For Reading, he has been reading Bob books since last year but when we started using the Reading curriculum this year, the books started sitting on the shelf unused. He finished Set 2 today and though he can read much more challenging material now, he wants to finish the Bob sets. He did not do any work from the Blue Language kit today but instead chose to do another section in his Explode the Code book. He has to do one or the other each day. We won't move forward until both are completed.
Levi woke much earlier today and went right to work on his Bible verse. Both boys completed this today and are doing really well with it. They enjoy learning the verses each week and seeing the improvements of their handwriting. Levi worked in his Getting Ready for the Code book today and is excited that he is almost finished with this one. We have one more letter left before we move on. All of this was completed by about 10 and the day just went downhill from there. The toddler (I can't put his real name since he is a foster child so from here on out I will refer to him as Prince) began destroying our classroom, Elijah began shouting at everyone and Levi just didn't want to do anything. We continued to try until 11 when we stopped to clean up to go outside. 11:30 came and their fighting continued, it was nearly time for lunch and the classroom didn't get cleaned up. Needless to say, we didn't get to go outside, which is what they really needed the most but Prince was far too tired and I needed to get lunch done. I began lunch at noon and by 12:28 the dog's water bowl had been dumped all over the floor and a gallon of milk had also been spilled, at which point I accidently shut Elijah in the refrigerator and then everyone just started crying. I started to clean up the milk and told them all to go get in the bed, that we needed naps so that we could get up in a better mood. They go up the stairs and begin driving a remote control car done the stairs over and over again, laughing the whole time. I let them be while I finished the floor. By that time the older two were feeling much better so I let them work in the classroom while I put Prince to sleep. Before I went upstairs, Elijah was using our numbers and counters lesson to make large numbers.
When I came back downstairs, they were working together building with Lincoln Logs. They had constructed one building, mostly Elijah but he was showing Levi how to do it, and were working on the second. Levi decided that he wanted me to show him how to do his math lesson so he stopped to let Elijah finish the village that they were building. Levi has been doing great with his numbers so I gave him our numbers and counters to do today for Math. I showed him how to lay the numbers out, how to place the counters in a line to the right and then I let him put the numbers in order and put the correct amount of counters beside each one. He did a great job!
While Levi was working, I showed Elijah how to build with more support after one of his buildings collapsed. I then left the room to do a few things. He called me back in to see his village once he had completed it. You'll see a church on the right, a home in the middle and a shop to the left.