Today we tried something we haven’t ever done before. I was fully prepared for it not to happen but I wanted to try it anyway.
We squished two days worth of work into one day. We were “behind” since we took Wednesday off and day 5 of this week was a light day anyway so I figured maybe we could just get it all done today.
It actually worked remarkably well. Big Kid didn’t get overworked, neither did I other than needing to read a LOT from Poppy.
Math was Fred, just one chapter. That is something I didn’t double up on today. He enjoyed it and read it aloud to Little Kid.
Science was a chapter in Tarantula that BK read to himself quietly. He really enjoyed it and it was a great practice for him to keep reading to himself.
For history we finished The 5,000 Year Old Puzzle. It was a good book that had a lot of interesting information. It wasn’t terribly “heavy” though so that was nice. It was history without feeling like it.
Poppy was awesome. I read them three chapters from it and we learned something VERY important. Mr. Ocax is a LIAR! BK was more than pleased to point that out to me once we learned that porcupines don’t eat mice. It is a really, really fun book. I enjoy it a lot and so do the kids. I couldn’t be more pleased with Build Your Library for including it as I am not sure we would have found it on our own.
We also did some copy work today. I thought about doing the usual questions for Poppy to combine reading with handwriting but since there was over 20 pages of the book to read I figured that would be enough. Below is a quick photo of BK’s copy work. His handwriting isn’t perfect but it is much improved from the start of our homeschooling.