Monday, February 06, 2006

playing with money

This morning we had lots of fun learning about money. We made a pretend store and took turns buying things with our pennies, nickels and dimes. We talked about how a nickel is worth the same as 5 pennies, and how a dime is worth 10, and then we practiced counting money too. It was really neat for me to see how easy it is to teach math in a more 'real world' situation, and it was fun for her to be able to apply her knowledge too!

Then E came up with a great plan to make some extra money. She told me that she will look out the window for people walking by, and when she sees someone I am supposed to open the front door and yell out that we are having an inside sale (as opposed to a garage sale)... and then we can sell all of our old stuff in the house. Now wouldn't daddy be surprised by that homeschooling lesson when he came home at night to find all his tools sold for pennies and nickels!!


Auntie Melissa said...

I always loved playing store when I was little. I'll have to remember this when I watch the kids for you in March.

AV said...

You are raising a little entrepreneur!!

jen said...

didja yell at any strangers today?