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hot car, cold studio

By Tara Zandra | January 6, 2011

Seriously, it’s amazing how cold this dance studio is. Sadly, my car was very, very hot the other day because apparently I have a cracked radiator. It’s at the mechanic’s and should be ready tonight but we didn’t need that on top of the washing machine breaking, the DirecTV box breaking and the first new TV we bought the day after Christmas having to be returned and exchanged. This is just after we replaced the camera I lost and the phone I broke. 2011 is really trying to test me, but it will not win, this I vow! I have far too many good things on the horizon to let it get me down. But man, yesterday? Yesterday I was about ready to throw in the towel. Seriously craptastic day. Today however was rather nice, despite being told the news on my car.

We started off working on the moon lapbook. Tabitha is enjoying the activities even if they are slightly beneath her. I don’t know that I would do a K-6 lapbook again. It seems a bit more like a 3rd grade level that has been adapted, but not in a good way. Some things are over Daisy’s head while at the same time below Tabitha’s abilities. But like I said, they do enjoy the activities and find them rather fun and hopefully they are both getting something out of it.

Side story- Daisy didn’t know the moon went around the Earth. So we decided to act it out with me being the sun, Tabitha the Earth, and Daisy the moon. So both girls spun in place and then I had Daisy go around Tabitha while simultaneously they had to go around me. I don’t know that in space the moon generally has to race to keep up with the Earth, but it did in my living room.

Daisy’s math lesson was also fun to her as it involved buying groceries so I had her use her new shopping cart that Santa gave her. Tabitha spent that time working on her California History project and did some rather nice drawings of native animals.

It’s good to be back in the swing of things.

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