Thursday, May 16, 2013

Great Fun School Day

Mom Class today was turning Amy's pants into shorts. They had holes in the knees, and Amy has been asking for more shorts because it's spring.

Amy's activity was riding bikes. No surprise there. We had fun. I even rode mine because Eliza was asleep (and still is after like 5 1/2 hours. Whoa.)

Noel chose sprinkler play for her activity. Friends joined us, and Noel bossed them all around about who could do what when. It was fun. She insisted that I wear my swimming suit, not just play in the sprinkler in my clothes.

Intermixed there was some friend time and some lunch time. I'm glad we started early. We have friends coming over soon, and we wanted to be sure we'd be done in time. It was really a fun school day.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Back in the Saddle

No school last week. Matt and I had a retreat that we were preparing for and then attending.

Monday we did quick school before a birthday party so no opening or closing routine.

Yesterday I taught Joy School so we had no home school.

Today we were back in business. For Mom Class, we had a reading lesson that only got halfway through before kids were too wiggly.

Noel chose art kit. We drew pictures and painted.

Amy chose "pen and book". There's an electronic pen thing you can use to read these special books. You hover over words, and the pen reads them. Amy therefore also got a lesson in changing batteries. She did the whole thing herself, including unscrewing the plate thing that covers them. Awesome!

This is not related to school, but I just want to mention that Amy taught herself to ride a two wheeled bike yesterday. She just started pedaling instead of using her feet. It was awesome! She was so proud, and so were we. We did very little helping her in the last few weeks. She just built up her confidence. Now it's all she wants to do.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Successful School with Friends!

(For the sake of the daily record, Wednesday was the day we had no school this week. I was weeding for many hours. Yesterday we transplanted berry plants from our neighbors and play battledome for school. Lots of friend time too.)

Today we had Aubrey and Grace over so I could babysit. They joined us for school, and it was a huge success. They were enthusiastic and enjoyed themselves.

For Mom class, I practiced the lesson I'm going to teach when I sub in Sunbeams this Sunday. We talked about the Sabbath Day and acted out the creation and appropriate Sabbath activities. The girls were great and fun at this.

Grace chose Duck, Duck, Goose.

Aubrey chose Dead Man, Dead Man, Come Alive.

Noel chose snack time - fruit snacks.

Amy chose ride bikes which turned into ride bikes/ play with balls/ blow bubbles.

I read a story that only Grace and Noel were interested in.

Then Mike came and got his girls. So much fun.