Welcome to FRIDAY!!! We have worked really hard to get to this day and I'm really proud of the kids and how hard they've worked these last couple of weeks! I presented them detailed, specific and somewhat advanced material. They listened, took notes, discussed, asked GREAT questions and learned a LOT. Yay for them!
Yesterday afternoon the kids had a GREAT time at Lego club. They built free form for an hour with lots of other kids. I headed upstairs with Ari to play in the children's section. We had a blast!
|loving the library!|
|We sat for 30 minutes playing with these trains...|
|Good lord the rainy weather really does a number on my already crazy hair!|
|someone loves playing with the camera on my phone!|
The sky here was INCREDIBLE last night after all of the crazy rain we had. Ian sent me a picture as he was on his way out of his office and it looks like a picture that was altered but it is in no way! It's incredible.
|view from my deck|
It was Tyler's parent evening and he decided that he wanted to make the cards for THIS card drive. We'd talked about it earlier in the week and just didn't have time to squeeze it into the school day. Oh my heart, I'm so in love with their compassion for a cause - of any kind. So we sat down and created cards. Kendall joined us and it was just a fabulous time. I used to create every single night but now that we're homeschooling my priorities are obviously different and I spend my nights cleaning up the classroom from the day and setting up for the next day's lessons and projects. When I'm done it's about 9 pm and it's time for dinner, a few minutes of relaxing and then bed. All to start again at 5 am when my alarm goes off. So it's great when my kids want me to create with them as it forces me to sit for a few and work the creative side of my brain for non-school reasons. Yay!
|creating, creating, creating!|
|love the focus|
|deciding which of my "Mommy markers" as they call them to use (Copic Markers)|
|he absolutely LOVE|
Below are the outside and insides of the cards that K & T made. The first three are hers and the last four are his:
This morning started pretty standard. Walk, breakfast, morning routine. School started with our spelling quiz then Solar System test. Ty was very focused on the test so he missed the spelling of Mercury (which he's been spelling correctly all week) but besides that they completely rocked the test out!! It took them about 30 minutes to answer all 27 questions. They focused and worked hard.
|a beautiful morning!|
|done and waiting for her brother to finish!|
|yes...they both did fantastic!!!|
|they were relieved to have it completed!|
|treat making time!|
|yes...their hands are SO blue!|
They literally played with this for 2 hours after making it, then another 2 hours when we came home in the afternoon! Their hands are completely stained blue and purple and it's just awesome!
|Ty's face in this picture cracks me up...|