Thursday, August 16, 2012

Not Back to School Fun Day

Wednesday the local public schools started so we had our "Not Back to School" Fun Day

We started our day heading to the grocery store to buy doughnuts and juice and then heading to the park for a breakfast picnic and playtime.

After the little kids were worn out we went home and did a small amount of normal school work and played computer games while we waited for it to be time for little E to go down for his nap.

Once he was down for his nap the big kids and I started playing board games.  We LOVE board games in our house.  Our homeschool closet is stocked with lots of games.

D and S enjoyed working together to play Multiplication Twister.  Since D was too twisted up to find the numbers he would solve the multiplication problem and then tell S the answer.  She then searched the board for the number and pointed it out to him.  D got to practice his multiplication tables and S worked on number recognition.  Woot!  Math Game for two.  We also did a little frog hopping from answer to answer on the board.  D multiplying and S just looking for the numbers.

By the time E was up from his nap the big kids were tired of games and both were happy to curl up with a book for a little while and I played cars with the little boys.

After reading for a bit the big kids both wanted to play computer games again so they were happy to be allowed another time on the computers to play.   D is back to enjoying Dreambox and S is still in love with Reading Eggs.  S is going to be upset at the end of the month when our Reading Eggs subscription ends.

After their computer time was over D got to go play in the garage with his new tool set.  He is learning to hammer nails in straight so he can eventually build and paint a few birdhouses for his grandparent's for Christmas.  So he happily sat in the garage for about an hour pounding in nails and measuring how far one nail was from another etc.

Overall it was a fun day and the kids were worn out at the end of the day.  Can't ask for much more!

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