February 10, 2004

Vrooming along through V.... Today we continued with V. We read about and listened to Vivaldi. We looked at works from Van Gogh and read about his life. I couldn't believe he only sold one painting when he was alive! We read about vultures and then drew them in our nature notebooks. We read several storybooks with V themes or names. We talked about vertical lines and the difference between vertical and horizontal. The kids played Darth Vader from Star Wars and Violet Beauregard from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory during their imaginary playtime.

We survived another day without any TV - and I was right that it was me that found it tougher than the kids! They took time to look through issues of National Geographic and did some puzzles and file folder games. For quiet time Rhiannon read through all the Bob books in her set while Ciaran and Sirah slept and I got some cleaning done. We made homemade valentines for the kids in their homeschool group for our upcoming party. We learned and presented "Roses are Red, Violets are Blue" and read from A Child's Book of Garden Verses.

We practiced rhyming words and the kids did some free drawing time. We are now going to play Chutes and Ladders and review vertical and horizontal and simple math skills while we play. Then we will make pizza tonight for dinner. I think we will just do some reading again tonight - there are a few fun V storybooks we have left to do.


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