Monday, September 12, 2011

Shoelaces, Fractions and Ant Hills

Shoelaces:  After getting baptized last night, Dacia Grace decided that she just had to learn how to tie shoelaces.  So here she is after tying the shoe many, many times!


Fractions:  First grade math is centered around many activities that are hands on.  The intention is that Dacia Grace will learn math from touching, feeling, and tasting math.  What a fun way!  Well this morning’s math topic was FRACTIONS!  What better way to experience how fractions affect our daily lives than by baking.  We sure enjoyed the scones!

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Ant Hills:  First grade science is also very hands on.  Today we soaked a piece of bread in honey and then laid it outside near a rock that we knew had ants under it.  Soon there were ants everywhere.  We fully expected the ants to carry the bread off to their hill/nest piece by piece.  We were very surprised to see the ants COVER the piece of bread entirely and then carry the bread piece by piece into their store rooms from UNDERNEATH the ground.


The piece of bread is still barely visible at the bottom right of the middle of the picture.  I know it is not easy to see.  Mainly we are including this picture so that WE can remember what happened.  :)