I’m documenting my life every day this week (Monday to Friday) as part of Melissa’s fun Week in My Life series. I’ve often wanted to be a fly on the wall in other homeschoolers’ homes. I hope this series gives a glimpse into everyday life here at Navigating By Joy. Here are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Thursday mornings, unusually, we’re at home until 11:30 AM, so I try to organise an activity we couldn’t easily fit into a shorter time slot.
We each started with blue, red and yellow acrylics on our palates. First we mixed the secondary colours.
Then we chose a paint chip colour each and tried to mix a colour to match, using only the three primary colours plus white. This, we discovered, was harder than we’d thought!
J(8) was delighted with his blue within a few tries, but C(9) and I were convinced we must both have chosen particularly unusual hues of green!
As well as learning about colour mixing, we all came away from this activity with much greater appreciation for the work artists do!
We used up our leftover paints – and enjoyed making free with colours after the restrictions of the colour-matching exercise – by painting on black line drawings.
After the paints were cleared away, C(9) cooked us a stack of pancakes. I read aloud Understood Betsy (still loving this story!) as we tucked in.
At 11:40 AM we left for French class. I walked the dogs while C(9) and J(8) made French Halloween cakes.
I made turkey and cheese croissants for lunch – another fab MOMables recipe (who knew you could get croissant dough in a can?).
Inspired by yesterday’s game of History Heroes: How Well Do You Know Your Monarchs?, as we ate we listened to the story of King William II in the Our Island Story audiobook.
Instead of copywork today, we enjoyed a few rounds of Telephone Pictionary and Consequences.
Then someone suggested searching YouTube for a Horrible Histories video about William II. We’ll definitely remember the details of William’s lonely death in the New Forest now!
And then there was just time for twenty minutes’ room time (meditation for me, Minecraft for the kids), before we left for C(9)’s gymnastics class.
I hope you’ll join me again tomorrow for my last day of Week in My Life.