Lightning, Monsters, Letter I and the Moon

Written by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling

So it is official that lightning hit our house Monday night, completely killing both AC units, the cable, internet, garage door, irrigation system, and putting a fist size hole in our roof.  Also, since that time, the mouse on my laptop doesn’t work and my blog has had a few issues.  That is all that I have found so far.

Thus our school week has been interrupted, a lot. 

Tuesday, the only thing we managed to do was a very short story and art project.  We read a short counting and monster book and then I had the boys make monsters, however they were soon distracted by one set of repair guys that were in our house.  Thing 1 did come back later in the day to finish his monster.

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Today was a little better.  One, because I was determined to get back on track, but also because we only had one repair visit scheduled.  So this afternoon during Thing 3’s nap, Thing 2 and I continued to with our letter of the week, the letter I.  Today was letter I is for igloo.  After he finished his beginning letter I pre write, we made a lower case I out of sugar cubes.  He was then soon distracted and done for the day.  I will be glad when the repair guys do not have to come around any longer.

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I then started with Thing 1.  We went through our site words and reviewed the –an word family.  Next we discussed and sorted pennies and nickels.  He quickly learned the difference between the two.  Thing 2 even joined in on the fun. 

Next we got to the exciting part of the day.  Today we continued our study of the solar system, by learning more about the moon.  First, we read a book about the moon.  Then we talked about more in depth about the craters on the moon and did an experiment that illustrated how the craters were formed.  I filled a pie pan with flour and then we collected different sized “rocks” (ok, there were acorns and other things because we were having a hard time finding rocks today).  I then had Thing 1 dropped the “rocks” into the pan.  We discussed the difference between the different sized “rocks.”  Both Thing 1 and Thing 2 got into this.  The cable/internet repair guy was impressed.

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Eventually I was able to bribe convince the boys to come back inside so that we could talk about the phases of the moon.  We did the ever popular Oreo cookie phases of the moon project.  This was a huge hit with the boys.  Once we were finished, Thing 1 asked if he could put craters on the moon, thus the reason there are holes in the cream of the Oreos.  I had not thought of that.

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By the time we were wrapping up the Oreo project, the cable/internet repair guy had to come inside and work, thus ending school for the day. 

I know the rest of the week is not going to be much better since this evening we discovered the irrigation and garage door is no longer working and thus will have to be looked at also.  However, my goal is to try and get through most of our plans for the week.  We will see how it goes.

How is your week going?

Comments: 3

  1. Kerri says:

    Love Love Love the oreo moon phase activity!!


  2. Lorie says:

    Love the phases of the moon oreos!