Saving our Change

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 Saving our Change Some say that it’s not worth it to save our change… I say they are nuts and it’s worth every penny.  We have been saving our change for year and half. Can you believe it we saved over $674 and only took 2 days to roll.  The girls started collection of all 50 state quarters and we searched on our iPad to figure out why they put picked certain things for each state on the state quarters.  They picked a plane for South Carolina because that is where Wright Brothers made the first successful flight. Art Class was Continue reading

Monopoly – learning tool

We have played Disney monopoly for the past 3 days and did not watch tv, play on the computer, or listen to music, we just sat and played and laughed and competed heavily. I put $500 in the center for free parking, and every time you payed taxes it went in the pot, so when Belle won the first time she thought it was a million dollars. The girls took turns buying properties and making monopolies on the board, playing the banker, making change, paying taxes, and trying to get their opponent to trade to make more monopolies. Mac went out Continue reading

SMARTER – 5th grader

A note from the McIntyre girls…… Toilet paper is not a toy, but can be used to entertain a cat and the cat may keep rolling it down the stairs if you don’t put it away. Smarter than a 5th Grader Game: You need book from AC Moore ($2.00) money or change This is how we played… Each girl got a nickel to start the game start with a first grader question if you get the question correct then you get to double your winnings $0.10  or 2 nickels then each child would see if they could trade their coins Continue reading

More French, math -money

McKenzey made another 100 on level 2, belle was another story. Isabelle got really mad and frustrated at the computer so I decided that she should take a break and try again another day. Both girls also did khan academy also, I love that site. McKenzey is working on multiplication 1.5 which is 123 x 2, which is giving her a run for her money but I think she is getting it. The girls also watched the 3rd kid biz movie, what can you do with money. There are four things you can do with your money, save, spend, donate, Continue reading

Biz kids

The girls watched a video by the biz kids that we got at the library. This one was the second video in the serious and talked about transactions. The biz kids are really humorous in the way they explain everything and the girls really enjoy it. The girls cut up all the fruit we bought at the grocery store. They did most of the cutting which was very scary for me. We got strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, pear, peach, and apples. We took pictures before we put them in the dehydrator and discussed what would happen while they were in the Continue reading

counting money

The girls started putting the clean dishes away and putting the dirty ones in the dishwasher… They earn extra money for doing extra chores..which was a huge help since i tore my accellis tendon..ouch!! We practiced counting money and making change today… Here is belle doing her best… Here is mac counting money….. this is her favorite subject…. This one is very funny…. And last, here is McKenzey very funny impression of Rudolph…

Fun Facts

I started having the girls do a book report about 2 weeks ago.  The girls each looked up facts on the Internet and then we wrote them down and drew pictures or found more pictures on the Internet. Belle did facts about fairies…and drew pictures at the top of each page… Cover…(Made from flower leaves)… Fairies are widely known as the magical little people who are beautiful, charming, and clever… While they do enjoy pranks and riddles there are tales of some faeries who are not as generous and good-natured Many fairies have wings and are known to fly about Continue reading

learn anything being unschooled

Is it possible to learn anything while you are being” unschooled”? Let’s see, Munchy can tell you the name of each state by just looking at its shape, and most of the capitals. She can multiply numbers which she taught her self by doing computer games, has her own pocket watch and tells me the time every ten minutes and can count money like nobody’s business – She loves learning about sea animals with Magic School Bus and has taught her self how to land a remote control airplane. She is also taking piano lessons which I need to start again. Huggy Continue reading