Daddy's off work this week. I didn't know how he'd do at school today since we don't turn on the television at all until after our work is completed. He's a T.V. hog--loves T.V. no matter what's on. But, he did OK....for a dad on vacation.
Neely was up and at'em first this morning. She ate breakfast and got started on her spelling and math. Those are the two that she does separate from Teagan, so we got those out of the way while Teagan was stretching and deciding what she wanted for breakfast. Once Neely finished her two subjects, I put her at the "writing" table. That's what it was today. Who knows what kind of table it might be tomorrow.
I changed out my classroom because it's been so cold. Now I have an open room that Teagan wants. I don't mind her having her own room, but she is NOT going to stay in there alone. The three little ones have to be together come bedtime. Not to mention, it's cold. I guess I'll change my room to the classroom (adults can handle the chill) and give Teagan my room. That's why my classroom table that I really don't need is in the living room, cluttering up my space.
Anyway, I put Neely at the writing table to finish decorating her Valentine letters. I taught her how to cut a heart out of construction paper. She really already knew, but we had to practice. Daddy ended up putting on his Art teacher hat. =)
She took her spelling test as well. We didn't take it Friday. I can't remember why exactly. They do work with their spelling words all week and do not have a specific day to take a practice test. In my homeschool, the girls take a practice test on test day. If they make a 100, then that serves as their test. If they don't make a good grade, we practice those words and try again. =) They are the teacher's pets.
Teagan loved them! She and Neely thought the big, caricature-like heads were funny. Teagan's favorite person, MLK Jr., was the first person she wanted to read about. Nine pages in, she said she was reading "The March on Washington" next. I love finding books that interest them.
Yes, we may just have to take a couple of snow days. And since we're learning about forces of motion now, we can test different hills to see if the height of the hill makes a difference in the distance traveled! Much better than testing toy cars on homemade ramps!