Monday, April 26, 2010

This whole idea of posting a "work in progress" does not work well for me.  Why?  Because many of my "creations" are spur of the moment, I want it done NOW projects.  This one, for example, I saw a scarf at a thrift shop, brought it home, and decided last night that Seed could use a new dress. 
This dress is actually only half of the scarf, so maybe the "in process" can be what I do with the other half!!!  Matching pants/shorts/skirt, or maybe a bonnet?

(My not-so-willing model -- Yes, she did wear it today!)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Math lesson, or child labor?
Well, I suppose if we were receiving the profit, we would need to examine this further.  Since we are not, we call it a math lesson.  Speedy counts out the pennies, arranges them in rows of 10,  then skip-counts by 10 before rolling (mini-muliplication).  He even enlists Sprout's help to roll! 
These are all pennies from their piggy banks. 

When we began, Speedy wanted to donate it all to the church, so they can "send more people to go tell people who don't know Jesus".  He has been donating any change he finds. 

However, he received his first gift-card this Christmas, and we did let him pick and make his own purchase.  He enjoyed that, and now wants to donate half of his change, and save half to buy toys. (I see a nice introduction to division coming!)

Of course, Speedy has NO concept of the value (or lack of) of his money.  Now that he has counted several hundred pennies, he has "lot's of money" to replace laptops when he breaks the screen, or to buy people real Mustangs for their birthdays! LOL