8.30a - reading aloud: Spinners book, "A Bowl of Sun"
--The story is about a blind girl who moves to a new city with her father and learns a new skill (pottery) that helps her feel capable while she is adjusting to her new world. We discussed the challenges of being blind and talked about the questions at the end of the story. We also compared deafness, as one of our puppies may be deaf in one ear. She discussed the different ways of finding out about the world through other senses.
9a - painting clay figurines
--We painted the clay game and models we made the other day. She mixed more colors for herself and scratched her head at not being able to make the brown she wanted with the colors available. I need to get some pictures. Her snake turned out very well despite that.
9.45a - math worksheets
--Subtraction and adding to check worksheets
10.15 - break
11.15a - minecraft: ice world, roller coaster, carnival games
12.30p - G&T book: same word, different meanings
12.45 - G&T: writing nouns
1p - PE: 100x juping jacks,50x 20lb squats, 50x 10lb bench press,
20x sit ups, 30x 10lb bicurls, 41sec tripod headstand
1.30p - minecraft: ice world; penguin carnival
2.15p - done
After I got home from work she showed me all that she had done in Ice World. The rollercoaster has a 'drop off' but 'you still live', in her own words. She had also made a carnival game with prizes for shooting arrows at targets. We played for a few minutes. We also talked about our goals for tomorrow's school.
I read 20 more pages of the Sisters Grimm book #1 while she got ready for bed tonight. She listened and paid closer attention than she did last night. She asked questions, too -and told me what she thought was going to happen next.