As I’m sitting here typing this blog Suri is in my lap. It was a great day until I asked JD to write for a language arts lesson.
We moved straight into math after the devotion. We were learning about Greatest Common Factors. The lesson was fairly easy but we got tripped up on the last part of the formula. JD scored an 80% on the quiz. That’s really good considering I didn’t help him at all on it. Suri joined us about half way through he lesson. JD said, “This is like baby Einstein stuff for her.” She sat on my lap while I was writing out the numbers JD spoke to me. She was very interested in what was going on. So I pulled another pad out for her. I wrote and spoke the numbers 1, 2, 3 on the paper. I repeated and helped her trace the numbers. Before you know it she mimicked me by saying, “Un, two, tee.”
For social studies today JD and I reviewed the three branches of government. He retained a lot of information from last year like: what the branches are and the terms of the position (years, age, citizenship.) Suri joined us there too. I had the four sheets of paper taped to one another like a big rectangle. I attached them to the fireplace and had JD sit down in front so he could see it while I read it. Suri plopped right down like it was a reading circle. JD and I went from the fireplace to the computer so I could show him the news reporting that the Republicans had control of the house for the first time in a century. This led us to see that President Obama would be speaking at 1 pm. So we set our clock to listen to him. There was a lot going on but I told JD he’ll probably say, “We need to learn to work as a team…blah…blah…” We tried to watch it but there was a lot going on and it was hard for JD to follow how tactfully the reporters were sneaking in their questions.
Everyone here is doing well. I’ll try to keep up with the blog, but it’s going to be difficult.