We completed our first day of school this fall. My four and three-year olds aren’t tired, but I am.
I noted early on that I was not completely prepared to teach history today, but since we do each twice per week, I had the option to do science instead. Our hands-on plan went well, especially since I assigned my oldest to look up “Simple Machines” in the Usborne Science Encyclopedia during her assigned reading time. She took notes and drew pictures on “levers.” Since that was what I planned on building on our first day with our Ein-O Discovery Tank, it fit in nicely. We built all three “classes” of levers and started our notebook pages on them. (I forgot to print out paper for this, so I had to run do this while they were building their models.)
We stopped by the library this evening to pick up a book on Mary Stuart and an additional “visual encyclopedia” on physics to use during the next few weeks of science.
I wasn’t ready for spelling today as I didn’t have my tape recorder handy and when I retrieved it, I had to change the batteries. I also couldn’t find my extra red spelling notebook for SWR, so I ended up going online tonight and ordering another (with plenty of “not-needed” extras).
We had some “attitude” today, but it went pretty well, all-in-all. My oldest’s piano book arrived via UPS this evening, so we’re in good shape for the rest of the week . . . I hope!
Keeping the preschooler, toddler, and baby busy was just as fun as I knew it would be. Thank goodness for good weather and baby naps!