It’s been another busy week in the Weird, Unsocialized household, but I have felt like I had it a little more together this week and have felt more caught up than I have in awhile. It probably won’t last, but I’m enjoying it while I can.
I’d been planning on trying to spend some time with each of the kids, so, on Sunday, when Megan asked me to help her make some bowls with a craft set she got for her birthday, I immediately agreed. The set contained lots of little plastic crystals in different colors, which are poured into a pie pan randomly or with a design.
Then, the plastic pieces are baked until they melt and form a solid sheet. That sheet is cooled for about 20 minutes, then, placed over a soup can and baked again to achieve the bowl shape.
“I love them,” she gushed. It was all totally worth hearing in her voice that excited satisfaction with the finished project.
I guess I need to go back and re-read my post about teaching reading at The Homeschool Classroom this week. I did take my own advice about “echo reading” yesterday and I think we’re going to plan a lot more of that back into our day than we have been. Josh and Megan both did better than I thought they would. I think once Josh gains a bit more confidence, he’ll do fine.
This weekend, we’re planning more…nothing! Which is fine with me. That’s the one nice thing about football season…Brian doesn’t want to go anywhere, so we can all just relax around the house together. Nice.