Today we started with a writing assignment:
9:30a - writing assignment: 'brainstorming word association', 2 lined pages of 'Monster Castle'
goofing off with a Santa Hat during her writing time
//tomorrow I'll have her read over what she wrote, think about paragraphs, capitalization and punctuation - and I'm not sure if I'll get more content out of her after that-- but we did discuss it a bit today - elaborate on your characters, tell me something that is great - but if you don't write it down it is lost etc.
Chompy the dinosaur contemplates learning to write
I wrote a little start to a story, too - while she wrote hers.
11a - reading: Droon #5 The Great Ice Battle Chapters 3 through 10.
//The books were due back to the library today. We usually crunch a book like this in three sittings or maybe four - at night, before bed. But we read almost this entire book in one sitting - three to four pages each in rotation. She was a bit upset halfway through - and then got over it and pushed through, especially because there was a snowball fight in the book and she loves snowballs.
12:30 - ManKind the Story of Us: Plague. // Lots of discussion during this. History is a little brutal.
2p - library : We picked up two more fairy books, another Droon and a few others.
2:30p - done
// Mom Notes //
It's been a productive day - got new books, finished the new dress I started yesterday for Esme. It had some things in it I needed to learn. I'll post on that another day. And I finished up my knitting project. It's ready. Esme worked on her project, too - and it is very pretty. I'm halfway through the Death Cure (part of the Maze Runner series). I'd had it on ebook hold for a while, now. I didn't check any paper books out of the library for me specifically - a preview of a Percy Jackson thing I might read with Esme... I only got halfway through the last paper book 'for me' before electronic books coming available on my wish list led me astray. I'll check it out again in a few weeks, maybe. Or I'll read Last Legends of Earth again. I'm getting nostalgic for that, too.
Writing: This morning I worked out a few scenes from a dream I had - but not for the Magpie book. I'm waiting for a day I feel is right to type it all out from start to finish and nip the edges off it again. In the meantime, work on a few other little things here and there. I might need to string up something to weave after a bit, too - there was a metal frame in my dream and I was trying to choose between warping it up for a loom or making a drawing board out of it. It could have been either. I remember stating to no one in particular in the dream I needed to set up a weaving frame, a big drawing board table AND a sewing area and have all three open all the time. But there just isn't space for that in real life. Says something to me, though.