Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dollar Store Centers #10...

While I love shopping at the dollar store to make up new learning centers, it's nice to find one ready to go too. They really have a great learning section which I frequent way too often. Ashton did great with these synonym and antonym match ups:

I so need to make sure to do more learning games with her because she always has this face when doing centers as opposed to the angry face I sometimes (I know, shocking, right.) receive during school hours:

It was a good activity with some good words, especially for a dollar.

My girl is growing up way too fast!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Take a Shot at Drilling...

Always looking to add a little fun, we took our math practice to the court, the basketball court that is. I would flash them two numbers. Ashton had to add them, and Jackson had to multiply them. The first one to answer got to take a shot at our basketball goal. The first to 21 was the winner, but when math facts are being learned we're all winners. That's how I felt anyway :)

I think this is what you call a game face: As an awesome added bonus, it kept these two still for a couple minutes anyway as they cheered on the drillers:

So, come up with a reason to get outside and for a reason to count it as school as well!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


We just did a mini-lesson on symmetry and wanted to follow it up with some much needed art. After talking about all the places in nature that symmetry can be found, I challenged them to create a symmetrical butterfly. I was so proud of what they came up with. I loved Jackson's mean butterfly:

Ashton did a great job as well:

These came out so well I think a framing might be in their future!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cars for Sale...

Imagine my surprise to come outside one day to find my little entrepreneur girl had turned our driveway into a car dealership. She already had some interested customers (it might've had something to do with the fact that she was "selling" their cars).

She was really putting the sell on this handsome customer: I love his look here like he's really thinking it over or maybe he's just trying to negotiate:
Apparently he feels like he got a good deal and seems pleased with his purchase:
She made signs and money and everything :)
This is a full service dealership and even offers repairs. They're free I'm sure!
I thought I was just there taking pictures, but she talked me into making a purchase as well:
I love how she always includes the twins in her play and they eat it up.