LB showing her friend D the foxes.
BB making a big fake smile, but he enjoyed the wolves too.
CC with her friend the 150 pound wolf Shunka. He gave her a delightful, but naughty kiss. He doesn't normally stick his head through the fence to greet guests. She was good and resisted the urge to pet him.
Handwriting is going well still. We did 8 pages this week. We started the Singapore math book, and by today's lesson, I began to think it was a mistake. I think we will go back and finish the Math Mammoth 3 before we start on Singapore 3. She can do the work, but man she drags her feet with it when she was just flying through the MM. I think she just needs more work on those multi-digit addition and subtraction problems. Writing is going along well too. We are still enjoying the exercises from Just Write 2.
We have been playing some dice games with LB. She is starting to recognize numbers on the dice instead of counting them out each time. She is also recognizing her numbers. I am happy with her progress this week. I have also been sitting with her and a small white board while I am doing school with CC. I write words and LB copies them. Then she asks for words and I write them,and later she draws pictures and tells stories about them. It is working well and she can write and recognize some short words like 'cat' and 'dog'.
BB got a job. Today is his first day. He is registering voters. I think it will be a very good experience for him. Next week we are supposed to hear about financial aid and scholarships so we are holding are breath for one more week. He also had a small dose of reality with some of his friends dealing with homelessness and terminal cancer - it is scary, but the reality for many kids.
Overall, our week was one for the win column. We did our school work, and enjoyed our home life and our family.