Oh man, we had a good morning/afternoon. The girls got up when they felt like it, ate breakfast, got ready, and we began around 10:30 a.m. We worked straight through until 1:30 p.m. Break for lunch comes a little later when you sleep later! And guess what? No complaints. No whines for a break. Louise was cutting us off every 30 minutes and the kids were upset! They were having so much fun! And so was I. =)
I think they are getting used to being together each day because there were no complaints about the other one talking and getting on nerves. And to be honest, during the time that they were both working on something, there wasn't much talking! Four weeks in and things are settling down. That helped us to stay on task just like Louise helps. We're getting used to Libby being destructive at times. Today she rearranged my classroom displays and hid behind them. She must have been pretending she was in a fort or something....or something.
We are saving math for after lunch since we do math most mornings. I think it was time to change it up a little. Besides, I had something fun planned for English!
In English, we are learning what nouns are. I read our theme to her and then we used the white board to list people in our home, people in our church, places in our city, places in our home, and things in our home. Then I told her what a noun was. We circled nouns in sentences, she did her workbook page, perfectly, and we talked about singular nouns and plural nouns.
some water, a net, and some fish. One boat is for singular nouns and the other
is for plural nouns. Then we talked about all the things we think about when we
see the picture. We wrote those things down on our fish. To finish our lesson,
Teagan got to move the fish to the correct boat. Louise started singing before
she was finished and she had a look of terror on her face. She thought she was
going to have to stop! Ha-ha!
I love that my little Teagan thinks like me! When we talked about who might be running the ship, she said "women". =) We love that women can do a job just as good as a man can do it. And I am proud of her for thinking of it herself.
I am just so proud of these girls and so glad today went so well. Seeing their smiling, no whining faces made today great! And it made me so happy, once again, that we decided to take this journey. I love having them here with me all day. Seeing their excitement and progress makes it SOOOO worthwhile. =)