Happy Monday, my friends!
Well, it's our first day "Back to Homeschool" and it's been a good one, if not exactly quite what I'd planned. For one thing, Crackerjack is sick - he caught the cold Bookworm brought home from college this weekend - and spent most of the day under blankets. But Earlybird and I got some nice work done this morning, and to celebrate we baked a batch of brownies together.
(It's hard to tell, but that's a thumbs up!)
I'm still behind on lesson plans, and you all know how I love planning, but sometimes, and especially with Earlybird, just "winging it" and expanding on what comes up in a day works out really well. Today we learned about canyons (the Grand Canyon in particular), bridge repair, China and measurements. We also put up our world map, read an acrostic poem and looked through the Boston Globe for stories to explore.
But mostly today - this week! - is about refreshing attitudes and reminding ourselves that learning is fun and work is rewarding! All much needed things after a long, lazy summer!
Hope your week's off to a great start, everyone ... see you here again very soon!