This is what a snow day looks like at the Landing. We did a full day of school including starting a new parsha in our Chumash study. Froggy and I had a snowball while Abba worked. First, she warmed up against the tree while I cleared our paths. Then we battled it out until we got tired of being competitive and ganged up on the tree. Then we ganged up on Abba when he came out.
We finally got enough snow to try out the sledding hill at the new
house. This is our third winter here and our first on the hill.
And this is what it looks like when Froggy does it on her own.
We are finishing up the first term of Year 3 with Ambleside. As I mentioned before, we have struggled this term. I have been revising our schedule for next term with the knowledge I have gained from our stumblings.
One of the major advantages in planning this term is knowing the books and the length and difficulty of the readings. As a student grows within the Charlotte Mason philosophy, they are expected to slowly take on more of the responsibility of learning themselves.
To that end, I get to divvy up. We will have two books that I read to Froggy and she narrates back. We have two books I will read to her and we will also have activities that accompany the material. As usual, we will have one book we will be listening to in the car. And then we have two books that Froggy will read. One she will read aloud to me and the other (our biography), she will read to herself and narrate.
This is a crazy busy week at the landing. We have Rosh Chodesh and Hanukkah to celebrate. If that was not enough it is our last week at home before our long winter trip. That means I need to do extra cooking for the freezer so that Abba can eat while Froggy and I are gallivanting around the wiles of Boston.
Sunday - Hanukkah Party - Turkey Noodle Soup, Tomato Spinach Soup and Sufganyiot
Tuesday - Latkes, veggie sticks and sufganyiot for our last festive night of Hanukkah since I am not with the family on the last night.
Wednesday - turkey fried rice
Thursday - Pasta Salad and garlic bread
Shabbat - This is what I am starting to call my "I don't want to think menu" - Challah, Gefilte Fish Loaf, Matza ball soup, Apricot chicken, green beans, the mix salad from the store if I can still find it. acorn squash, and a chocolate experiment dessert.
Everyone else is getting ready for Thanksgiving. While we do celebrate Thanksgiving, my big focus right now is Hanukkah.
Sunday - Tacos, rice and beans
Monday - Anniversary dinner out
Tuesday - TofuCurry, rice and peas
Wednesday - First Candle - Dill Salmon, this new latke recipe, broccoli and sufganyiot.
Thursday - Thanksgiving at Aunt Petal's - I am bringing pecan pie and making latkes there.
Friday - Thanksgivukah Shabbos - Challah, gefilte fish, tomato spinach soup, mixed greens salad, roast turkey, mashed potatoes, peas, stuffing, and Hanukkah surprise cake for dessert.