We caught up on some work today and Racer worked ahead in his math. I have to check it but he went through four extra exercises on the way to co-op. I asked Chicklette what she got done in the car and she said, "Nothing."
I asked her, "What were you doing since I know you had all your independent work?"
Her reply, "I was looking out the window." See why she is my Miss Dawdle? She loves to play with her brothers and I think she has an infinite ability to simply stare out the window.
Religion - Racer read Chapter 19 of our religion book today. It was the chapter about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. I know he wrote a couple sentences about what he read, but I don't think Chicklette wrote or drew anything. I will have to check it tomorrow after our field trips.
Math - Chicklette did get caught up on her math from yesterday and today. She is still working on multiplying and dividing by twos and threes. Racer is converting fractions to decimals. There were a couple he didn't understand and we had to work through, but he really seems to have no trouble with his workbook pages.
Writing with Ease - Racer's dictation sentence today was a short, easy one. This week's theme was lumberjacks and Paul Bunyan. Chicklette did her copywork from yesterday, but we didn't have time to do her narration/copywork for today so we will have to finish it tomorrow.
Spelling - Racer did his spelling very neatly today. He said his hand hurt after writing the words three times each. Chicklette didn't get to her spelling so we will have to see what we can do about it tomorrow. We're supposed to test tomorrow so maybe I will have her write them once or twice and then we will test.
Physics - We continued reading our Thomas Edison biography and just have one chapter left. In a nice coincidence, the history movie we watched today had a little bit on him too although some of the information seemed to conflict with what we read. I wonder which was right?
I am doing better with our decision to send Racer and Chicklette to public school but it is still hard. There are still many times during the day that I will think, 'Oh, no, we won't get to do this next year.' Like today, Chicklette was recognized at co-op because she had a birthday this week. I nearly started crying and had to stop singing Happy Birthday because I thought 'She won't be here next year. We won't get to do this again.' I am trying to stay positive and stay open to inspiration about which school we should attend next year. They each have advantages and disadvantages so I'm just trying to hear all the information about the three that we are looking at. I have received so many kind messages from friends expressing their support for us and offering to help with whatever information we need or support that I need personally.