Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Today has been another busy day. Besides heading out the door with four kids to go vote, we also had school to do, swimming lessons to go to, and work to do around the house. But at least everything got done! The kids were especially excited about our trip to the voting booth. They weren't sure who they would vote for if they could. I tried to explain the voting process, what the president does, and why it's important to vote.

School lessons were short and quick. Since the kids are in swimming at different times, we have to be especially efficient on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This means we usually start earlier in the morning and finish later in the day. It actually has been working out quite well and the kids know that there is something to look forward to.

Today, we continued with our planned lessons. Marco and Isabella are on schedule and Anthony is also doing well with My Blue Boat. He misses reading Yellow Ball and is constantly asking for me to take it out for him. I do think that the transition from one book to the other is going well, as both books deal with something going out into the ocean.

For our BFIAR activities, we managed to squeeze in a couple of crafts today. Anthony worked on color matching and some whale activities. I printed out a whale worksheet from Evan-Moor and then the kids all did a collage of a whale and a sailboat. It was funny to see Marco try to zoom through his math worksheets so that he could join in on the coloring, cutting, and pasting.

Marco trying to finish math so that he can do a craft.

Anthony working on a visual discrimintation worksheet.

Isabella working on a whale craft.

Marco and Anthony show off their whale and sailboat art.

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