O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Psalms 43:3

And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith. D&C 88:118

The kids

The kids

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Glimpse at the day...

Our days are busy. Today started with family work. I really like the system I have been using for the last month or so- I take a white board and list all the jobs that need doing. Then the kids rotate deciding what they want to do that day. Each day, based on how many jobs need doing, they will get 3-4 or so jobs to do. Today took a little longer than some days because I had to teach a few new skills. Strawberry learned to clean the stove and Pumpkin Pie learned to clean the table well and replace the tablecloth (we have a waterproof pad on top of the table that sometimes needs wiped clean before putting a new cloth on). Tiger zipped through his family work and was anxious to get to his studies. After piano practice, he was off and racing. He spent his entire day in pursuit of learning. Many things are not included below like our time talking about types of flowers, read-aloud time, reading postcards from an uncle traveling the world, Tiger making a 3-D tetrahedron puzzle from a fabulous book on Math projects from Nomad Press, Tiger working on Webelos and reviewing geological processes in order to earn his first Webelos pin since joining the Webelos Den this month, Butterfly's art class and creations, reading with Pumpkin Pie, etc.
Hard at work during learning time with a notebook of her own
"Always a team" these two chant as they work together to move a chair for Strawberry to sit in
Butterfly writing a story to work on spelling and Strawberry looking on
Reading The Runaway Bunny
Computer programming

At Lunch Time:
"This is not a Sandwich, it is an ah-sish. That is a sandwich." (pointing to her own and then at Butterfly's sandwich cut in halves instead of quarters.
During Quiet Time while Pumpkin Pie and Strawberry napped:
Studying Botany and recording details
Tiger made a new structural creation with his physics kit. The video explanation can be found in the previous blog post here.

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