The first week back to "normal" never feels very "normal." It was hectic, hard to stay focused, and I was unmotivated! (Yes me not them!) We managed to eek through our week including our Spanish immersion class with our homeschool group on Thursday. (A definite highlight of our week always!)
We try to keep Fridays light, except this week we had some catching up to do. After taking J to music class I was dragging. I just could not motivate myself to do another math or phonics lesson. E had already completed all of her independent work and I did math with her. As I sent C to the school room for his math and phonics lesson, I called an audible. To get out of the funk I decided we could either drag ourselves thought the basics or we could dive into something fun. I am not one to put off academics, and relaxed is not usually a part of my vocabulary, but love of learning IS a major goal here. Drudgery is not.
Enter Viking Fun!
So I put on our SOTW CD's that we had yet to get to this week and the kids colored Viking boats, masks, and paper dolls.
We finished reading Eric the Red and Lief the Lucky and then threw ourselves into creating a Viking ship. I had been planning this but was doubting it would get done. (Yeah, sad, but true).
Fun is the perfect cure for a blah day! Blah day redeemed!