Friday the boys and I finished cleaning the downstairs so the whole house was finally cleaned! They also each took their spelling tests, worked on a few pages (or for 15 minutes in Alec's case) on math. They read too-- Evan reading The Biggest Snowman Ever, Alec read Foxcraft and Ian read a bit more of The Kidnapped King. The younger boys played with the game Laser Maze. I read aloud Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I and another chapter in The Medusa Plot and then we packed lunches to head to my sister's house. The Alec played Jenga with myself, my sister and her son while the other two boys headed outside with their older cousin to try their hand at shooting cardboard boxes with a BB gun. Of course they loved and now want a gun of their own!
Saturday was so nice that after lunch I kicked the boys outside. Alec spent part of his morning watching The Golden Compass and comparing it to the book; he didn't like it nearly as much as the book and decided not to finish watching it. Ian worked in the dirt with his trucks after having spent part of his morning at the woodworking shop with his father. Alec started building a fort in the woods and all three boys spent a bit of time playing basketball. We ended our day with a lovely (but small) bonfire by the like.
Sunday the younger boys went to the bowling alley for a birthday party with their friends. Ian spent part of his day watching Titanic and Lost in Space. He's going to be starting a new film study unit and was getting a jump start on a few of the movies I had recommended. We had family over for a small party and enjoyed visiting.
Monday we hit the books hard! Ian finished watching Titanic with me before the official start of our school day and we talked about the changes that had come about in ship safety due to that tragedy. All three boys started the next unit in their spelling books. The older boys worked in their English and Grammar books while Evan went onto the next section in his word family book. Ian started his new math workbook and completed two pages working with place value into the hundred millions while Evan worked with fractions in his workbook. Alec spent 15 minutes on Khan Academy. Evan read The Three Ninja Pigs while Ian read Double Down and Alec read Foxcraft. Together we read three chapters in The Medusa Plot and two more chapters in Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I. We also started reading The Tortoise and the Soldier. Alec put together his new Pokemon puzzle and spent quite a bit of time working on his Geckobot. Evan and I read his Ranger Rick magazine and Ian worked with his Keva bot maze set. We went outside for some fresh air and ended up taking a walk in the woods before the snow and rain started falling. Ian went to watch the movie Radio and Evan settled down to use the bot maze. We finished our day watching the movie Journey Into Amazing Caves and playing the game Quadrillion. Evan, Ian, my husband and my self finished off our night playing another game of Phase 10 twist.
Tuesday morning we woke to lots of wind, rain, and freezing rain; luckily the boys' karate class was not canceled even if Evan was the only one up for it. The older two boys had all their work done by the time Evan and I arrived home. All three boys worked on spelling, cursive, and math. They each did some combined reading and science with Alec reading his entire National Geograpic for Kids magazine, Evan reading some more of his Ranger Rick magazine, and Ian reading a few more pages in High in the Sky. Evan also read Gator Dad too. I read aloud two chapters each in The Medusa Plot, Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I, and The Soldier and the Tortoise. In the afternoon Evan, Alec and I sat and played The Forbidden Island; it was so much fun and we made it off the Island with all the treasures. After supper Alec and my husband played Guess Who?, Q- Bitz, and then Ian, Alec, myself and my husband played Life.
|It's so amazing to use that walking in the woods, in New England, in January and everything|
was all thawed our already!
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