Snow day! No school, so I have all my children home with me today. The first thing I did this morning was make a quick list of things we could do with our day.
It’s almost 1:30 now, and it’s been a nice morning.
The snow is gently falling, so quiet and pure white.
Jacob and Ethan are trying to find shovels so they can work on the driveway.
Seth and Sarah are napping. The other three are having quiet play/reading time.
I did dictation with David and Caleb. Dictation is when the teacher reads aloud to the students and they copy down exactly what they hear. It helps with several skills; listening, spelling, sentence structure, handwriting…..etc. Today I used a sentence from Stuart Little (and put the book down for the picture). After they were done, they drew the picture, too. It was delightful fun.
“Everyone thanked Margalo for saving Stuart’s life;
and at suppertime Mrs. Little presented her with a tiny cake,
which had seeds sprinkled on top.”
Out of the bosom of the Air,
Out of the cloud-folds of her garments
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
Over the harvest-fields
Silent, and soft, and slow
Descends the snow.
(I got a big kick out of the helpful labeling.)
I’m currently reading this great book, and found a quote last night that I liked, that made me think of my friends here.
“Odd, to feel as though you knew someone quite well whom you had never met.”
Enjoy your day, dear friends, whether it’s sunshine or snow, quiet or loud, or ever-changing as the hours pass……..(like most of these busy mothering days).
PS, This morning I pulled on a sweatshirt and didn’t realize that there was another long-sleeved t-shirt stuck inside it. I spent hours feeling so plump and round, wondering, until to my astonishment, the extra shirt fell down and out as I ran downstairs after putting Sarah to bed! What a nice surprise, to instantly lose that bulky feeling! LOL