Lately, Avery has been dreading her math. She’s good at it but she just doesn’t like it. Fair enough but sorry girl, you still have to do it.
Last week, she decided that she wanted to have a painted rock sale. She has been talking about this for awhile but this particular day, she was mostly trying to get out of math. But I went with it that day. I don’t know why but instead of arguing that she had to finish math first, I just said yes. And what a great choice that turned out to be!
They designed and painted their rocks.
They made a sign.
Copywork, spelling, writing: ✔✔✔
Avery priced the rocks and calculated how much money they could make.
They waved at the cars and sat outside for hours.
They got along✔, worked together✔, and had a ton of fun✔.
Maybe we can’t throw the lessons out the window every day for a rock sale but when you can say yes, SAY YES!!
Are you taking a holiday break or playing catch up? We are trying to catch up and I am trying to keep reminding myself that we aren’t on anybody else’s schedule. With Kaylee’s health issues at the beginning of our school year and everyone in the house catching the plague earlier in the month, I feel like we’ve been trying to catch up all year long. But we’re giving ourselves grace and going at our own pace….
Today, we did the writing activity at the end of our Charlotte’s Web Arrow. The girls had so much fun with this and I loved seeing how their sentences evolved (this one started as “The shark is shiny.”). We ended up doing several because it was just too much fun!
You know the saying “your eyes are bigger than your stomach”?? We have that problem with read alouds. I’ve picked one, Avery’s picked one, we have a holiday one, we have our Quiver of Arrows ones.
How many read alouds at one time is too many?? 😂😂 Today, school is going to be finishing a couple of these!!
Tuesdays are for teatime. Usually we do poetry teatime but today we started a new read aloud that Avery picked. The Alarming Career of Sir Richard Blackstone by Lisa Doan.
We also made a thankful tree….better late than never, right?? The girls loved adding their thankful leaves and kept running back to add more.
A day in the life! What’s homeschool look like for you today? It may be a weekend but daddy isn’t home so it’s a school day in our house.