Friday, November 12, 2010

Trials and Tribulations of 4th Grade

We've been getting to know our newest family member and it is hard not to fall in love with him.

Our little girl is having some trouble adjusting to Shadow; but we caught them like this.

We have a lot of homework tonight and it took DH and I about an hour to work out what front end estimating is. These new terms are foreign and last night we read the wrong entry...told him the wrong thing...and he got it wrong.

The next thing that we tried to wrap our minds around were compatible numbers. Here is my favorite definition. What are compatible numbers? Compatible numbers are numbers that look nice or friendly with each other when we do mental calculation to estimate a product, but especially a division problem

So, here we are working with "nice or friendly numbers" and it makes me want to do something easier like steeking...jk...but seriously...

So I'm going to cut this short even though I wanted to tell you that this weekend we are going to a free range farm. They let you feed the calves and I thought my son would really like that. I wanted to share with you how we are trying to eat more whole foods and less processed crap...even if it takes longer to make and spoils quicker.

I also wanted to share with you that I've been working on a new scarf design for Vixenpath. But all that will have to wait since there is still much Math to conquer tonight. Goddess please help me.

Have a great weekend!


Rue said...

Wow, the two kitties are actually within mere feet of each other without hissing or growling! Progress! :)

I like your quote today...all those years trying to "find myself", and look, I was right here all along. hee.

I don't get all this newfangled math they teach these days...learning the multiplication tables isn't THAT hard, that it needed to be replaced with all these wacky work-arounds.

Geraldine said...

They will get to the pal stage, they are already making good progress. Mr. Ched is still so sad, without our dear Mitz. We need to get moved before we can get another cat but oh, how I envy you having a new furry family member! So cute.

Hugs Ruinwen, G

PS: I featured one of your photos at MPP today, unfortunately the linking on WP isn't working right now. :<(

KnitNana said...

Math can be tough, no question..
SO happy to see the two felines so close. It happens faster than you think!