SEE, I TOLD YOU I WOULD FIND THAT MISSING POST!!
I am wondering whether or not it is worth the precious little free time I have to spend it blogging or not. This morning I kept thinking, "This would make good material for the blog". Today has been one of those picture perfect days for me, and unfortunately when days aren't "picture perfect" for me I tend to get a little out of sorts. I NEED TO WORK ON THAT.
After breakfast both children happily engaged in math activities... Anna working in a workbook she had picked out, and Grant working on his dry erase board. After taking Grant to preschool Anna and I came home and had a wonderful morning of learning -- she began with generating some great ideas for a story we are working on, and we ended by getting sidetracked on National Geographic Kids learning about monkeys and John Smith in the settlement of Jamestown. Hmmm.... believe me, it all tied together believe it or not! After picking Grant up from school we had a scooter ride/dog walk and then a picnic in the front yard, followed by the kids reading together out of a whacky Mother Goose treasury. I would really recommend this series of You Read To Me and I'll Read to You books for emerging readers. Well, even my proficient eight year old loves them because she can help her brother learn to read. It warms my heart to see them snuggled together reading. I'll have to take pictures of this!
My mind is swirling with ideas for the upcoming Homeschool Literature fair (Anna has chosen a Pocahontas story to report on) and also excitement for our trip to Florida in just a few weeks. We all need a vacation desperately!
Today is Tuesday, which means giving piano lessons - the kids go to our neighbor's house while I teach seven students. I love this day because it reminds me how much I love music and teaching.