I am not going to lie. Today was a rough day. It was a dreary, bleak, rainy February day and I was stuck indoors (no good way to do outside time when it is 36 and raining) with two kids that were, at best, not being good listeners. Despite the challenges we made it through the day and the kids are now in bed where I hope they manage to stay for the next 12 hours. Hopefully a bit of sleep will help them be a bit more kind tomorrow.
Math was Singapore. It went fine though BK was up and around and bouncing off the walls the whole time. He had to do over a few problems too because he made silly mistakes like 5+6 = 10. He knows that isn’t right but somehow it got written down.
Science was a drawing of a tree and the life that it supports in the winter. He learned that birds, squirrels, owls, chipmunks, and many other birds depend on trees for housing and food.
History was a bit from Story of the World. BK seemed interested in it and listened the whole time. One of the few times he managed to sit still quietly for the whole day.
We also read two more chapters from Poppy. We are nearly at the end of the book with just two more days left in the week. I am excited to see how it ends and it is fun to see the kids learn how to think about the books they are listening to. Why isn’t that owl on the barn moving? Why is Mr. Ocax lying? Why doesn’t the cat care about Poppy talking to him?
After Poppy, since I knew BK couldn’t manage to hold still to write down answers to questions, I took out my new purchase. Mad Libs. I did Mad Libs a few times when I was a kid and thought they were okay but nothing awesome but I decided to get a book for the kids to work on parts of speech and I am glad I did. BK found the story HILARIOUS when I read it back to him. He did pretty well at picking the words too given that he is still pretty new to parts of speech.
After rest time we also watched the second episode of Amazing Race *and* an episode of Survivorman. I was looking for any way I could get a little bit of down time today so I took that chance to watch a couple of good shows that they learn quite a bit from.
In the end we all survived and tomorrow is a new day.