We did the second half of Day 1 this morning. As awful as yesterday was, today was that good.
(well, other than the 40 degrees and rain, and the fact that I had to deal with a wet bed after breakfast....)
J flew through her topics. We took a couple little breaks to keep things fresh, and I wrote a list of what needed to be covered. She chose which thing she wanted to do, and after doing it she put a check mark in the box she'd made. It gave her a feeling that she was contributing and not just the passive learner.
She did her handwriting. I would show it, but it's her name and address, and that's not what I ever post online ;) It's adorable. At some point she'll have to learn that, if you run out of room, you don't put the "extra letters" inside one of the previous letters. She says, "don't worry. I know where they are," but I tried to explain that it interferes with our ability to read it.
She did the rest of her language arts work, and then we read about the beginning of history. I then took some of my old backdrop paper and let them paint. (perfect reusing of paper that no longer works for taking pictures!)
J painted a lovely, blue-haired mermaid.
B painted "a circle."
H painted "prickers" (as stated by B). It's hard when you're 2 and given a Q-tip.