The lil one and I had a busy busy day....... and so much laughter!!
Many criticized me for planning on doing 'home schooling' with her... but ya know -- it may be 7 months before she goes back to school... does anyone realize how lazy their brains will get without any direction?? Anyway........... I have a loose plan for activities -- our home schooling will not resemble my class room routine..... we'll just kinda go with the flow ya know?
So yesterday she wrote in her journal...... and we started working on multiplication... I had found a really cute video on Youtube that involved an animated pencil (that she loved!!) I think we spent close to an hour on multiplication -- and she kept saying how much fun it was!!!
using math manipulatives to master multiplication
I promised to start teaching her how to cook - including using the stove!! Yesterday was day 1 of cooking class - she made scrambled eggs for lunch.
The sun was out (thank god! I am SO tired of the rain) so later in the afternoon we went outside and did some sidewalk art - with inspirational messages.
Sir Steve contacted mother and told her that the lil one would like to continue with the normal schedule Monday to Friday - Friday to Monday. Mother said 'well if that's what she wants.......' AND then seemed relieved that she wouldn't have to do any school work. YAY!!
And we finished off our day making Pouding Chomeur -- loosely translated means 'unemployed man's pudding'. I explained how this dessert originated during the depression in Quebec...... nothing like throwing in a little history right?? (grinning)
It was delicious - though very very sweet!!!
Life is good when our day starts to feel normal..........