Saturday, August 23, 2014

Suzuki Saturday: Counting Blocks

 When I saw these in the Target Dollar spot, I was thrilled!  They make great counting blocks for learning new songs, or practicing a tricky section of a song.  We had great fun building towers as we would play the same section again and again.  I also thought it could make a fun game!

Target Dollar Spot: Counting Blocks

I placed all the shapes in my trusty monkey bag, and made this worksheet.  I broke the song up into different sections, and had her play each section three times: right hand, left hand, together.  We had fun reviewing a difficult song. She enjoyed trying to pick out the different shapes and building towers with the shapes.  Not bad for one dollar!  

Suzuki Practice Game
You can find the worksheet in my drive--enjoy!  


Sunday, August 3, 2014

T-Minus Nine Days

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But really, where did the summer go?  We have had a great time this summer: we had a great vacation visiting New York and Boston.  The kids were able to enjoy some fun camp experiences.  And with Emily, I was able to enjoy so many Munsch books.  
For this week's Monday Made it, I made sponge balls.  This is probably the third summer that I have made them, and I've become quite an expert!  
sponge

For this round, I made a dozen.  I bought the sponges at Target--three sponges per ball and that turned out to be about $20.00.  I did find this picture from PBS.   PBS has a great website for crafting with kids.  It's nice because so many of the ideas are located in the same spot!  
Now I'm going to try and enjoy the last days of summer with my children.  Yes, only 9 days.  I see more sponge balls in my near future, a trip to the arboretum, swimming, and best of all sleeping in.  I wish the alarm clock would just quit working all together.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!  
For more great ideas, take go to 4th Grade Frolics!