We started back this week and it’s been a good one. I’ve managed to make an actual cooked breakfast two mornings in a row, read the Bible to the girls at the table, kept them off the computer all morning, started chores, and began real schooling by 9 each day. This is a pretty major feat around here. Here’s our update, by subject:
Language Arts: Maddie learned about “hyperbole” this week (as if we needed anymore hyper anything around here). After getting the pronunciation down, she showed me a list of examples she came up with. My favorite? “That movie is so old it was narrated by Adam.” Get it? I thought that was pretty clever of her.
Math: I taught the girls how to play real Monopoly this week. Be gone, boring JV Squad Monopoly! Chloe is begging anyone and everyone to play with her and is getting a crash course in three digit subtraction. “No, if she owes $280 and she gave you $500, then she gets $220 back, not $320.” I like this way of doing math.
Science: Katie and I read several pages in one of our science books today and answered a lot of activity questions about birds. We read about 8 pages (all about birds), and answered about 6 questions (all about birds). As I was turning to the last page, she said, “So, I guess we’re learning about birds today, huh?” And the Captain Obvious Badge of the Day goes to…
We’ve really had a pretty relaxing day and I’m liking it. Crossing my fingers for the rest of the semester.