Monday - LB was sick. I took her to the doctor who proclaimed it was not strep and please giver her plenty of rest and fluids - I knew this already. CC made her own schedule since she didn't like mine, and we both agreed she needed one. She read about the executive branch of the government in How the U.S. Government Works by Syl Sobel . She worked on editing photos on my laptop and rested her hurt knee (more about that later). She also did a great job of helping to care for her sick sister. I had a Very Important Document to publish, and I spent a couple of hours on a call. I decided that this day wouldn't count as school.
Tuesday - LB felt better and went to school where in addition to art, pe, library, recess, and lunch she learned about pilgrims. When I asked her what she learned she replied, "Pilgrims have to wear a lot more clothes than Native Americans." I really love kindergartners.
CC made waffles for breakfast, did spelling and some perplexors. She designed a pattern and cut out the material to make herself a vest, wrote in her journal and went to pottery with dad.
Wednesday - We woke up to snow so the girls rushed through breakfast then went out to play. When they came in CC make hot cocoa for them then she read part of Take Me Back by DK Publishing with her sister. It is a terrific, exploratory history book. She started to feel sick and went to bed for the rest of the day. LB discovered that she is just the perfect age for Calico Critters. We pulled out the critter's townhouse, and she spent most of the rest of the afternoon playing with them. She did complete the first few pages of her new ETC2 then went to ballet.
The Little Brainwaves Investigate: Animals to her between my two calls. Once I got on the long call, I skipped the rest of the day, but was done by bedtime so we played for a while then I read them stories.
Friday is a Sick Day for us all. We need the rest. I was paged and worked for three hours before the girls got up when I learned that I needed a sick day.
LB has been getting K.Y. Craft fairy tales all week. I'm still reading wise women tales to CC (and LB listens). This week CC read Nordic Gods and Heroes by Padraic Colum when she wasn't too sick. I took her to the doctor today for her hurt knee (tendinitis and maybe a bit of "jumper's knee"). He verified that she has a non-strep sore throat too since she woke up this morning with a fever of 1-1, headache and sore throat. No school today either.
We made it to 66 days of school for fourth grade with three days of school this week and 67 days for kindergarten with four days of school.