Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tuesday 1/8

Woke up at 6:30a.m. Supposed to get new washer today. Very sleepy. Researched about Johnathan Swift and read more Gulliver's Travels. Got every one up at 8:30. Kids are all excited about new computer.

Washing machine men called, they'll be here in 20 minutes!

10:46 a.m. Washer is here. Had to run a trial cycle to see if it worked.

H took B and S with her to run errands and then for a walk at meadow lark gardens while she reads the rest of Gulliver's Travels.

W wandered around a bit looking for his copy of the book, finally just decided to read online.

J did copywork - he's writing out Angelus in cursive. Then we reviewed ch. 8 of F&L; then we did Classical Writing - grammar: we reviewed subject complements and transitive and intransitive verbs, digrammed 4 sentences. Orally reviewed spelling words. Also did a fun exercise where we replaced words with synonyms. Now J is working on rewriting story from outline we did yesterday.

B - snacked on cheese and watched Arthur. Took her new big Barbie coloring book outside with us while the teens and I discussed Gulliver's Travels and read about the Hanover dynasty. The weather was lovely but got really windy. B started acting up and being disruptive so after a couple of tries we sent inside. She wound up watching Paper Mario that J and S were playing. Now she's upset because her glitter got messed up on her picture.

Follow up from next day:
H went to Theology of the Body in the evening.

S taught himself the squares of number 1 to 10 on the computer calculator.
B played at National Geographic for Kids site. They also watched PBS show Fletch.

J read more of The Lighthouse Land
R started to read Half Magic to B and S.
Lots of talk about New Hampshire Primary.

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