So there I was. Lost in the garage, hoping nothing frightening would attach itself (permanently) in my dreads.
Found the scarecrow.
Then the bag full of jack o-lanterns (I love them so!) and ghosties.
Eventually I found the harvest pumpkins, and the besom for the front door.
I had only planned on getting out the autumn things, but you know how that goes.
May as well make the declaration, hmm? Hang the hat at the front door.
Oh, and there's Glenda. She's my favorite.
I do love adding that bright orange to my livingroom (oddly enough)....
Math 1-2 for Trev and I.
We both figured he was pretty well past any info there, but I thought we could review just to see. (And he was game.)
Trampoline multiplication. Something I made up.
I asked what number they wanted to practice with... "Three?"
"Yeah!" they said.
Starting with 0, I wrote numbers around the tramp. I told Maddie she could find any number that I mentioned, for Trev, he needed to find the answer to the problem.
0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15... and so on.
Maddie made it extra confusing by shouting out numbers... "Three!" she'd say.
This was an interesting practice, for we don't have a requirement of the multiplication tables around here (ie 'here's the table, now you memorize it')... there was lots of adding and subtracting going on as well.
"Well, three times two is... three twice--three plus three..."
"Oh! Six. Plus three more is nine!" And he'd jump to the number.
"Three times nine!"
"Well, three times ten is....minus three...and notice again that any number that adds up to nine is divisible by nine..."
Lots of fun, that. :) (And the babes agree.)
This is how my children play. Lots of funny business while games and whatnots go on.
And more jumpin'.
And more MathBlaster.
And more jumpin'.
An' dinner and part three of America: The Story of Us.
And then a little after-dark family bike ride.
Good enough for me.