Surprisingly, yesterday ended up being a very busy day. It was St. Patrick’s Day, so we had stocked up on appropriate groceries to have our St. Patrick’s Day feast.
Earlier in the day we decided it was time to tackle some ‘school’ tasks. Eileen’s teacher has sent home a fair bit if work, and most of it looks fun. Michael’s did not, which is OK, but we are using some other things to keep him working. One of the sites Eileen’s teacher recommended was the Scholastic Magazines. Many of the teachers in our school use them in their classes. I found the Grade 3-5 link for Michael and love the way it is set up. For each day they have 3 articles, with follow up activities listed. In our house that means choice – he needs to pick one of the three to complete. These are very easy to use and there is even a text-to-speech feature that your child can use to listen to the article.
The afternoon was spent preparing for our St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Kaitlyn and I had previously come up with a menu but Eileen decided, last minute, that we NEEDED green cupcakes. They could have used more green food colouring but I think they turned out OK, and she was happy.