Can I buy a vowel?
On Saturday, I had another "phew, they ARE actually learning things!" moment. Luke was drawing and writing Super Luke stories using the folded and stapled paper books I made for them. I noticed that Isabel was writing in a book as well which was great because she usually isn't as excited to draw pictures and make up stories. She showed me her book. I was so excited because she had actually written a story with words (okay, more like "words") written in it! She did a pretty good job on the spelling although, Joey summed up her spelling style by saying, (not for her to hear of course) "Can I buy a vowel?" Hahaha. Her story was called, The Baby and the Princess. It was SO cute. This morning they were busy again making up stories in their books. I then read to them the two Shel Silverstein books, The Missing Piece and The Missing Piece Meets the Big O. I had never read those before. I am not sure what they were about. I tried to relate the pieces to people and relationships, but then it got weird and so I ended up thinking that maybe I was taking it too deep. Afterward I had them help me clean the schoolroom and gave them their spelling lists. Some of the words I gave Isabel this week were words she used in her book she wrote. I had them do their writing and journals, then Math. Isabel then played a Math computer game. Tonight Luke practiced piano and practiced riding his bike while I read to Isabel. For family home evening we discussed the Word of Wisdom and health. Afterward Joey made us a strawberry and banana smoothie and we watched an Animal Planet show together.