Saturday, February 10, 2007

Another One (or Two) Bites the Dust

Yes, the mysterious and sudden puking flu has attacked again. It was me last night and Greyson this morning. Blech.

But let's not dwell on that. Let's celebrate a rare occurrence.... Cameron did school EVERY DAY last week! Five days of school! It was like pulling teeth some days, but we did it and he doesn't hate me. Well, he did hate me last night because I started to get sick about 15 minutes after we finished his math and I wouldn't let him use his hard earned video game time. The couch and the tv were MINE and I wasn't about to give them up. I told him he could use it today, but he still hasn't asked to.

Thursday morning, his stomach was still having some "issues" so we decided to skip gymnastics but we did manage to get some schoolwork in. Cassia wanted to play the map game but she didn't want me to read her the country names, lol. She just liked randomly clicking until her 3 wrong answers lit up the right one. So while she did that, Cameron did Lesson 2 in Spelling Workout. Like I said before, it's really easy right now, but once it gets into spelling he's supposed to be reading words that I'm not sure he'll be able to! Things like "right" and "friends." Not that those are the spelling words - they're just words in the paragraph that he's supposed to read that contains the spelling words: tub, bus, bat, see, sit, and us. I'm pretty sure he can spell all of those. Actually, I'm pretty sure he'll do just fine reading the paragraph too IF I can just convince him to do it. For math we played pyramid again, but he spent most of his time designing the discard pile into a roller coaster. Yeah, what was that about a kinesthetic learner?

Which reminds me, I happened upon this website with tips to teaching to the different learning styles. The tips that they give about the eases and challenges of the different learning styles makes me pretty confident that the quiz that I mentioned in a previous blog entry was right on in its assessment.

Friday, we took a long overdue trip to WalMart. Nothing too exciting there except that suddenly Cassia wants all the Barbies. That's a really new thing. When we went to go spend a gift card right after Christmas she had no interest in them at all. But I guess that since she's three-and-a-half now, she's a big girl. (Funny how writing that age looks so much younger than she seems to me. I guess that's a good thing for me to remember.)

DH came home from work early, just after we had returned from the store, so I took advantage of that. I dumped Cassia and Greyson into his care, grabbed Cameron and his phonics book, and locked us in my bedroom for a while. Quite a long while actually. We started a new section on different spellings of the long /a/ sound. The lesson was on "ai" as long /a/ and Cameron really had a conceptual difficulty with it at first. He was all like, why??? Why don't they just write it with a silent e?? But he finally got over it and we had a good discussion about homonyms. He was starting to get fidgity and so I stopped the lesson for him to do some jumping jacks, lol. He did 100 of them! But unfortunately, it only seemed to make him out of breath as well as wiggly. After we finally made it through the whole 3 pages of the lesson (which I am pretty happy about that!) we came out to play a couple games of pyramid. This time I held the discard pile and the game went much quicker. I think we'll go back to PM-1B next week and see how this addition review has helped.

Tomorrow we are supposed to go to a birthday party. I'm considering just dropping the kids off there. C&C aren't sick any more but I still worry that they might be carrying contagious germs still. I left it up to the Birthday Mom, but she hasn't gotten back to me yet. We'll see. Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

4 comments:

G said...

Sorry you are all getting sick, and hope you're better soon! That website on learning styles looks really interesting. I wish I could say CO did school everyday this week, but at least we hit 3 days out of 5.

See you Tuesday? We might be a little late IF I end up having to work late that day (there's a big conference at work).

Meesh said...

Yuck- there are not many things worse than the pukies. Hope you are feeling better soon-
and WTG on all the schooling. You rock the hizouse.

~Mary~ 4boys4me said...

aww, hope you're feeling better soon! I hate it when the baby is sick. They're just little and don't even understand what's happening. (((hugs)))

Pixilated Mum said...

Get better soon, girlyfriend! It's so difficult to do anything when one feels gross and sick. Take care of yourself, 'k?

((((((HUGS))))))))

p.s. Congrats on the five days! =D