More creative school-work today! If I'm not careful, I'll exhaust this years allotment of creativity in one week and burn everybody out!
Uncle Wyatt keeps all his loose change in two bowls on the kitchen counter. Today was the day for explaining the value of each coin, and then having the children count out groups of tens in pennies,
count by fives, and tens with Nickles and dimes, and then make combinations adding up to an amount I would specify.
We had a lot of fun! It would probably take the wind out of their sales if I told them we were doing school!;-)
After they began to get the hang of it, I placed some new pencils, and a couple other items including groups of chocolate chips on the table with price tags attached, and let them shop.
The goal being for them to read the price tag and find the proper amount of change asked for, "buying" the chosen item from mom.
Clay was a little chagrined to find that the chocolate chips had sold out before he got there, which mystified me, since there was a pile for each Little Bug?
The truth quickly came to bare that Sister Sue had helped herself to a second purchase unbeknownst to me! (That isn't shop-lifting, is it?) And don't be too alarmed - each of those "piles" contained only THREE chocolate chips ;-)
Since she confessed when asked, I let it roll and cashed in Clayton's rain-check.
All in all, a very satisfactory outcome.
It was a hoot, and a bit of "school-work" everyone wants to repeat as soon as possible!
3 years ago