Thursday, September 6, 2012

Show Me The Money or Day 14

Loch Math Monster, by George

I was right and I was wrong. George did read some of Ben Franklinstein. Only he also read some of about four other books, whereas I was reasonably certain his m.o. was to blow through books one at a time.

Today's math lesson was centered around comparing and ordering amounts of money in two different ways, and so I themed the rest of the day around money as well. The poem especially had George rolling.

George may hate math, but he does not hate money. This isn't due to greed, however; it's because money is basically portable Presidential portraiture.

Dot update: she appears to have had some sort of stroke, in that she is favoring one side greatly but otherwise seems remarkably well. I guess I'll stop writing mouse epitaphs.

non-fiction read & react: Bureau of Engraving and Printing: Making our money since 1862
math: Lesson 3, Chapter 2, Houghton Mifflin Math North Carolina, Grade 4
daily poem: "Smart" by Shel Silverstein
music: ukelele lesson (for which we are leaving now)


RLR said...

We have a CD of Shel Silverstein reading some of his poems, and "Smart" is one of the ones included. Once J starting learning about money, he found that poems pretty funny, too!

Lucy Cash said...

It's very clever. George is a huge fan of being in on the joke.