Day 1 of Christmas School:
Sadly the day had to begin with a long lecture from mom on doing what you're told.
Read aloud a chapter from The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
Read aloud a chapter from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
Each child did their regular math work (50 min for the older 3, 30 min for Suzy)
Each child did their regular reading (Emily finishing Pride and Prejudice, David began Mansfield Park, James is reading the Phantom Tollbooth and Suzy worked on Explode the Code phonics online)
Suzy and David put lunch on (sandwiches) and James and Emily cleaned it up.
After lunch, I pulled out some old Christmas cards and the kids worked on making THESE ornaments while listening to Kenny G holiday music. The ornaments turned out to be too hard for everyone except David, whose ornament turned out very nicely. He also finished Emily's. We used the glue gun instead of tacky glue. The little kids had trouble getting their circles a uniform size. If I had helped, I'm sure they could have managed though. (I was working while they attempted this project.)
We also discussed some gift ideas throughout the day. And I roasted a turkey.
Attitudes were bad all around today. Hopefully tomorrow will bring out the Christmas cheer!