Friday, February 8, 2013

Snow in Panama!

Snow in Panama???
Did we really have snow here? Well the kids thought so...they tossed cotton snowballs & had a snowball fight!!!

This is how it looked when we set it up...we had some cheese balls, Quaker fish cereal, little plastic balls, some REAL money, AND cotton ball snow:)

 Some of my boys have always been a challenge to get motivated to sit, write, and do school work!  This was a big hit!  He sat, he counted, he ate, and he learned about money.

Snowballs at .10 cents a piece! Yes, we use American money here.  The only difference is that the money is usually called "Balboas" instead of dollars and the coins are "centavos" instead of a penny, nickel, and dime!  We also have a few extra Panamanian coins added to the mix:)

Next we reviewed using tally marks... and then added it all up to see how much we had to pay for all those snow balls we used:)

We also fed fish to a penguin and apples (and cheese balls) to a reindeer:)

 We had so much fun using these they were asking for I made more:)

Now the bigger kids want to have a snowball fight and toss snowballs:) 
 What´s a teacher-mom to do?

You may be seeing some math centers for older kids soon-lol

I love it when they enjoy learning and ask for more...It makes teaching so much easier!!!

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Stay warm this winter:)


  1. What a great idea! If you don't have snow, use a substitute. :-) These look like they were lots of fun.

  2. They were a lot of fun Leah! I am getting ready to pull this out again for a fun review:)


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