|They're experimenting with different folds|
|The circles we started with|
|our wizard hat snacks|
|Still working on disassembling it|
|Working on his display board|
|Looking for more screws|
|inspecting all the numbers written on everything and checking out the control panel|
Evan, Alec and I played Sight Word Bang! today as part of Evan's reading lesson. We had a great time but I was dismayed to see how many words Evan has forgotten since we had taken a fairly long break from the game. He had been getting bored with it but I'm wishing we had continued to use the words to play other sight word games. Once we were finished with Bang!, Evan and I sat at the couch and worked on another few pages in his reading lesson book. Reading was slow going and so painful today. We tried both his lesson book and a real library book but I could tell he was just not focusing on reading at all; missing simple words like on and at. So I told him we were done for today and we'd try again another day. It's so frustrating to see giants leaps forward and then feel like we slid several feet back. I just keep reminding myself that it will all click one day and he'll be off and reading but the painfully slow going in the meantime is torture for me.
We cleaned up and got ready for the Halloween party. The boys all eagerly donned their costumes and packed some drinks for themselves. We brought along our snack, a game, and a craft project to share with everyone and the kids had fun playing and checking out everyone's costumes. We hardly broke into any of the crafting project and we didn't use the Bingo game I had printed off either. The kids were content to mostly just break off into small groups and chat here and there. The groups changed here and there and they did get a game of Simon says going at one point but mostly we all just chatted and relaxed. There wasn't a super huge turnout this year and that made it more conducive for less structure, which was really nice since us moms just got to stick back, visit with one another, and observe.
|Evan was sword fighting with "Hazel Leveque" from the Percy Jackson series|
|Alec spent a portion of the party reading his Spirit Animals book|
|The kids playing and talking|
|Making spider crafts|
|Our homeschool friends|