you to those of you who shared their morning message ideas. My kids are becoming familiar with our new routine in the mornings and it's going great. I had mentioned before that I wanted to start doing something similar for math. I was a copycat again and used Deanna Jump's title "Think Math". Love that title! We did a money story problem today and I have this one ready for tomorrow. We've been doing problems like this for awhile now, so I don't think my kids will have a problem coming up with the correct answer. I hope not anyways!
We also made suitcases to go along with our reading story this week, which was Peter's Chair. In the story, Peter decides to run away from home because of his new baby sister. He takes with him his toy alligator, a baby picture of himself, and his chair. We did a writing activity that named the things we would have taken if we were Peter. Afterwards, we decided if our choices were smart ones. We learned that taking a playstation, DS, and Wii wasn't all that wise! :) Some of my sweet kids wrote that they would have taken a book....I love that they are developing a love of reading! :) :)