Julia and Annalyn had their first day of online classes. They were excited to see how much it resembled a regular classroom but they quickly got bored as the teacher explained things over and over and over to the kids who didn't get it.
Annalyn and Julia tend to get finished with their schoolwork rather quickly and are able to help me out-- which is a big help! Here they are reading through a science project I am going to be doing with Sveta, Anastasia, and Jonny.
Speaking of Sveta, Anastasia, and Jonny-- they are all at about the same level. They work together as a group when we use math manipulatives and do Wordly Wise which is a fun vocabulary program. Often times I read the same stories to them and I try to include Sveta and Anastasia in as much science related things as I can without it being over their head.
The other day we read Dragon Goes Shopping. For a fun activity, I had them draw a shopping cart and fill it up with food that they clipped from grocery ads. I told them that they had to do a better job at balancing out their food groups so that everything was not junk food like in Dragon's cart.
I think they did a fine job. I told them that one day they would be great shoppers!
Did I mention we cook at home a lot? Julia is our "Queen of Desserts!" I asked her to make this recipe .
I think it looks absolutely gorgeous and normally it is wonderfully delicious but I think that we made too much filling and so the ratio of crust to filling was a little off-- which tells me do not triple the recipe next time! They remind me of bear claws.
P.S. I know that I need to update my header and side bar-- but I can sure use some help. I invision a picture header with random rotating pictures that change every few seconds. Anyone know how to do that? Also, I am running out of space on this blog-- has anyone else experienced that? Can I go and delete previous years to free up space or do I have to think abot starting a new one?