Friday, September 21, 2012

Math Lessons

This week I was teaching my 7 year old daughter, Elaine, about dozens and half dozens. We used an egg carton to count and talk about things in dozens. Today she seen a dozen and a half egg carton we have. She started talking to me about how it could hold a dozen plus six eggs or three sixes.

So began this conversation.

Me: If you had six apples and three people, how many apples could each person have?

Elaine: (holding up her finger) One.

Me: One each?

Elaine: Yes

Me: What are you going to do with all the extra apples?

Elaine: Find other people, cause you can only eat one apple at a time.

Me: Well you can eat more than one MM at a time. So, what if we had six MM's and three people, how many can each have?

Elaine: Two, cause you can eat two MM's at a time. Even a baby could.

I wish I had recorded it, it's really MUCH cutier hearing her say it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Random Thoughts.

School started for us 2 weeks ago, I think. You see we don't do a lot of book work. Mostly Math and reading and learning from real life experiences. So, I don't have an official start date and end date. I'm good with that.

I am seeing that my 2nd grader is retaining alot of information. I thought it was funny that half way through her 2nd grade Math book is teaching her the basic concept of how to read a recipe. She has been doing this for years now. She likes to be in the kitchen with mom.

My boys, 5th and 8th grade, are completely independent with their math.

Rotating chore charts we began using 2 and 1/2 weeks ago are still working out good. The concept is like Smockity Frocks  Paint Chip chore cards. But we use printed sheets in page protectors and washable markers to check off when done. Like this...

IF someone wants to tell me how I can upload a pdf or a working copy of my charts I will be happy to share them in such a way that you can actually read them! lol I have them in Word. Or I can email them to you, if you request them from me.

I stayed up till 3 am last night watching Barbie Diamond Castle on youtube. I am such a party animal.

Yes, I was alone. Yes, I was on a desktop. It was the first time I had noticed that youtube has full length movies on it!

Am I the only weirdo that wonders if some sicko uploads videos on there that start out as kids cartoons and turn into something totally different and inappropriate?

NO!? What?

Ok, I thought I was over thinking, again.