Highlights from the school week:
Right now Mathematics for my elder daughter (7) consists of playing the game "Countdown" and practicing telling time. We'll get back to the textbook when she gets her addition and subtraction facts a bit more cemented. (Countdown is helping her with that.)
Our verse for the week: Be devoted to one another in brotherly love, Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10
Trying to muddle out iambic meters with eldest son and having the discussion, "Why do we need to know about poetry anyway?" "Because it is beautiful and expresses in language what prose cannot. And, if you can't appreciate it on a basic level, at least, you aren't quite a truly educated person!"
"In the embracing light and warmth, warm and dry at last, with weary legs propped up in front of them, and a suggestive clink of plates being arranged on the table behind, it seemed to the storm-driven animals, now in safe anchorage, that the cold and trackless Wild Wood just left outside was miles and miles away, and all that they had suffered in it a half-forgotten dream." p. 57, Chapter 4, The Wind in the Willows
About my post-it note schedule: it has worked so well for us, that I've made it a bit more permanent. I cut 3x5 index cards in half and use each one for a half-hour slot. On these I've written a basic activity (Meet with S, Read with H&E, Morning Time, Break, etc) and have them in a display that I purchased last year from a teacher supply store. It has transparent plastic slots in which I place the cards in whatever order I need them for that day. When needed I can even re-arrange the schedule in a jiffy without missing something important. It works beautifully for us! Sometimes we do Morning Time first. Other days I meet with my eldest son while the three younger kids play together.
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