Things like that (Sal and his story) just restore my faith in the way the world works, you know? It's a beautiful place, this world of ours.
While Trev and I were watching our arithmetic video, Maddie was learning about properties of Physics with the catapult. She's aiming for precision, and is experimenting thusly. (Heavy things are predictable? Pear-shaped? Round? The launching style?)
Back to the computer for a little Shakespeare--Taming of the Shrew, today...
Godzilla on the wiiheehee.
I asked the children what they'd like to do today, and Trev started mentioning science kits and books, so we went downstairs to do a little gathering.
Maddie came in telling me how butterflies come to Be (from her Peep video), so I got out our DK book Watch Me Grow: Butterfly.
Soon I was looking for our recorder so Maddie and I can have our next music lesson... where is it?? Can't find it. hmmph.
I made a multiplication table for Trev and Madd... we've never had one posted in our house. We do counting by numbers, and lots of talk about the magic of nines and other interesting number games and patterns... but no posted table.
There. That's fixed.
First we reviewed Sal's video about subtraction in its most difficult form (and have mastered it, I think -in just a day or two), and then went for a multiplication review: Multiplication table 1-9.
Again, a lot of this stuff Trev knows, but he likes it, I like it, and we can keep the noggins in good working order.
Reading with Madd. Eddie the Raccoon books. Love Eddie. (Both of us!)
Trev read to us from our library book, Does An Apple A Day Keep the Doctor Away? And Other Questions About Your Health and Body
while Maddie did some window shopping and I caught up here on the day's notes.
An' there was some of this,
(navigating by herself)and Jumping,
and Maddie learned how to scrub the tub
(she did that while her Mama started her soup for supper).
Calculator play (Maddie),
Blue Planet: The Deep (all four of us),
More Blue Planet - Tidal Seas and Coasts, this time. Which took us all the way to bedtime.
An unhurried and unharried life...
it's a pretty goodly way to live.