Tuesday, May 10, 2011

F is for Fish (Part 1) - 5/10/11

We had a field trip today but managed to get in a little bit of school before and after.  We only had a short time this morning before we left so I put out the Fishing pole and Fish. Luckily I was able to find 2 Fishing poles that still worked! Somehow the rest have disappeared. Then I also put out a couple of Fish puzzles  - one of them also worked with the magnet Fishing poles, and then I had left the Farm set up from yesterday in case they wanted to play with it some more - they did :)

Before we knew it, it was time to head out for our filed trip to the Stagebrush Theater to see Schoolhouse Rock Live. It was kind of a long drive out to Scottsdale and Thomas Road, but everyone traveled pretty well. Scout listened to her Music lecture on the way there and back so that was one thing done.  The show was cute but I think it was a bit over the heads of the little ones - even Jem. You had to be able to hear and understand the lyrics  to "get" the songs. Jem was upset that they didn't do his favorite song - "Ready or Not, Hear I Come."  At the end he raised his hand and said,"I think you forgot one, "Ready or Not Hear I Come." The director got this big smile on her face and said, "You are so smart! We did leave that one out today! The person who usually sings that one couldn't be here today so we left it out, but since you remembered, we'll do a little bit of it after all the questions for you."  He was pretty happy after that. We went to the show to see our friend S who was in the ensemble. She was great as usual. We haven't seen her in awhile so it was fun. Everyone was hungry when we left so we stopped for some fries on the way home.

After lunch and naps the kids were able to do a little more school. Flossie and Freddie did some playdoh letter Fs and some Fishy pre-writing worksheets. Big J listened to 2 history lectures and did her handwriting before getting a migraine! Jem started a new phonics reader, and worked on a word families phonics center with his bike helmet on. When I asked him why he said because it made him look cool. Ummmm - no.

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