Long day mostly because the kids are not yet in the habit of working on their own papers while I work with one of the other kids. Lots of reminders of "Don't talk while you are working" and "Do your own work", but the kids enjoyed school nonetheless.
Much better. We are done with almost all subjects by lunch. In the afternoon Dad comes home asking if we want to go on a business trip to California with him. We quickly pack up and go with him, and stay at the same fancy resort we went to a couple of months ago.
Solomon works on some penmanship and math that we brought for the hotel, but other than that, we do no schoolwork. The kids spend 3 hours swimming though, and this is our day for P.E., so that works out nicely.
We catch up Wednesday's work, and also do all of Thursday's and about half of Friday's work so we can have tomorrow off for a field trip to the museum. Done by early afternoon, and we run lots of errands.
Visit the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum in downtown Phoenix, which is awesome. Run more errands in the afternoon.
Finish off this week's work, which only takes a couple of hours. Clean the house so it's ready on Monday and we can focus on school work instead of chores.
In all, this week was very easy and smooth. Then again, the full work load doesn't start until tomorrow, because the curriculum purposefully allows for an easier schedule the first week of school to help the kids adjust. I may be singing a different tune in a week from today.
Here are a couple of pictures of Miriam. She loves to sit in the school room with me and her brothers and scribble on paper.