Thursday, February 10, 2011

Snow Day=Homeschool Day

The girls came home yesterday, saying they had a two hour delay because it was suppose to snow. I love two hour delays because that means there is no rushing in the morning and the girls can get some of their chores done before school. Well at 7am, I got the call that school was cancelled for the day. I really didn't think it had snowed much but was thrilled for a day to have my girls home. I was just saying to my friend yesterday how frustrated I was with the school and what is going on with my girls and how much I am ready to have them back home. God is so good to answer the desires of my heart and gave me the opportunity to have them home. I made the most of it and we got a lot of schoolwork accomplished.

For writing, the girls used Writing Prompts. It gives them a setting, character and plot. I had them flip randomly. PF ended up with what is shown in the picture. Her story was:
Castle of a Pilot
Once upon a time there lived a pilot named Joe. He lived in a beautiful castle. He was very poor and unhappy. He had bad luck building planes. When he tried to make a plane the wings would usually be up and down instead of side to side or the engine would be in front instead of in back. He was so unhappy in his work that one night he made a wish on a star. He wished he could own a plane company. The next day his wish came true. Workers came with plane parts and started making beautiful planes. His planes sold beautifully. His company became the most famous plane company in the world. He became very rich and very happy. The End!
Butterfly's story was about a lost, talking dog in the zoo.
The Lost Dog
Once upon a time there was a mother dog. She was about to have a pup but something happened to the dog. She got lost in a cage at the zoo. They took the pup and the pup got lost. He could not find his mother. He was really sad. He did not know who his mother was. He wanted his mother. The mother dog broke out of the cage and she found her pup. He was really happy to find his mother. The End.

Dragonfly playing with pop beads.

I gave them each math wrap-ups to work on so they can start getting faster at their math facts. Butterfly seems to be struggling with memorizing math facts right now.

The manipulative table.
A new one for today...thread pony beads onto pile cleaners. Dragonfly will need to work on this one a few more times.

Math work. PF worked on reviewing fractions while Ladybug and Butterfly did another lesson in Math-U-See Alpha.

Each of the girls did at least one lesson in Hand Writing Without Tears. Ladybug and Butterfly love their book so much I think they did 6 or 7 lessons. I am certainly seeing improvements. Then Ladybug and Butterfly worked on their Star Fall Phonics and Writing workbooks. I also had them each read me a few books, practice piano, and work on spelling. It was a busy morning but I am glad I had this time to see how things are going to work in a few weeks when they return home. We did not use our full curriculum today but I do have an idea now of how long other things are going to take so I can plan accordingly.

When we were completely finished. I made the girls some popcorn. Our new favorite is drizzled with a honey cinnamon syrup. It is very simple just heat honey and cinnamon in a pan with a little coconut oil. Salt the popcorn and drizzle with the syrup. It gives you that great salty sweet taste!

1 comment:

Lone Butterfly said...

Sounds like you had a blessed day. I am excited about Homeschooling, more so than I have been in a long time - today is going to be a GREAT day. :)

I hope your days go by quickly and you are ready for when the girls get home (and their Daddy gets home).

I love you...