This morning we added to our Tree of Thanks. This is our morning ritual and will be until Thanksgiving. I need to add a couple of more sticks to the mix because we're already getting FULL! We love to be thankful!
We also thought about all the people we knew who were veterans like Papa (Jason's daddy), Great-Granddaddy Shumpert (my granddaddy), and Granddaddy Shumpert (my daddy). Then we talked about the people who we know now that are veteran's like Chris, Alan, Jennifer, some of my family, and our friends like Tony. We are thankful for our veterans. Lord knows it takes a strong soul to serve our country.
Then we did some reading and talked about dangerous situations. We had a great discussion of the story of the week and talked about how we might help in dangerous situations. They had a good time thinking up situations.
The girls practiced some piano----glorious Christmas songs! Neely read some books to me that she has never read, sounding out words perfectly. And we took a stroll through a new interactive science book we have on the shelf. The science was really just an interest driven moment. When we were talking about dangerous situations (and Literary Non-Fiction), we each told a story about ourselves that was true. I told them about when I was sick and had to have nasogastric intubation. I knew that would interest them, and sure enough we had to answer the question "How does the tube get from your nose to your stomach?" So, I am calling that science for today....because I can. =)
We still have math and writing, but after lunch we decided to go ahead and get showered and ready for piano. Hopefully, we'll have time for one of those before piano, and we can save the last for after supper, which I am really starting to like.
Libby also practiced piano today. She plays and sings Jingle Bells. She doesn't hit the right keys, but she does have the right beat. It was cute when she changed books. I asked her why she was changing the book (since I know she's not reading the music anyway). And she simply said, "I don't like that song." I guess she knows what she's doing.