Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Henry had two really good uses of his imagination yesterday. Meg told me that for a long time in the afternoon he constructed a pretend "dance pad" in the sand box for hundreds of people to dance in. He also came up with the idea that he and her should make pretend coins, small bits of blue construction paper cut into circles with "jewels" glued on them. He insisted that only "American colors" were used.

This morning Meg told me this cute story:

Henry just said that I was wrong when I told him that 4 + 2=6. He then asked me where his computer was, and said "I'm going to show you." He navigated through the menus on his computer to the "Add it up" function. And then after a few adding exercises, he said "See, you're wrong."

Hazel's also been all fired up lately too. Her actions words have grown in leaps and bounds. We've heard, sit, share, trade, watch and others. Her nouns have grown a bunch as well.

Last night I searched a lot of coin.

46 small dollars and 46 half dollars had nothing.

10,200 quarters produced one proof quarter (2006S SD), two silver Washingtons (1962D, 1964D), seventeen Canadians, two US dimes, one Bahamas 25¢, one Barbados 25¢, one Dominican Republic 25¢ and one Bermuda 25¢.

5,750 dimes yielded three silver dimes (1940, 1946, 1964), five Canadians (including one 80% silver, 1960 dime), two US pennies and one Swiss ½ franc.