Saturday, April 23, 2011

Coins

The boys have been working on a couple of coin collections. One is of the state quarters and the other is a group of Canadian coins they started with GrndmDrdre. I knew that M had a jar upstairs he had been collecting coins in for a lo-o-ong time so we dumped it out and mined it for needed coins.

It was a big job. First they had to separate the different from the regular. Then compare the different with what they needed for their collections.

But it paid off. They found 5 more state quarters and several that they needed for their Canadian collection.


I was just about to tell them they had to clean up their toys when I found them playing chess together. They're lucky.


And this week starts our next unit for school. Poetry. I just finished reading a great idea book for teaching poetry so even though it's Saturday morning we got a jump start. The boys and I co-wrote this poem. E mentioned that we needed the 'and' at the beginning of the last sentence because 'it sounded better'.

2 comments:

Mama Bear said...

Oo! I like that poem, and I do think that it is good with the 'and'. I also liked the one you put in the your comment on my post. Don't forget to teach your boys this one (I will spell it out in case you Canadians don't know this one!)
Beans, beans, the horrible fruit
The more you eat, the more you toot.
The more you toot, the better you feel
So let's have beans for every meal!

The Allen Family said...

I love poetry. Limericks are fun to write. Are you going to learn to recite too? I don't think students learn to recite in p-schools anymore. I can still remember/recite "High Flight - James McGee". "Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth –

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