After breakfast, we took the obligatory picture. I asked him to put pants on for it (he rarely wears pants at home) and when he came back he was wearing his swimming trunks and a winter hat. Good enough!
While I got Maddie situated, Kasen opened up his sushi erasers. He thought they were hilarious.
Like I guessed, he chose to do the Sight Word Parking Lot first. He did fabulous and really liked it. We started with me calling out a word and him finding it, but towards the end, he'd pick a word and read it then park his car there.
Next up, we did math. I kept it very simple today. We did a dice game where he'd roll the dice, count the dots and then draw that many icicles on the house.
Dot-To-Dot Pig. He immediately got that it was a reference to "Charlotte's Web." We need to work on how he holds writing utensils because he can't see where he's writing with the way he usually holds it, like in this picture.
We had started about 9:15 and by 10, he was starting to resist. I didn't push things. We got through about half of the spelling lesson and skipped one of the coloring pages. We were done by 10:15.
He was very proud of doing the calendar page all by himself... he even wrote a number 7 without anything to trace!
All the phonograms he already has mastered. The rest are letters that have multiple sounds... he wasn't sure about some of those.
Maddie, of course, colored all over herself with a marker.
Half an hour after we were finished with school for the day, Kasen was bugging me to do a science experiment. We got out a bouncy ball-making kit that I have and we mixed it all up. Here he is trying to get the mold apart :)
Always a scientist, he tried to explain how he thought it worked: "The sun must re-fwect off the water causing it to stick together." I told him that was a great hypothesis. :)
At lunch, we read more of "Charlotte's Web." He loved having me read while he ate. I read two chapters then after I put Maddie down for a nap, we curled up on the couch and read two more!
On Tuesdays, the kids are going to go to my parents' house in the morning and they'll take them to the local science center for a free science experiment and some play time. They'll spend the night that night so Tuesdays will be my go to the gym, run errands, get groceries, possibly do some massive cooking to make freezer meals and work on lesson plans for the next week. Big plans... only half will probably actually get done.