"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." - La Rochefoucauld

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Scholars Week Two: Magnificent Money

Week two focused on numbers and money. Our activities included counting and practicing writing numbers. I bought some ball jars at Meijer and numbered each jar. Then we used rice, dried beans, nuts and seeds for the counting. They had to fill each jar with the number indicated on the jar. I liked this activity because we got to snack on healthy food along the way.

Our other activity was an in-house grocery store. For a few weeks I collected boxes of of food and labeled them each with a price. Each kid got a certain amount of money to spend in the store and we all took turns being a cashier or a shopper. We already had toy cash register and a shopping cart which complemented our activity well. Other then Lana trying to eat a few coins, the week went pretty smooth. :)

1 comment:

Kara said...

I love the counting idea. We have piggy banks, but this is a creative way to have them practice counting to a specific number...LOVE IT!!