By Erin Hines

Gratitude + Math & Music!

Happy Math & Music Monday!

Welcome to November! I love November and all the different activities we like to do as a family. It’s going to be a wonderful and crazy busy month. In this week’s blog, I’m excited to share with you a NEW activity we are adding to our list plus a flashback to one of our favorite “Turkey Song” Math and Music activities! We hope you love it like we do.

Fun Fact

“Gratitude is a choice!” – Marty Grubbs

Isn’t this quote so good? I heard this said on Sunday and thought this is perfect for this week’s blog. I love this quote. Yes, it is not always easy… but it is a choice. We can choose to find the good, be grateful for what we have, OR we can choose to not… but it’s all up to us. I work hard to find the good in everything. Even when it’s not easy… Even when I don’t feel like it… I am NOT PERFECT at it… but it is a CHOICE I try to make everyday!

My grandmother taught me the importance of taking the time to handwrite a thank you/gratitude note, and I am so excited to pass this on to our girls. If you have younger children, I still think this would be a meaningful activity. If they can’t write just yet, they could still draw a picture for a special someone. We are starting a “Gratitude Project” this month. We are going to write 2 – 3 gratitude notes each week. This is the perfect way to practice so many different learning skills all at the same time. Handwriting, spelling, grammar, fine motor skills, etc. just to name a few. We will each pick a different person or family that we want to send an encouraging note to. I am so excited to do this! I will keep you posted on our Instagram and Facebook pages so be sure to follow along!

I also thought it would be fun to take a look back at our favorite “Turkey” Math and Music Activity, “Hand Jive Turkey!” from last year. This blog will show you the lesson in ACTION! It’s the perfect activity to get the wiggles out AND practice counting on the number line! Such an important Math Skill! Go check it out!

Click Here: “Hand Jive Turkey!”

Don’t worry, the fun doesn’t stop here… Be sure to follow us this week on our Facebook Page and Instagram! You won’t want to miss it. We have a fun Joke on Tuesday for “Tell A Joke Tuesday!” A super fun “Projects with Pais on Wednesday” and a really yummy one on Saturday for “Cooking with K!” PLUS lots more in between!


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Have a GREAT Math and Music Monday!