R got up very early to drive to Baltimore to see his mom and brothers while dad is undergoing operation.
Things to do today:
Lots of prayer
Follow morning routine
Plan for RE
Curves - must go to Curves!
Laundry - boys especially
Math tutor this a.m.
Buy little candy canes for St. Nick
Have B and S go over play roles
Have H go over whose already signed up - how to make program
Need to plan for Chanukah dinner, early
Need to plan what to make for St. Nick potluck
Said rosary for Grandad, all except W who had lots of math homework to finish up.
J didn't finish math homework before tutor arrived because he was too busy reading Douglas Adams book. W is in study alternately doing math and playing guitar. H took a shower this a.m. No idea what else she's been doing.
B and S - we sang Chanukah songs and recounted the story of Chanukah which S had mixed up with Passover. I read Zlateh the Goat which is a lovely story. Did mental math. B acted out number sentence of 6 - 1 equals 5 using pebbles then I wrote the sentence both ways. S did lots of fancy counting by 100s, 25s, tens and 5s with big numbers for example count by 5's from 135 to 250. Then we did 5 new spelling words, follow, pillow, shadow, etc and a little bit of cursive practice. B set up her playhouse as a grocery store and we played store for a bit.
Need to remember to do : Advent calendar and Jesse tree which we didn't do at breakfast. Also, do paradigm sheets for Latin with J. I think we'll focus on that for Advent. Also want B to read to me and S as well.
J and I went over all the conjugations, declensions and pronouns we've learned so far. We are just going to fill out the template pages during Advent to get this stuff drilled into our heads. B brought the little tv up stairs and wanted to watch movies in her room. I told she could now but tonight instead of watching a movie while mom and H are at RE she and S would have to listen to their story cds then.
Did Advent calendar and Jesse Tree at lunch time. I am very grouchy and sleepy. I think I am going to lay down for 20 minutes then get up and plan my RE class for tonight.