Today we're moving along as we started our day as most others. I walked with Ari and got everyone up and ready for the day. It was a beautifully warm morning for a walk and the sunrise was beautiful.
Today's journaling spilled over from yesterday's social studies lesson about the American flag. We've been reading this book:
I asked the children to design a flag for their room. I gave them fabric, stickers, glitter, and other art supplies and I love what they came up with!
|Very busy designing...|
|Ty's write up|
|(I love how she spelled tissue and second! hehehe) Those are now on the frequently misspelled list ;)|
After this we had Ian come in (he was home for the morning as he had gum surgery this afternoon...such a bummer) and run through spelling words with them.
We did more work and reading about Charles Darwin and continued to fill in the "Who Was" worksheet. After this Kendall played a multiplication facts game on the computer while Ty had DEAR time. I was making lunch while Ian got Ari up from his nap.
|First, customize a Granny. The more multiplication facts you solve the faster you go to win the race!|
|hahahah...the racing Granny game was so funny!|
|Reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory|
The kids and Ari had lunch and then we headed off to Elm Bank Reservation to meet a fellow homeschooling Mom and her lovely children. It was BLISSFULLY quiet there during school hours and the kids played and played and played for about 3 hours!
|staring at a passing train! he was mesmerized !!|
|Ooooooooo!! A tunnel!!!|
|He, too, sticks his tongue out when really concentrating!|
|Ya...It's about time to go home...|
|running running running!|
|Sittin' on the big chair!!|
When we got home the children had a snack and a few minutes of rest and then Tyler did his computer math game and Kendall continued to work on her research project.
|He's playing a game that quizzes you on subtraction facts. For each fact you get right you can move a puzzle piece into place to reveal the picture when you are done. Super cute!!|
|This one's for Uncle Timmy and Auntie Audra!!|
The children were eager to help with dinner. I'd planned on nachos and they were so excited and basically did it all for me!
|Learning how to cook!|
Ian is recuperating and I'm off to have parent special with Kendall (and Ty)!