These days it has become a routine at home for all 3 of us to play some card games as a family before going to bed. If amma and appa play rummy or if we all play crazy eights or 'go fish' I am the one who keeps the scores and I do the chart too. That reinforces my understanding of charts. And I do this out of passion myself - mom never prompted me to do so. :)
Well, for Today's game session, I won 5 games out of 6 in Crazy eights. That is I pocketed 5/6th of the games - hey there come my fractions!
Our Thanksgiving day project at school is to decorate a turkey picture and mount it on a chart. I used painted wooden spoons and feathers and shiny pipe cleaners and ofcourse crayons to dress up my turkey. I call him "The Clowt". Stop rushing to your dictionary, you won't find it. Now for the meaning.. He looks like a clown and he is a Turkey. So why not call him the "Clow
nt". Get it?!
Yesterday, I ended up doing a self project that helped me practice tally marks. Just like that I was drawing horizontal lines using a new ruler that I bought. Then I drew some vertical lines and a grid was formed. That gave me an idea to fill the squares with numbers. I then thought why not represent each number as tally marks. When I was done, it was a 5 by 6 grid with numbers and tally marks from 1 to 30. I can really see a pattern emerging..Mom and I discussed how the ones place in each column has a pattern and counting by 5's etc. We are yet to scan the page. Mom was amused by the fact that this whole project was my very own idea..