The last few days have been a lot of fun. We celebrated Appreciate a Dragon day by watching Puff the Magic Dragon and talking about bravery and friendship. Then we made our own dragon masks and costumes. Here’s Angel dressed up as a dragon:
We had a very self-directed day today. Angel and Chrishad a morning reading marathon without any prompting from me. Yay! They also played math and geography games, and practiced singing songs. Angel worked her way up to Chapter 2 of her rainforest journey.
Up tomorrow: Appreciate a Dragon Day!
Today is Dress Up Your Pet Day! We don’t have any pets, but we didn’t let that stop us. The kids each picked out an animal from their toy collection to stand in as their pet for the day, and came up with a fun way to show off their animal fashion sense!
Angel wasn’t going to be limited to plain old off the rack clothes. Instead, her FurReal Friend got its own makeshift Angel Original. That included a toilet paper scarf and a washcloth-inspired hooded cape. And check out the snazzy blue sandals! Not satisfied with only one outfit, her fashionable furbaby got a second outfit. This one included a small purple plastic hat to hold the washcloth in place.
No fashion design for Christopher, though. He knew just what to do for his pet. What’s even more intimidating than a dinosaur? A superhero dinosaur with Spidey powers, that’s what! The Spiderman costume may not have been the best fit for a T. Rex, but that didn’t make it any less fun.
Once we were finished dressing up our pets, we journeyed into the rainforest for a look at the forest floor and the undercanopy, with our new science curriculum. Then we made candy out of chocolate fondant. Another reading marathon before bed rounds out the day!
Did you know that January 13th is Make Your Dream Come True Day? We found out all about our dreams today. The kids drew pictures of theirs.
This was our first (partial) week, and we’re doing more de-schooling than schooling right now. But we still learned about the letter C (for Christopher) and talked about castles, where the royal families live. Here are Angel and Christopher’s representations of castles and royalty.
Be Nice to Each Other
Clean Up Our Own Messes
Listen to Mom And Dad
Never Interrupt When Someone Else is Talking
Let Everyone Have a Turn
Help Each Other Learn
Always Clean up Your Spills.
What We Want to Learn About
Outer Space and Planets
Panda and Baby Pandas
A New Language
How to Cook
Other Stuff We Haven’t Thought of Yet