played endless games of Sorry; built lots with blocks--
--and I mean LOTS with blocks--
--which was VERY well enjoyed. Sydney decorated some frames for some maps I'm going to tack to the walls in their playroom--
--colored with Sharpies and crayons and colored pencils and whatever else she could find; masterminded the design and construction of her new skirt; and worked on some balancing butterflies, project still in progress:
Sydney finished filling out her reading program form and submitted it to the library, earning herself a book as a prize. She also did some handwriting copywork for fun and helped me label stuff.
began the timeline!!! We've added the epochs and some info on dinosaurs and human evolution; Willow has big plans to cut up an extra Smithsonian dinosaur encyclopedia that we have on hand, and I still need to mark out some basic demarcations from early man to the present so that we know where to put stuff. Will's also been into the short video clips on the Liberty's Kids web site, although she's very annoyed that I insist on supervising her visits there, since it contains outside advertising.
walked and biked and scooted downtown and all around; helped with chores like grocery shopping and cleaning and gardening--
--went swimming; had boisterous playdates with good friends; picked blackberries and peaches--
--played on various playgrounds, including one magical maneuver on the monkey bars too many (CRACK!); and, most recently, practiced and practiced and practiced walking on crutches.
And that's how we homeschooled this week. Please, let next week be uneventful.