I awoke to cheerful sounds of the dc playing some of Seamus’s new First Games from Magic Cabin. And now that the birthday celebrations are somewhat quieting down, we did some real learning today, aka school!! We actually got more done than I expected and since Seamus has some fun new things to play with, and loves to have the older two to join him, there was a nice mix of school and play or real learning all morning!
Seamus: Played with his new soft dough from Magic Cabin and the dough tools creating many things including but not limited to: skateboard ramp, tractor marks, tunnel, and waterslide with a jump! Made a mosaic with Mosaic Mysteries. Painted with his new tempera paints. We read one of his new picture books, Lyle, Lyle Crocodile. Now he’s doing his new vehicles puzzles with Matthias!
Matthias practiced his new and old pieces from his piano lesson yesterday. Played with the soft dough with Seamus. Did a Miquon math page and two Math-U-See online drills with multiple functions. He also did a lovely drawing of our featured object lesson for this week, a birds nest with quail eggs. Oh and made a list of some signs Spring. He’s now doing his grammar and spelling and then it’s off to play with Seamus and the new Playmobil Rock Castle!!
Violet has worked very hard on her spelling and definitions we printed out from dictionary.com (I love this site!) She enjoys making up her own sentences from the definitions. She also did an excellent drawing of the nest and listed her signs of Spring complete with drawing of our resident red fox whose coat is in it’s transisiton phase. She recited her Latin prayers and completed her Math and did two online Math-U-See drills, multiplication & division.
Note to Self: I ordered the Math-U-See preview DVD to check out, I’m really thinking of switching…need to check out the 4real board on Math programs.
Since we missed Tea Time this week as we traveled AGAIN to look for property/rentals, we will have it this afternoon and read Alice in Wonderland! Have a pot roast in the secret weapon so I’ll have most of the rest of the day to write, read and maybe a little knitting or quilting with Violet! I might check out some house plans online too, oh the possibilities…