Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday's highlights

I would like to be able to say that we accomplished more school work yesterday, but, it is what it is.  As you know, we have a wonky scheduled due to the fact that I work part time outside of the home.  We started out doing school on Mondays & Tuesdays only (because I work Wed, Thurs & Fri).  As stressful as this was, we were managing to get all the basics done, however,  it didn't really leave very much time for enrichment activities. In addition, Nathan is fighting me TOOTH & NAIL with math!  I decided to add two days to the schedule to spread things out some and therefore, hopefully, limiting the stress on the both of us!  No such luck.  So, to make a long story short, we're back to the 2 day schedule.  I'm working on being content and satisfied with what we can do instead of looking at other homeschooling families and trying to emulate them.  This is easier said than done!

As far as accomplishments from yesterday.....

Nathan:
Saxon 5/4 Math Test #7
Spelling Test for last week's words
Spelling pages for this week
Reading from Rare Catholic Stories & comprehension questions/discussion
Punctuation/Capitalization worksheets
Art

Amelia:
MCP math pages
Spelling Test for last week's words
Capitalization worksheets
Handwriting
Art

Olivia:
Art

And speaking of art, here's what we did yesterday:  We traced, colored, framed and hung a picture from a Christmas book!

Nathan chose the book "The Legend of the Poinsettia" by Tomie de Paola! 



Amelia chose the book "The Penguin Who Wanted to Sparkle" by Kath Smith.



And little Olivia chose the book "Snowman's Snow Day" by Sallie Yoon.




We also made lots of cookies!  I used the same recipe as our Dutch Spice Cookies.  This is the best cookie dough I have EVER used!  If you chill it overnight, and roll it out to about 1/4 of an inch, you get almost perfect cookies, every time!




I wanted to decorate them too, but I had NO energy left to make the royal icing!  I better save that for the weekend!

And lastly, yesterday afternoon the girls were playing with their dolls when I noticed something strange about the baby that Amelia was holding....there was something red on its forehead!  Perplexed, I walked up to Amelia and noticed that there was something written on the doll....


According to Amelia, they "baptized" the baby!  (She spelled it b a t i s e d).  They sure are busy!!

Enjoy your Tuesday!!

2 comments:

Sarah Oldham said...

LOL (the doll!). That is stinkin' cute!!!!
Ahem...wonky? Really??? LOL. I'm so glad that maybe (pride here) there's some of my influence on you there. If not, I can take the right kick in the trousers I'm sure is due me. ;)
Hugs!

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

Looks like you are accomplishing quite a LOT of school in my opinion!
Those cookies look tasty...but that doll looks a little SCARY on my screen...YIKES...cute "batised" story though...but those eyes just staring out of the computer at me...YIKES, LOL