The day was kicked off with Lite Brite, followed by Addition War,
Old Maid, and Chutes and Ladders.
Next, the girls read to me while Tom Sawyer had independent reading time. I also read them two chapters of Ramona Quimby, Age 8. We then finished listening to a book on tape about Squanto while folding a mountain (8 loads) of laundry.
Then the kids went back to games.
They played the game Timing It Right, which is a great game to help reinforce telling time, and Dora Memory. They finished off floor time with a 4 foot 100 piece safari puzzle.
Then the children ate lunch and watched a Wishbone show.
The kids enjoyed some free time and then we went off to the Science Museum for our first homeschool class. It was called "Weather Watchers" and was a very fun class. In one hour, the kids were able to perform four science experiments and watch/participate in a little skit on the water cycle. It was very nicely done, and we plan on going to another class next month.
testing water temperature
testing breath wind speed with an anemometer
We finished off the day with dance lessons for the girls. I was pleased to see that by the end of our freestyle day, the kids had covered science, P.E., literature, history, math, fine motor skills, and language arts. In addition, everyone got a break and there was lots of work on cooperation and sibling bonding. Another great day down!