Monday, January 25, 2010

I Heart Homeschooling (Most of the Time)

Today the wind is howling and the snow is blowing. The kids are all tired from staying up to watch the Vikings lose the opportunity to go to the Super Bowl.
I let them sleep in and declared a pajama day. They were still required to gather laundry, brush teeth, and apply deodorant.

I took extra time to teach Ellie and Maggie how to look up Scripture references in their own Bibles. (They loved it.)
Ellie and Maggie read a chapter of Magic Tree House out loud to me. (They learned about Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius last week and now are wanting to explore further. We have researched on the internet and watched clips of volcanic activity. Caleb suggested a Magic Tree House title about Pompeii.) They then worked on their science journals and took apart the seedlings they were growing to tell me the parts of a plant.

Even with the extras, 85% of our school work was finished before lunch time. Now all we have left to do is make hot cocoa, read books and play games!
I do heart homeschooling. Most of the time.

Maggie, done with school but choosing to read a book over break time. What is she reading?? The Bible storybook we just finished.
Take note of the pajamas with black tights and boots, haha.

Oops. She caught me.


Less Toil Traci said...

Looks like a fun and productive day!

LivinginLilliput said...

I heart homeschooling too!!:)