Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day in the Life

This morning we actually got to sleep in - 8:30 that is. Ate breakfast and just hung out until 11:00 art lesson. Today they practiced with water color pencils and pain for different effects. Grace really got in to this and did more of it later on in the day. After art lesson we went to the library to pick up the next book in The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series that came in then over to Zaxbys for lunch. Also checked on getting new tires for the car before heading home.
Once we got home, Grace had an hour to herself which she used to draw a dragon in pen and ink and do some more water color pictures. Then we had some school to do. Today that consisted of finishing a book about The Pony Express, two math review pages, grammar review, Bible, a chapter from By the Shores of Silver Lake, a chapter from Among the Forest People, and in the picture below writing - finishing a chapter for her fantasy book she is writing. I did learn something new today about The Pony Express - it was on in existence for 1 1/2 years before the telegraph took over.

After school work and a snack we got to relax for another hour before heading out for play practice. Tonight was Oz and Emerald City practice for two hours. Lots of dancing, lots to remember. We go again tomorrow night for more Oz people practice. All in all it was a busy day but very enjoyable. Between art and drama she had both of her passions fit in to a neat little package for today.


Chris said...

Thanks for posting this. I love, love, love reading about the days in the lives of other homeschoolers. My daughter loves to use watercolors, too. She usually takes them out at least once a day. I imagine it's so exciting with older kids, where they really put a lot of time and effort into their passions.

The Zoo Keeper said...

Grace is one busy girl! You guys are really going to appreciate all of the time that you get to spend together one day when she's all grown up.