Saturday, May 22, 2010

Favorite Things #6

Got coins?  We always seem to be using coins for our Saxon Math lessons.  I despise having to count out ed-zackery (translation: "exactly") how many we need.  Dollar Tree pill box to the rescue...

I can count out 4 quarters, 10 dimes, 10 pennies and 10 nickles nicely in each slot.  Then when it is time for our lesson - easy, peasy, lemon squeezy.

I used my little acetone removal trick on the day of the week labels and had my children assist me in the task.  However, I think I may have ruined my children's health because my sister tells me that lead based paint is VERY tenacious.  About halfway through the removal process (approximately 2.57 hours later), it hit me..."Hey!  This cheap pill box may have lead paint on it!".  But that may very well be what is wrong with me to this day.  I grew up in a pre-1978 house and I'm pretty sure I remember biting on the window sills while gazing longingly outside. 

But seriously if you know of anyone that is in the home construction and/or remodeling industry, thanks to good old Uncle Sam, you may want to send them to my sister's Contractor Training blog for lead based paint removal certification.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Simply GENIUS! I'm always looking around for enough change for our 'money cup' with our CLE Math lessons. Off to find a pill box!