Moving Right Along
A week after the official Halloween, ours will be officially over today when the girls take down the trick-or-treater window clings, we fold up the black cat and pumpkin tablecloths, and replace them with turkeys and fall leaves. We're not late in getting these things done, but right on OUR schedule.
Last night (thanks to the flexibility of homeschooling and due to an agreement I made with Jelly to stop school a bit early in the afternoon so that she could attend an online birthday party) we finished our Hogwarts Halloween by assembling the lapbooks that the girls have been working on since last Wednesday. Both Jelly and Doodle are very proud of the way they finished up, and rightfully so. Jelly especially can't wait to show her origami ghost to her origami-loving friend.
Their work showcased the studies we did on: History of Magic(al Holidays - Halloween); Herbology (Pumpkins and how they grow); and Halloween Celebrations and Customs Around the World (anthropology and geography). Of course, we also included jokes and riddles, pumpkin poetry and a concentration game, and a build-a-skeleton game (Science - Body Systems) played like the classic game of Beetle/Cootie.
Now we move on. Our to-do list system of post-its in view full of the world (you get to take them down when you've accomplished what is assigned) is working pretty well. Only Woody is struggling a bit with getting things done, but it's not for lack of desire. They are keeping him WAY to busy at work, surprise, surprise. So meanwhile, his girls are doing what we can to support him and help him "get his train back on track." ;o) We have no doubt that he will... he always does.
It's not a race to a relaxing Christmas (relaxing race - wouldn't that be an oxymoron?), but a joyous adventure as we all move right along the track together.