We haven’t done much traditional school work in the past few weeks. Lots of games, lots of reading and LOTS of Christmas crafts. Georgie’s reading is improving at a very rapid rate and he’s now reading Level 2 readers quickly and easily. I may have to make reading to his sister an official part of our school day.
Our last two Christmas crafts were making paper strip candy canes and salt dough ornaments. I found about 4 completely different salt dough recipes online and used the one that used the least amount of salt since the only large container of salt we had was sea salt. Despite over 30 minutes of baking, the ornaments never became completely hard but I still let the kids paint them and we’re going to attach a few of them to the presents going to the grandparents.
We had the last day of homeschool bowling for the Fall session this week and the kids received their participation trophies.
We finished up the week with a trip to the movie theater to see Chipwrecked. This was the first time these guys have been in an actual movie theater in over 2 years, when we saw Up in theaters. That was such a traumatic experience that we blocked out all the details and only retained a strong feeling of dread at the thought of bringing these two into a movie theater again. But, they are more than two years older now and it was a school day so the theater was likely to be empty or full of younger children, so I decided to take a chance. They did pretty good. At least I don’t think they disturbed anyone but me. Georgie kept turning around to wave to the pretty girl in the row behind us and danced around at the end of the movie but all in all it was pretty good. By the time they have the free movies next Summer, I may even be willing to do it again.