|5 more weeks!!!|
In other news, Parker is slogging his way through first grade mathematics. The state has bought into the Federal Government's new Common Core campaign, which means all the old ways of teaching matheatics (such as the way Holly and I were taught) has been thrown out the window. Parker has been spending his time with these boxes and lines called "number bonds." Observe them below.
|"Number Bonds"...the latest thing to hit elementary school mathematics|
The sheet on the left is Parker's homework of making number bonds out of the number nine. The sheet on the right is somehow supposed to help with this endeavor, but Holly and I couldn't make heads or tales of how. Maybe it's just supposed to make kids wish they were reading books instead of doing math. Parker and I just sorted out buttons into two groups to make nine instead. Parker understood that.
As for Carter, he's just proud that he got to do two fire drills in Pre-K today!
|Carter in 'da Puddles...Circa June 2013|