By the end of the much-needed Christmas break, it was very much time to get back to a school routine, as my children had square eyes and rotten brains. I was happy to return to routine and re-engage their minds. As usual, the first day back was a bit rocky, but after that we enjoyed digging in to the topics at hand. Matty read The Princess and the Goblin as his literature selection, and I read Oliver Twist out loud to both of them (Matty couldn't resist listening, even though it was an abridged version for Molly's group that he had read before). We followed that by listening to a wonderful, appropriately abridged version of David Copperfield. We have started reading Moccasin Trail, aloud which we are all thoroughly enjoying. At co-op the kids are building dioramas of the 5 Civilized Tribes' villages, houses, or gardens.
I've been a bit behind on my writing, so it is my goal this week to catch up a bit on these things. Anyway, this is the jist of things, short and sweet for now. Happy New Year!