home free

If you’re happy and you know it…

One of my favorite parts of our day is circle time. It’s usually done in our pj’s because it’s one of the first things the kids ask to do after breakfast. Today, we were nice and dressed, so I figured I’d show you how we do it. First we start out by lighting a{n LED} candle.

Then, we stretch and each kid gets to pick a song they’d like to sing. Since Grandma’s {read my Mom’s} birthday is coming up on Monday, we have tons of balloons around {you know, in preparation of course} so after the singing came the balloon toss.
Opening Circle Time

Followed shortly by Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush where the kids act out different things like “This is the way we brush our teeth”. Once we are through the normal verses the kids add their own. Today, Molly chose “This is the way we hug our brothers” and “This is the way we play outside” which was followed by more balloon playing and general silliness.
Circle Time Fun

Thomas insisted that I show you all his wicked “little teapot” moves:
I'm a Little Teapot!

Next we did some fun verses of If you’re happy and you know it
If you're ___ and you know it!

which include scared, sad, angry, and of course… silly.
If you're ___ and you know it!

By the looks of it, I think it’s pretty hard to see why we homeschool…
This is why I homeschool.

Yup, pretty much a mystery…

So happy we are home free! Enjoy your weekend!