Friday, February 6, 2009

Just A Day in the Life

*Warning: homeschooling heavy post forthcoming. And it doesn't concern the above picture. I just threw that in for free*

Today we:
- worked on our scripture passage for February (1 John 4:7-11)
- worked on our poem for this week
- wrote out Polly's letters for today (Rr / Ss)
- sent Tigger back to bed for excessive fussiness
- finished a math assessment
- let Tigger up
- put Sweet Pea down for disorderly conduct (I jest, but she wasn't. And she therefore won a ticket straight to bed)
- finished math page & time sheet
- read two books for History - we were in a chapter about China this week, which Polly loves. She can even find Beijing on the globe. And who knew that the Olympics were held there? I mean, Polly only told me that every day during history this week.
- worked on a Space Shuttle paper for Science
- did picture study of Sunflowers in a Vase by Van Gogh
- released Sweet Pea from solitary confinement
- wondered how on Earth I was going to manage to read our Shakespeare story for this week
- utilized my new best friend, Librivox

This is how amazing Librivox is: my three girls, yes, all three, sat in my room coloring papers while listening to a very lovely British voice reading from Nesbit's Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night's Dream, a favorite around here) for..wait for it...fifteen whole minutes. Together. In a row.

I know, I didn't believe it either. But it happened. They all sat at my desk (on two chairs. Sweet Pea likes to overlap both big girls) with their own papers and the good colored pencils (they can't be expected to use Crayola - these girls hold out for the Prismacolor every time) and listened to a classic story while I did other things.

OK, really I was switching laundry and cleaning up the kitchen, but I managed to do it without anyone screaming for my IMMEDIATE attention, RIGHT NOW, "No we cannot possibly wait five seconds and oh my word you are not going to believe what Sweet Pea just ate. HURRY!"

Librivox is my new best friend.


Lisa said...

It sounds like you had a very productive day. I could tell you about what I taught the dogs today, but it just wouldn't be as interesting. =)

MacKenzie said...

I remember loving my primsacolor set. The color names aren't as good, but the quality is so much better. When my little friends would get out there crayons, I would always say "but don't you have colored pencils?" I think it took my a while before I realized, I was the odd one.

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