Fable, Meatballs and Sealants.
Wednesday we had learned what a Greek Myth was and read one from Luke's workbook, then answered the questions afterward. Today we read Aesop's The Man the Boy and the Donkey fable. Moral was, "Please all, and you will please none." TRUE THAT! I showed them a magazine article about Jodi Benson. Jodi is most famous for being the voice of Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid eighteen years ago. It was fun to learn that Jodi now has two children, 9 and 7, and homeschools them!
Luke was very interested in finding out that the apple he was eating came from Washington. I handed him a map and he found Washington on it. I explained that Washington is famous for their apples, Idaho for their potatoes, and California for their raisins, oranges and maybe avocados. Luke then asked me what state was famous for meatballs. "...Uhhhhh, the country, Italy???"
They also worked on writing, grammar, math, etc. today. Luke was making Line Man Mazes like crazy, so I put together a folder with sheet protectors in them for him to keep all of his Line Man pages in.
Safety Nerd Alert: At the dentist the other day Luke got sealants put on his teeth. The dentist then instructed Luke that he should not chew on hard candy or ice etc. When the dentist was saying this, all I thought was, OH NO. Sure enough, when we got home, "Mom, do you think this cracker is too hard for me to eat? I don't think I should eat this popsicle." And on and on. I finally told him to bite on ice and hard candy all he wants for all I care (which by the way he doesn't anyway) our insurance will pay for new sealants.