"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Before Post # 32,917

This is a before post of a learning activity I am making for the grands.  Thanks to a coupon and a sale I bought two boxes of  cereal.  Aside from Chex mixes(for Chex treats), I rarely buy cereal.  Since we have the cereal and I have had those that visit munch on it, I now have one empty box.
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Here is the first empty box.  

I took out the plastic bag for the cereal and then cut the box so it was one flat piece.
I used the front of the box as the board, and the back piece I have cut out the basic shapes. 
I am going to cover the backside of all pieces in some paper then I will cover all in clear shelf liner. 
This is the basic level as you can see.  After the boys get the concept I will add several more pieces of each shape so they can stack the pieces.  Once they master circle and square then I will make other boards with a new shape every few weeks.  The extra shapes of circles and squares, as well as all new shapes I will make in the basic colors so we can add learning the colors to this system.  

For the record a very young Jen, way back when taught my oldest shapes so he could work the VCR player.  I cut stickers in a circle and square shape and I had him push the circle to rewind the VCR and push the square to play.  It worked amazing and from that point forward I really enjoyed seeing how much I could teach such wee ones!

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