So sorry! This update is long overdue. Our computer has been sick with a virus and we're still waiting for it to be fixed.
This past week has been pretty busy. School officially started for us on August 31st. Maddie and I had a special date. She wanted to get her ears pierced! Unfortunately, after the first ear was done, she clapped her hand over her unpierced ear and wouldn't let the piercer anywhere near her! So, Maddie has one pierced ear...which is just what she wanted (so she says). Eva, being the Monkey See Monkey Do, followed suit pretty quickly. The next day, we got hers done. Both of them!
We're slowly falling into a routine with school. Here's a quick rundown of what can be expected at my house on school days:
6:30 am - Mommy wakes, showers, checks e-mails, eats breakfast.
7:15 am - Kids wake (if not already), get dressed, eat breakfast.
7:45 am - Chore time! Yay!
8:00 am - School starts!
Usually, school begins with singing O Canada in english and french. Last year, I led the kids in singing songs. Eva loved it, but Maddie HATED that. This year, I've nixed the sing-a-long but I've been playing kids' tapes during breakfast. After O Canada we do our devotions, read aloud and talk about any news we have. Then, it's table time. Saxon math is first, which includes calendar and weather. Next, reading with Phono-Graphix. After that, depending on the day, we do Science or French. Crafts and extras are sprinkled in here and there.
Eva is doing preschool. I'm doing a Letter of the Week program with her. This week is letter "B". Lots and lots of butterflies!
Graedon runs around, makes a mess and creates a ruckus. He eats an incredible amount of snacks in my attempt to keep him quiet. I'm still ironing out the details on that one!
I'll post some pictures in the next few days...if the computer cooperates.