Today was the beginning of our new normal for the next few weeks. The schedule was made and we were ready to learn!
Let the learning begin! The girls and I had a lot of fun working through our schedule. They were so good about going over to the schedule to see what was next. We worked on telling time so they new when the next activity was going to begin.
During creative time in the morning, the girls created pictures for first responders, store workers, and nurses and doctors. We took a walk, in the snow, to drop them off at a neighbor’s house for them to deliver.
Sophia worked on sorting words into word families and Izzie began reading Owl Diaries #7 and doing writing about the day. Reading and writing complete!
Math time was a bit tougher. I always say that math is not my thing. But Izzie worked on ways to make 5, 10, and 20 and Sophia began creating a number book. A meltdown ensued from Sophia, but I think it was because we forgot to have a snack!
Lunch and grandparent phone calls were a success. Grandma Kathy was grateful to hear from us! Then quiet rest time. I had every intention of working while the girls were upstairs. Instead, I fell asleep, and was not up at 2:30. Apparently, I needed some rest!
The afternoon brought laundry folding, solar system creating, painting, drawing, game playing, puzzles, watching Fiona the hippo from the Cincinnati Zoo, bananagrams, and eventually some tv time. The girls were so great adapting to the new routine.
None of this is easy. None of this is normal. None of this is convenient. But it is happening. Teaching my girls about adapting and being flexible is so important. Helping them to see that things are okay even if they are different is important. Looking forward to Day 2 of Mommy School!