Saturday, August 21, 2010

Views on Our Walk




Math Lesson Planning



Abby and Annie helped Karl with a math lesson plan today. He will be teaching about distance, rate, time and one-step equations. Abby was upstairs dropping a tennis ball down in front of a yardstick taped to the wall while Karl took pictures. Annie "helped" out by catching the ball as it dropped.

Ahh.... The Weekend



Annie loves the weekends and all the extra attention she gets.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cool Beans


Wow! Who knew that beans could last so long and be so educational? I bought these beans for Abby to play with when she was a toddler - pouring, scooping, sifting, etc. and then she moved on to use them as counters for math. Now I use them with my first graders when we learn about volume and capacity and Karl uses them with his ninth graders for the capture/recapture method of sampling in Algebra.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Playing with Strings




Yes, she can only play with these with supervision never when she is alone.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Before and After


This is what happens to Annie's toys. The toy on the left - the blue and green one is new and the black and white one on the right is old - a couple of weeks old. It is in two pieces and we have already thrown lots of "strings" from it away. She loves to play tug and to chew. These toys often have really big knots in them when you buy them. Annie works and works until the knot is all undone.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

You Are My Sunshine

Abby and Karl went to Elitch Gardens - a local amusement park - today and Abby got her face painted.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Looking for Crumbs




At dinner tonight Annie crawled under Abby's chair to look for a bread crumb that dropped. Then she just decided to stay there for a while.

Lavender's Blue ~ Dilly Dilly