Homeschooling while working full-time, 6 days a week is hard. But we are hanging in there. I made some assignment books for each our boys. Now there is no excuse for wandering away from their desks if Mom is called out to pump propane, take someone's rent money or anything else. They have their daily assignments and if they finish one thing, they should start on the next thing they *can* do. (Instead of "Mom, I couldn't do spelling so I didn't do anything else and that's why I'm over here playing with Legos instead of focusing on my schoolwork.") Of course, it doesn't always happen that smoothly but it has been pretty good so far.
This week we had the chance to observe a baby bunny. We have a lot of bunnies in our RV park. One resident brought it over to us because she didn't want a cat to get it. It stayed huddled up underneath our hibiscus bush all day. It was so little!
We took this opportunity to do our Green Hour Challenge #2: Using Your Words. The assignment was to observe quietly. Then with one word describe what you heard. With two words describe what you saw and with three words describe what you felt. Here is what my 7-year-old son came up with: What I heard: tweet-tweet, bzzzzzz; What I saw: bunny rabbit, red spider, some birds (well, he got his two words!); What I felt: hard concrete sidewalk, hot air. Here is what my 10-year-old said: What I heard: buzz, wind; What I saw: baby bunny (and he drew hearts around that); What I felt: rough dry dirt, nice clear water. I was good for building observation skills and strengthening their use of descriptive words.