Wednesday, January 11, 2012

School time

We took a little bit of an extended break around here because of the holidays.  The boys did a bit of unschooling during that time but were missing the structured lessons that I give them.  Needless to say they were pleased to get back into the routine this week.  On Monday they started their lessons before 8, they were a little eager to get going.  LOL. 
They started practicing music on the iPad.  We got the Dr. Seuss band for an app and is fantastic.  The kids are having alot of fun with it (Husband is too!)  If you see right below Gabe's hand there is a line of circles that has all the notes on it.  They can play their own songs or songs that are offered on there.  If you do not have this app I highly recommend it.  It cost only a couple of dollars.
Practiced penmanship by writing out postcards to family.
Worked on a short story (He was hiding from his brother so he could concentrate)
Built with legos as a life skill.  Gabe worked on it as a way to follow directions.  Sam actually worked on rewriting the directions so that there would be no pictures as a way of giving clear directions.
We started in with water science.  Of course we had to start with the sink or float experiment.    Sam stayed at the counter to write in the results while Gabe waited eagerly at the tub to drop in the item.

There was also some arts and crafts.  With Story of the world the boys learned about the conquistodors and made mask of them.  Sam is in the top picture and Gabe is right below.  If you look closely at Gabe's he is sticking his tounge out, always trying to be funny!
So that is what we have been up to so far this week.  Hope that the rest of the week goes smothly as the begining.. 

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