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Monday, September 14, 2009

Day 18 of Homeschooling

Today was Day 18 out of 180 for our homeschool year. I snapped some photos of our day. Here James is doing his All About Spelling lesson. We are repeating Level 3 for extra practice (and because I forgot to order Level 4 of the program), and so it is really easy for him. This is Margaret's newest thing. As soon as I get down the board for James to do spelling, Margo FREAKS out and runs to the shelf where the other board is kept. She has decided that this magnet board with chunky letters is her board. She must have access to this board at this time and it must be placed in the same location each day. During James' spelling time she removes all the letters, hides them among the books behind the board, and eats all the dots to the i's and j's.

Due to a wonderful birthday party over the weekend, the kids got outfitted in pirate gear. This is one of two pirates that made an appearance today.

I always convince Henry to "help" Margaret clean up her board. He is excited about finding all the hidden letters, but won't touch any of the dots because he says [enter sing-song voice here], "They are too wet and gross!"


These fruity counters were the best ebay purchase I have ever made for the school room. This is the third year we have had them and the interest for them is still going strong. Here they are making muffins and trying to convince Margaret that they are not real fruit or real muffins, and therefore should not be eaten.
Here is the other pirate that appeared after morning snack. It is such a coincidence since we are reading Robinson Crusoe and today he was captured by pirates and enslaved.

My pirates were very friendly and all they wanted was to snuggle and for me to play upstairs with them in the playroom.

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