Well, due to a special request for a guest post by Alana, I decided to tell a bit of what I have been doing with the kids while Heather was in the hospital. Heather didn't expect me to do any school this past week but the kids were eager and I figured I would give it a shot. I mean, how hard could it be?
I reviewed a bit of calculus with E10 and then let him work a a few simple problems on the board. You can see R8 is working on her report for Social Studies on how to achieve peace in the Middle East. I told her she needed to have it done by tomorrow since the U.N. has already called twice to ask for a copy of it. You would think that after so many years of war, they could wait an extra day or two. Jeesh!
While the older kids were doing that, I6 and J3 were doing some science by using our marble run to replicate the experiments they will be performing at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. That experiment hasn't even started running yet while our kids were able to get enough data to prove the existence of the Higgs boson before lunch. I don't know but it seems to me that high energy physicists are just a bunch of prima donnas.
After lunch the kids begged me to finish up the read aloud we started yesterday, 'War and Peace' by Leo Tolstoy. You can see the kids loved every minute of it! That Leo, what a crack-up!
We finished the day with the kids doing a little housework. I think it is good for them to contribute to keeping the house clean.
Not too bad for one day I think, although I can begin to appreciate why Heather says she is tired at the end of the day. The kids were a little loud doing the housework so I could only take a light nap while they cleaned...
Anyway, we are glad she is home now and on the way to recovery. Welcome home Heather!