By Erin Hines

Why We Do What We Do!

Happy Math & Music Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  I can’t believe this is the last week of February.  Time is really moving.  I am so excited about this week’s blog.  I often get questions about the different activities we do with the girls each week, so I am excited to tell you more about them and why we do what we do!  I hope this helps explain them and encourages you to maybe do some too!

Fun Quote

“When every action has a purpose; every action has a result!” – unknown

I love this quote.  It’s the perfect quote for this week’s blog.  I first saw this quote while working out at the gym, but I think it can be applied to almost anything.  This is exactly what I try to do with our girls each week. Yes, life is crazy, and yes, we have a lot going on, and yes, it would be easier to not do them, but we really enjoy doing our different activities throughout the week, AND it helps them apply the learning outside of the classroom.  It also keeps us learning together as a family, which is the purpose behind every action/activity – to keep learning and doing just a little better everyday.   

If you don’t follow me on Facebook (@allydogdepot) or instagram (@mathandmusicmommy) then you might not know what I am talking about.  So go follow! Lol Each day of the week we do a different activity that applies to our Math and Music concepts that are covered in the many Math and Music videos featured on our website.  On Monday, I post the new blog of the week to celebrate “Math and Music Monday!”  My blog topics are designed to encourage families to incorporate in different ways Math and Music in their everyday lives with their children.  I also like to post an encouraging quote for Motivation Monday!  This is designed to help us all be encouraged and to start the week off with a positive mindset. 

Family Fun!
Motivation Monday!

On Tuesday, I like to post about TWO different things.  First, I like to post “Talk About it Tuesday.” This can be a variety of different topics.  It could be great questions to ask your children to keep the learning going or a post about what this week’s activity looks like.  This changes from week to week.  Second is a fan favorite, “Tell A Joke Tuesday!” We know it’s important to laugh together as a family AND spread a little joy and happiness to the world around us… and we do this through a JOKE!  

Talk About it Tuesday! "What is your favorite Math and Music Video?
"Tell A Joke Tuesday!"

On Wednesday, I like to post “What We Did Wednesday” and “Projects with Pais on Wednesday!” “What We Did Wednesday,” continues the discussion and shows in more detail about the week’s Math and Music activity.  Then, “Projects with Pais on Wednesday” shows the learning in action.  These projects, picked by Sister P, are kid friendly and designed to practice in the “real world” the different math concepts.  Concepts like: sequential order, counting, number sense, patterns, etc. 

"What We did Wednesday!" We counted while eating our snack!

On Thursday, I like to post the quote of the week for “Think About it Thursday!”  This is always the day I need a little positive quote to get me to Friday!  I also like to sometimes post some fun “Throw Back Thursday” so be sure to keep a look out for these.  I think it’s always fun to look back at old photos… don’t you?

"Think About it Thursday!"
"Throw Back Thursday!"

On Friday we always do a “Fun Friday” post!  This changes from week to week.  So be sure to follow along.  I also will start very soon doing a “Feature Friday!” You won’t want to miss it!

"Fun Friday!"

On Saturday, we post our “Cooking with K on Saturday!” This is something Sister K wanted to do to show how she likes to use her “math” and learning skills each week.  These are always fun to watch and do with the girls. 

On Sunday, we post a “Family Selfie Sunday!” photo.  I love this for so many reasons.  One, it shows what is most important… Family Time!  We do it because we want to encourage others to stop, take a quick photo of your family so you have it.  We’ve been doing it for over a year now, and it’s so fun to look back and see how much the girls have grown.

"Family Selfie Sunday!"

Well, that’s our week’s plan.  I hope this helps you better understand why we do what we do each week.  As always, please feel free to reach out, email or message me with ANY questions or ideas! I’m always here and happy to help in anyway and LOVE hearing from you!  

Don’t’ worry…we do have some SUPER Fun things planned this week! Be sure to follow us this week on our Facebook Page and Instagram! You won’t want to miss it. We have a fun NEW 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 on Saturday!”  PLUS lots more in between! 

Thanks for stopping by!

We hope you all have a wonderful Math and Music Monday or even a wonderful Math and Music WEEK!

Don’t forget to check out our Math and Music Videos to keep the learning going this week! As always, we would love to hear from you on how things are going! Be sure to follow us on Instagram @mathandmusicmommy and Facebook: Ally Dog Depot. Oh, and if you like what you see, please share with a friend!

Have a GREAT Math and Music Monday!