Sunday September 27
Even though Bella was sick, I still woke her up to see the eclipse. She sat outside in the driveway for maybe 5-10 minutes, wrapped up in a heavy blanket, then went back to bed. But I think she was really happy to see it.
Monday September 28
Sophie is sick, Bella is feeling under the weather too. Bella did a little copywork and part of a math page and then lost herself in a book, I think Little Maid of Narraganset Bay.
I did a short math lesson with the boys, cut off when their attention wandered.
Afternoon stories: The Hobbit, St Elizabeth Ann Seton, The Four Story Mistake.
Tuesday September 29
Sophie still sick. Me too. No math for boys, no work for Sophie at all. Bella did some copywork and math. I read to the kids about the archangels. We made cupcakes for the feast day.
Afternoon stories: The Hobbit; St Elizabeth Ann Seton; Bible story; The Four Story Mistake; My Family and Other Animals; a fairytale from the Japanese book, the Shining Princess.
Bedtime stories: Sophie read Calvin and Hobbes and Night of the Moonjellies to the boys.
Wednesday September 30
Sick day. No table work for anyone.
Afternoon stories: The Hobbit, The Four Story Mistake, Elizabeth Ann Seton.
It was pouring rain all day. A few kids ventured out to stomp in puddles briefly. But by dinner prep time they were all cranky at being sick and not being able to go outside and they asked to watch something. Half the kids watched the Disney Robin Hood the other half watched The Merry Wives of Windsor while I made meatloaf.
Bedtime story: The Peacock’s Pride, an Indian folktale.
Thursday October 1
Another sick day. I’m sick and the girls are still under the weather.
We did do some celebrating of Sophie’s patron saint, Therese. Morning Prayer, coloring pages, looking at her photo album book.
The kids went outside to stomp in the rain. I baked bread and made chicken stock.
Afternoon stories: finished The Hobbit. Read The Four Story Mistake. And a couple stories out of the Japanese fairy tales, Shining Princess book.
Bedtime stories: Pooh for Ben, hunting a Heffalump.
I saw Bella reading Swallows and Amazons, Swallowdale, Peter Duck. Oh and she got out my big Riverside Shakespeare and leafed through it. She read bits of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. And maybe parts of Henry IV? She noticed that Shallow is in both Henry IV and Merry Wives.
Friday October 2
Bella and Sophie slept in really late. We had to go to the library and grocery store. So no time for math and copywork.
Afternoon stories: Four Story Mistake, Elizabeth Anne Seton, Bible Story/picture study with bible stories and art book, Japanese fairy tale, Susanna of the Alamo, Underground by David Macauley.
Bella is reading a book about Abigail Adams, who lived in the next town over, and a book about US Presidents and one about Sam Houston by Jean Fritz that we got from the library today.
Bedtime stories: Calvin and Hobbes.