The first day back didn’t kill us and we lived to see a second day of school.
We eased in with lots of reading – Bible first, then a super long chapter from “Boy and Girls Playing”, a chapter about Noah’s flood (ironic considering the weather at present) from Nancy Ganz’s Genesis book, and another story from “More Storytimes with Grandma”.
Of course there was some memory work as well – Bible verses, commandments, books of the Bible, Latin verbs and vocab, and countries of Europe.
Then we christened our new whiteboard with our very first old fashioned loopy cursive lesson (yes we’ve abandoned QLD cursive).
We practised on the whiteboard first and then on paper. My mantra for 2012 – “Handwriting is paramount!” I simply must expand their career options beyond doctoring.
Each little man completed one page of multiplication facts and a page of dailies. I oversaw some of their dailies work to ensure they remembered the correct processes.
While Brayden read several readers to me, Ethan was asked to read one chapter of his “Spy Dog” novel…he read 5 and several more before bed tonight. I had to order him more books from the series! (Check out his personal bedside reading shelf to the left. My first reading success. I’m a proud Mummy.)
During our lunch break the boys opted to watch the second Cat in the Hat educational dvd.
In the afternoon we completed our first lesson from Dr Jay Wile’s “Science in the Creation Week”. Each lesson starts with an activity. Our activity had us exploring light reflection with a torch and a mirror. The boys thoroughly enjoyed this and eagerly expanded the activity to include multiple mirrors. We had light bouncing all over the place.
While looking for a dvd about light that I know we have somewhere, I stumbled across the Horrible History episode, “Amazing Aussies” so we opted to watch that instead. Hmmm…that’s a lot of tv for one day but when you can’t send boys outside due to the weather it’s best to turn on the box and it might as well be educational, right. Heheheh.
So that was our day two. Still not up to our normal pace but we’re slowly getting there as our brains warm up. 🙂