at classroom jr.com and looked up how to spell some of the words in the dictionary.
Alec wanted to do another add and color page and I found one with Santa Clause here (for free!) on Teachers pay Teachers. He read part of his book called Bird Atlas, it's a new book he just got in. He had found this book at our library and was so upset to realize it was a reference book and he couldn't check it out. He had been reading a page or two every time we went but it was so hard to get him to leave the library when it was time to go. He asked me a week or so ago if we could see about buying our own copy and once I found it on Amazon I couldn't resist getting it for him. He has been reading a few pages a day ever since it came in. Today's page was all about birds of the Mediterranean Sea; which he found on our large map of the world.
Evan, once again, wanted to do a dot- to- dot. He actually did two of them. I found a bunch of Christmas ones at busy bee kids. We also brought our Add A Bug game to trampoline to play while the older two boys were at class. He not only added the dice each time he rolled but he read me all the squares he landed on! He's been doing lots of counting since hide and seek has become the kids new favorite game and we always pick a random number they have to count to until they can go seek. While at trampoline he asked to use my Kindle and we read Beaver Has a Fever. He also pulled up a drawing app I have and he practiced writing his letters on it; upper and lower case. We made up a counting game and tried to practice writing numbers as well.
We all did tons of reading today, we read a few chapters in our Hugo book and then for history/ geography we read Over in Australia (we have family members who just went there on a trip and are going to tell us all about it while showing us their pictures!), Apples to Oregon (about westward expansion), and A is for Aloha to finally finish up our Hawaii lesson. We also listened to five books on CD today on the way to and from trampoline; Caps for Sale, Too Many Tamales, Green Eggs and Ham, Where the Wild Things Are, and Splat the Cat. Some are new and many are old favorites. We listened to a few of them more than once. I think I'll need to start requesting books on CDs from other libraries since we've just about exhausted our libraries resources on those.
On our way home we stopped at the post office to mail out our Christmas cards that I had the boys put return addresses and stamps on while we talked about the format of an envelope for mailing. We also stopped at the library and dropped of some of our books that we've read during the past week since we'd last been there and picked up a few more that we had requested. I think we have about 10 chapter books around here now so we'll be busy reading for quite some time. It was such a fun, hectic day with tons of emphasis on reading and stories.