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21 September 2012

Week 6 Finally getting easier

Starting history map project

Where did fall come from?

It is important to take the toys for a walk

CC practicing cello after school

Well, CC finally messed up.  She forgot to bring home a book and couldn't do her assignment for Lit./Comp.  When she told her teacher the next day, he said something that included the words "finally" and "you are really human."  She had to make up the work the next night and the world didn't end - I had assured her it wouldn't and was happy to be proven right. She also noticed that school seems to be getting easier which is good.  She's settling into a routine and feeling good about it.

This week, LB learned to joys of doing her work early in the day which include playing cards with me during lunch.  We've decided our favorite "class" of the day is cuddles which begins sometime after 8:30am and lasts for quite a while.  It is one of the best parts of school.

LB chose The Eagle as her poem this week.  She's copied it and is working to memorize it:

The Eagle
 By Alfred, Lord Tennyson
He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ring'd with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

As a peek into our day: this morning I reviewed Latin with CC over breakfast then went to morning assembly at her school to hear the fourth year orchestra class perform  Camille Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals.  Hubby and LB put up a tent in the living room, and I made them peanut butter gf waffles for breakfast.  Hubby is trying to get some work done and LB is supposed to be doing her math, but I think they're both playing.  After I get some of my work done, I'll get her to finish so we can play Clue. 

Schoolwork for both girls is under control.  We're settling into a nice routine that helps me to feel successful and balanced. This was a good week. 

1 comment:

Monarch Room said...

I've always loved that poem by Tennyson. Such beautiful imagery :)