Last night we finished the first book in the Pirate School series. It was good. The girls actually said they liked it better than Junie B. Jones. I could tell because when It came time to break the night before last they wanted me to read one more chapter. Maybe they liked Captain Stinky Feet, or maybe it was the fact that "Aaron" fell into the rotten pool of fish guts as he tried to walk the plank.... Either way, I am excited to start a new one tonight! The best part about these books is that they are read in two days. We can quickly move onto another one.
Teagan moved on to writing her word web today for her personal narrative. We talked about all the exciting things that she has experienced and she chose the one she wanted to write about it. She chose Disney World! It's my favorite too! Talk about being magical, there is no vactation like it. And if it weren't for the sweetest maw-in-law in the world, we would have not been able to go. She's in love with Disney World as well! Once she started remembering all the fun things we did, filling in her writing web was easy peasy.
While we did phonics, Teagan did some independent reading. I have really got to get some bean bags. Donations, anyone? =)
I've said before that I like to do things myself because I get it done faster, but I am really trying to take it easy. So what if the gravy has lumps? So what if the sugar wasn't completely stirred into the tea? So what if there is a minor (or major) spill in the floor that dripped off the counter into the drawer? So what if an onion slice fell on the floor and Neely picked it up and put it back into the pan before I could say anything? I did check for hair, and we are still alive. It'll be OK because it was our little secret. *wink* And the pigs at my house just shovel it in without a second glance.