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How to be Luke's Friend

This morning we got caught up reading our mummy books. One of the books is a Google e guides Mummy book that has a website to go along with it. On each page in the book it will have a keyword, for examples, Palermo, Asian mummies, Mexican mummies, underworld, etc., that you can type in on the website and it will give you more information, pictures, etc. As I've said before, fascinating, although we will (okay probably just I will) have nightmares tonight. We learned about the pancreas and liver today, then cut and glued them onto their paper bodies. Isabel and I had a "Word War." I would write a word and she would have to think of a word that rhymes and write it down. Then she writes another word for me to find a rhyme. Luke wrote in his journal. One of his journal starts was, "Three things I look for in a friend are..." I love what high standards he has for his friends, "1. Not mean. 2. Video game fan. 3. My age." Then math worksheets.

Low Expectations

Last night we finished our read a loud book, Three Tales of My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett, while making more Valentines. The three books in this series are, My Father's Dragon, Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland. This morning Luke and Isabel finished up some of their Valentine's. We then mailed off some cookies at the post office and made a stop at the library. Luke is very into mummies at the moment, so we got a ton of mummy books, books on digestion (for our science) some beginning reading books for Isabel and Choose Your Own Adventure books for Luke.

We had a picnic in the backyard today and read our "new" books outside. Luke and I then looked up a lot of info on the internet about the Iceman mummy Otzi, and a little about King Tutankhamun.

Knowing that we were going to run errands this morning I did NOT plan to do any school today. In the past when we had something else in the morning I would try afternoon school, it always ended up being a meltdown and disaster. Since my expectations were low, we did a GREAT job!

For my own sake and record, here are my recent favorite quotes from my children:

Luke: "I LOVE organizing!"

Isabel: "I know how the baby gets in the mommy's tummy! Heavenly Father puts it in there."

Sylvia: "You spank my BUTT!"

(okay, I am not a parent who believes in spanking, but I had just had it. Sylvia is constantly mean and sadistic to her older sister who is nothing but nice to her. I tried to make it a good lesson by apologizing to Sylvia afterward and then having her apologize to Isabel. I think Sylvia was more shocked than hurt.)