Anyway, this day was pretty perfect as far as expectations for a first day. Our day started at around 6:30, like usual. I don't remember many details of the morning except that we had scripture time after breakfast around 8:00 am. Then it was time to have some pizza fun!
We started out with the boys watching Pete's a Pizza. What a cute story, and a perfect way to jump into our pizza week! It was a video book, so that made it a pretty fun story time.
|I took the picture at the end of the story, I was too lazy to rewind it and catch a good part of the story :-)|
April worked pretty independently through all of her subjects. She doesn't have a science curriculum yet so she worked on her snap circuits.
After I finished with the boys' pizza fun, I started some Yellow Ball fun with Alex. We read the story, and he wanted to read it over again so we did. He wanted to read it a 3rd time, but I had to tell him that we're reading it all week! So, I distracted him by playing with him with his yellow ball I bought him especially for this row. He loves his yellow ball. It has been to the park with us almost every time over the last few days.
Then I convinced him he wanted to make a yellow ball on construction paper. He liked drawing the big circle and cutting it out.
|Alex's Yellow Ball with construction paper.|
Aaron had the genius idea with all our talk about pizza to make a solar oven out of an old pizza box. He cooked a hot dog in it. It came out pretty good!
In the afternoon we read our first reading from the new science book for this year. We/I am very excited for science this year with the boys. We are learning all about water creatures! I love the ocean, rivers, and lakes. I'm looking forward to all the field trips I already have in mind with this one.
I decided that the kids did pretty well for their first day, and we had a pretty hot afternoon so we headed to the river for a quick dip. We don't have very many days left to do this, so I like to take the opportunities while we still can. We even had the conversation about swimming creatures/non-swimming creatures while swimming, reviewing our first science lesson from earlier.
We left around 4:30. It was earlier than the older kids wanted to go, but Alex was getting cold, and I forgot towels. Silly me!
So we packed up and headed home. We got home, and I wasn't in the mood for cooking a big dinner so we had pancakes!
After pancakes we had FHE (family home evening) learning about budgeting and the importance of tithing, which ended like this...
Then it was time to get ready for bed. The boys get dressed in their pj's and get into bed for Dad to read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory aloud to them. At this point it was around 8 ish. Sorry I didn't write anything down, just going by memory here. After he reads it's lights out, and time to reset for the next day!
I am linking this with Our Busy Homeschool's one hoemschool day. It's fun to get a glimpse into other families homeschool days!