WHEW! I don't know about the children, but Mom's tired out! Today we started a new schedule in an attempt to fill our days a little more efficiently. I will incorporate our Hymn singing, Bible reading, Literature, and Reading practice with both boys, into each day. Then two days a week we'll focus on Spelling, Printing, Copy-work, and Creative writing (stories, and letters); two days a week we'll focus on Math; and Fridays will be Life Application skills ie. anything we can learn in a practical hands-on setting. We'll probably hit Geography, Home Ec., History, and trivial things we can enjoy exploring on the computer.
This morning we were successful in our ventures with the exception of Spelling - I'm not sure how much I should expect of the boys (they definitely decided that writing out a bunch of words for no obvious reason was WORK!). It just so happens that some parts of life are that way... and even I have a hard time accepting that!
Anyway, Zack wanted to find out about Iodine, since his cantine has a pouch for iodine tablets. We had fun reading a little about it on line, and then Giardia, and that led to the some trivia on Small Intestine (did you know that a 5 year old's small intestine is 21 feet long?!). Now THAT'S what I call school!!!
As you can see by the pictures, Olivia LOVES to read - I'm not sure how she does it upside down, but I guess that's not so important at this point:-)
Everyone sends their love, as always! -Momma Love Bug
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times