Natalie and I introduced math today with a "Why Do We Need Math?" presentation. It went really well. We started with some brainstorming and then jumped right into this Powerpoint. It is filled with photographs of numbers in our environment. If you want to try it out, just click on the photo.
The past couple of years I have read "The Crayon Box That Talked." It is a quick read but I love the message behind the book--importance of each person being different. I do a follow up activity where I ask them to color a picture using the box of crayons that I give them. When they open the box, they find that every crayon is the same color. I LOVE hearing their reactions to this. It is so much fun every year.
Maria and I met up at Gabriel Brother's last night with our girls. They were BEYOND excited to see each other. I think there was quite a bit of squealing involved. You never quite know what you might find at Gabe's. Here's what they found...
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So I just have to share...on Wednesday, I was in bed at 7. But I could have fallen asleep at the dinner table if my kids weren't so loud :) Happy to have three days to recoup from the week!!
Thanks to Doodle Bugs for this great linky!! I love it.