8 am- Shhhh! Two of the four kiddos are still asleep. This is a very rare event around here. The two that are awake are not the usual early risers either. Little Red Ridinghood has her computer time for 30 minutes and the kids start to stagger in to the library. We all have breakfast and do morning chores.
9 am - We started our school day with Story of The World vol.2 (history). We read about Columbus and did the map work of the first explorers. This was a review for the kiddos. We then did Explode the Code (language arts) and listened to a chapter of The Mouse and the Motorcycle (literature). Next we read The Doorbell Rang (math) and worked out some math problems we made up from the book. We then made cookies and did lots of measuring. The kids then learned three new words in sign language. They learned "Happy Birthday" and "cookie". We practiced the 25 sign language words they already knew (foreign language).
The kids used Storybook Art to do the art project that goes with The Doorbell Rang. They made paper cookies and decorated them and placed them on a fake cookie sheet.
10:30 - We took a break and everyone had free time.
11:20 - We went to the library and had a great time gathering new books for about an hour. We listened to Songschool Latin on the way to the library.
1:00 - We had lunch and read one of our new library books. We then finished up our school for the day by having reading lessons.
2 pm - The kids watched a Hello Kitty movie and played checkers and on bikes and with the parakeet.
It is now 5 pm and my dh has just arrived home. It is time to make dinner. Hopefully, we will get a little bit of time outside to play with Daddy and then watch a Waltons show before bedtime.