This post's random belly button pictures were brought to you by Emperor and Elf. I do wish Emperor would remember to zip his fly and pull up his pants. Usually that sweater hides these bad habits.
We began our day with cooking and listening to Jonathan Park on CD. I think I'll count this toward science, as it discussed how the Tower of Babel story in the Bible accounts for differences in people. Today's culinary delight was cranberry-orange bread. I haven't told the children this, but it was horrible. All the younger children, including S, ate this stuff up as though it were actually tasty.
Woodjie made some Play-doh creations while we mixed and cooked. He became quite upset that HE didn't get pans while we were cooking. I will have to save some old pans or something for him to keep with his Play-doh, since it is so important to him. Today he made a butterfly with Mom.
I did "math review" with the children, which only took the children about 20 minutes to complete. Usually I am mean and give a good hour and a half of math time every day. We learned about how to use an index in English class. We said "goodbye" to our second-grade journals. The boys are still in the process of writing their last thoughts before we begin third-grade level spelling.
We learned a bit of Spanish. It's been a while since I taught any of this. I'm afraid of sounding like Peggy Hill when teaching this stuff, so to be honest I have been avoiding it. Well, the boys have even forgotten how to count to TEN. Bad mom. Must at least do this once a week. Maybe twice. I think it's been almost a month and a half since I last opened a Spanish book with them.
Some cursive handwriting. The letter D. I did some workboxes with Woodjie while this was going on. Then the boys each read their memory verses a few times.
Maybe we'll do a little reading later. Woodjie just got up from a little nap. Can you tell he is a bit grumpy when he wakes up? S will get up in about ten minutes if she doesn't wake up on her own. In other news, the boys just got some Jonathan Park caps in the mail. Elf says that now it looks like he's ready for adventure! BUT... I have to save those photos for their blogs. They seem to have gotten the comment bug and want to know people are looking at their pics.