Ask your child to share with you the new math game we played today. To play, all you need is a deck of cards with the K's, Q's, J's and 10's removed. Each player flips over three cards and creates the largest number they can with the digits on their cards. The player with the largest number wins all the cards. The game ends when one player has all the cards in the deck.
You can also play by creating the smallest number with your cards. This is a great way to practice place value and comparing numbers.
Today we discussed this quote by Jane Yolen:
"Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up."
Ask your child what this quote means to him/her?
We also talked about how writers work hard to get better and set goals for their writing. What is your child's writing goal?