We started our day off with our Character studies at 8.30am. We viewed a short dvd clip and then tried to find a way to simplify the 5 I wills into 5 words and an image (clip art). The girls worked together to try and find the clip art, then they made a notebook page Weve simplified Sensitivity to: watch, listen, understand, empathy (Just thought that feel would have been a better word) and Act.
I intended to teach another Character lesson this morning but at this point my friend in town needed my help again so I quickly organised everyone to be able to work independently for the morning. The kids listed what they accomplished in their diaries:
Josh Josh was going to mow lawn today (I took him up to the property but the lawn is still too soggy-wet to mow, so he came home which he was kind-of please with as he wasnt feeling too good) He then focused on his studies in the morning (math, writing, reading) but took the afternoon easy.
Jess character + notebook page, plus helped Daniel with his notebook page and blog, then while Daniel worked independently she focused on piano practice, math, and prepared the kids talk (for Church on Sunday)
Nomi character + notebook page, math, blog, piano, concert practice, drawing
Daniel character + notebook page, math, reading and note taking, blog, drawing, Lego
I came home early afternoon well after lunch. Nomi made me a salad while I freshened up it was a stinker of a morning and I was driving around town with no aircon in my car! The girls and I sat down to watch another Christy movie (sigh! We have no self control we just want to get the series over and done with so we can get on with life!! LOL)
The boys though spent their time productively they sat down together to work on a model aeroplane each. This is a new hobby for Daniel and a revived one for Josh as he set out to teach and help Daniel.
We also practiced our few concert items for tomorrows homeschool concert. This is our first get together for the year and it is always such fun we are looking forward to it. I must prepare a character lesson though for the whole group (usually we divide into U10 and 10+ but a the concert we do it all together as the opening concert piece)
Nomi is cooking Pizza from scratch for the first time. She has chosen ham and pineapple for one and Chicken and BBQ sauce for the other. Friday night is traditionally a movie night in our house we mostly try and watch one that the whole family will enjoy. Hence the pizza for dinner pizza and movie a family tradition!