On the drive home we listened to three books on Cd; The Polar Express, How do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? and Bark, George. They helped me empty the car and then while I put the groceries away each of the boys did some more math. Ian and Alec each did the next lesson in their McRuffy books while I gave Evan a dot to dot that went from 1-20 (to review the numbers we'd just learned at the store) and a maze sheet. They all finished in no time and Evan was quickest of all; telling me "it was easy mom!"
We then read more of our book Wonderstruck... we couldn't put it down and finished the book! It was an excellent story that I will be recommending to everyone I know to read. During lunch we read a few more stories; Lizards (a non- fiction book) and Blue Goose (which Alec actually read to us all). After lunch Evan and I decided headed to the library while the older boys went with their grandmother. When we placed our books into the return bin Evan picked up Wonderstruck and said "Mom, it's Wonderstruck... I just love this book!" I was glad to hear this since I wasn't sure how much he was getting out of listening to us read it. We picked out several more books and headed back home.
Once the older boys came home and we had inspected our growing bean plants in the window we headed outside to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Earlier in the day while driving home from the grocery store Alec had asked if we could fly kites today. He argued that it was "great for homeschooling because we'd learn all about stuff like air pressure!" I laughed, loving his argument. So we flew kites. It ended pretty quickly for my youngest since he's just getting over bronchitis and all the running made him start coughing. The other two got their kites just a bit higher this time but once again got discouraged that every time the wind changed direction the kites fell to the ground.
here ) to practice archery skills they used back in the middle ages. We found some sticks and while I couldn't seem to get the hang of it, my older two did. Ian managed to get his arrow to fly 8- 10 feet. I thought that was impressive since they weren't real arrows. They had fun trying to out shoot each other and were very excited to hear that daddy was bringing home his "real- life" bow and arrow set tonight. I love when history is fun and hands on for the boys.
|A huge leaf!|
|It's a monarch!|
|inside of a seed|
|Inside an acorn|
|Green and pruple berries.. "they look like blueberries but not really"|