I had a terrible time with the lesson today. I just couldn’t seem to bring it down to a level they understood. We made it through and moved on to the related “activity” that was supposed to drive the point home on a tactile level.
Build two houses… one with no plan (via fewer cubes because you didn’t plan and save your money) and on with a plan (more cubes because you saved up for it).
NEVER AGAIN will I build anything with sugar cubes.
First, they are not CUBED… at least not squared properly. One way is definitely shorter than the other. My kids did not pay attention to that fact at ALL.
Second, they shed sugar! EVERYWHERE. Barefeet and sugar crystals on the floor do not go well together.
Lastly, because by the time we were done one of my girls was almost in tears and I was reminding I did NOT have little engineers on my hands.
What good idea have you had fall apart on you? A crafty idea better left in your head maybe? Don’t tell me I’m the only one !