sing our hymn of the month
children give recitations
sing our folk song of the month
The olders and youngers break for:
Shakespeare...the olders will be reading their assigned roles for our chosen play, the youngers are read the play from Lamb's Shakespeare
We have a lunch break, which gives all the kids a chance to run around and chat.
Then we separate again into olders (close to high school age and up), and youngers for..
science...the olders are doing biology and this time is for a group lab
the youngers...go for a nature walk and do a craft
Afterwards they were let loose to run and play.
It was a great success! I had the youngers for the nature walk. I had them make a fairy loom (found HERE) before we took our walk. I wasn't sure how well it would be received, but all the kids loved it! Then after our walk they painted.
As for the rest of our regular schooling. Um, well, lets just say I'm still not all prepared. Kind of hard when we don't have all of our books! We really need to make sure to buy ahead, which is hard to do when we are behind on....well, everything! ha! I was pretty upset about it all. I don't relish having the kids having to read week 5 on one book, week2 on another book, week 1 on a third, etc. Makes for a confusing day...every day. But waiting until we get all the books in isn't an option either as we are behind as it is. Like I said, we are behind on EVERYTHING. You name it, and we are behind. Thankfully this morning I was able to take a deep breath and convince myself that we can make this work. (though part of my brain thinks I'm lying...hee, hee) But, unless money starts to grow on our trees, behind we stay.
I have a bunch of pictures to share. I really, really wish I had gotten pictures of our co-op meeting, but alas I was too busy :-) Most of these pictures are taken by Moira, or Flannery...since I don't have a camera. I have to sneak it away from Moira to get a turn :-)
Aubrey was pretty fascinated by the water.
Pictures out of order again. Ugh. Well, first we came across the below...very odd mushroom. Twenty yards later we came across this fellow...
See, odd mushroom...and that gave us the idea to do this:
Alrighty, off to get a start on our day. Never mind that it is almost lunch time. Non the less we shall try to get a handle on our day and try to figure out how we will do all this school stuff in an orderly fashion. Wish me luck...wait no...pray, yes, pray for a miracle :-)