Today was a low key day here in the Cameron house. All three boys are still a little under the weather, although Thing 3 seems to be the worst.
I have been working really hard the last few weeks to make our school room a fun place for everyone, even Thing 3. Last night, I came up with a few ideas of simple things for Thing 3 to play from stuff that we already have around the house. My goal is for him to have activities that will keep him occupied in our classroom when I am working with the big boys. This afternoon Thing 3 found one of the activities that I had put together and he loved it. It is great motor skill practice.
During our school time today, I only had one student. Thing 2 fell asleep during rest time, so Thing 1 and I did school today. It was nice to only have one student and we were able to get through everything much faster than we can when Thing 2 is around. Thing 1 was also more focused and got more practice than he would have if Thing 2 were around. Ultimately, this means I need to find a way to work with each boy one on one. I know it would benefit both of them. Thing 2 did do a couple of school activities, but he was having more fun coloring a picture for Thing 3.
This evening before bedtime, Thing 1 and Thing 2 made it back into our classroom and found a alphabet puzzle that I had picked up in the Target dollar bins. They spent 20 minutes before bedtime working on the puzzle together, twice.
Learning with the Cameron Clan!