We still had a fun treasure hunt, even though I sat in a chair while they did it instead of following them around taking pictures! I prepared 10 clues, two clues for each child. They worked together, solving the clues and running around the house to find the next clue. The 10th clue led them to a basket of goodies--school related of course!
I bought Smencils for all of them. I bought two 10 packs of the regular lead Smencils, and I gave each child 4 of them. I also gave them a couple of Chinese newspaper recycled pencils, and each of them got one more little item.
Olivia--intricate coloring book
Clay--visual tricks book
Leah--cute journal with stickers
Sam--Look and Find book
The children were excited about their new treasures! We spent the rest of the afternoon before our evening church service playing a singing game on the Wii and enjoying healthy snacks--homemade smoothies and homemade granola.
We are beginning our official school day in 5 minutes! Julie has been up since 6:00, and she has already completed all of her independent school work plus her Bible reading and morning chores. Clay has done his math lesson, Bible reading and chores, and Olivia is finishing her Bible reading and chores right now. Sam and Leah are currently doing their chores too. I have breakfast ready (sausage and cheese muffins), and we will begin our day with our Bible lesson.
I am still not sure how our day will flow. I will post our schedule after I figure out the best flow of the day!