Wool was needled. Mirrors were cleaned. Nature table given a seasonal boost...
Letters were written, math was discussed, the blocks came out for some place value and borrowing practice...Ani discovered that she can actually read Ramona the Brave *all by herself* and tickled doesn't quite begin to describe how she is feeling. Seven pages during a quiet space in the afternoon. I didn't mind having to be brought up to speed at bedtime...Those seven pages gave me time to snuggle my big girl for a while, which was delicious.
Tea and clouds rounded out our day...we're all set with our own cloud field guides...I finally feel like maybe I'll be able to remember something about clouds other than, "you know, the ones that look like whipped cream?"
(This was one of those times when I'd had a book out from the library - um, it's called Clouds - and had this little project in mind for a couple of weeks. We'd never gotten around to it 'cause every time I offered it Ani shrugged it off, preferring to dig her nose deeper into an Asterix book. Today she saw her sister was interested, and halfway through she said, "I thought I'd hate this project, but I don't! I LOVE it!" Well, yeah - the girl loves clouds, notices them all the time, and plus, we used oil pastels - what's not to love??)
|Cumulonimbus; "if you're smart, go inside"|
Then out, for some hopscotch and yard snuggles, while the "boys" (read: college students) down the street played street hockey. I love that.