Wednesday, March 7, 2007
The Three Rs.....
Reading, (w)Riting, and (a)Rithmetic.Today we read Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
and then we wrote our own sequel together. It started out with me writing what Princess
told me to, but I was taking too long so she took over the pen and wrote it herself.
I even broke out the Scholastic Children's Dictionary to show her how to use it to
see if we spelled tractor correctly, and I thought I was adding this lesson quite smoothly
when Princess said "You know I don't need to learn all this right now, I just want to write my story".Point taken Princess.
After she wrote her story and read it to me (I sure couldn't have read it myself,lol)
she wanted to "do math".OK, I emptied the egg carton that holds her "play eggs"
and we used some puff cereal to count to 12. She enjoyed that, but wasn't interested in
eating them, so now she is putting them into an empty bread crumb container to "make an instrument".
She is counting them as she adds so is it still math?