Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Bat Assignments. . .

Lately, my thoughts have turned to getting Joshua ready to start 1st grade. We read a little each day, but I am starting to review things that he learned last year hoping that they will be familiar when he starts back to school in August. He hasn't been real keen on the idea of brushing up on a little schoolwork. So, I thought of a silly way to make it fun, and we have been doing it for several days now ~ and it works!






Joshua is bigtime into being a superhero and saving the world. So, I found an unused journal with a soft brown suede cover. I told him it was his "Batbook." I told him that from now on he would have bat assignments to do. One day he had to go outside and find 5 living things and 5 nonliving things. He had to make 2 separate lists and write down each thing he found. He was all about it! He dressed up in his Batman attire, and took off with Robin as his assistant. Together they found their living and nonliving items.

Yesterday, his assignment was to help the police solve a robbery.

First, he had to record the time of the robbery, and then on another page the time that the abandoned bag of money was found. . .



Then, he had to count the money in the bag and make sure it matched the amount of money that the bank reported missing. . .



Today, when I had him count the money the police found, it did not match the money stolen from the bank. It was one dollar short, so Batman had to search the downstairs in order to find the last of the missing money. We ended up playing hot and cold with it! He loved it! He said that he wants to do Bat assignments everyday for the rest of his life!!!

5 comments:

Amy said...

That's such a cute, creative way to do some school work.

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Seriously, just when you'd think you couldn't be any more fun of a mom!

Christi said...

What a smart, fun idea!

Sammy said...

Brilliant.

Sarah said...

Erin, this is so great! Imitation being what it is, I'm totally stealing this idea for my boys!! Miss you, sweet friend :)

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