Hi. Mary here. While school is on this infuriating hiatus, my family of six (all in one house. For 4 weeks. yeah.) had to find a way to both stay busy and not go insane, so we came up with this CAMPBELL FAMILY NEWSLETTER!!!!! (dun dun dunnnnnn) every day -correction- hopefully every day we will come up with a letter, article or writing of some sort or video or who-knows-what-else. It might have sections like . . â€œtake a walk with Jimmyâ€ or . . . â€œSimon’s great science projectâ€ or â€œall the ways my siblings annoyed me todayâ€.
Now that we are done with the formal part (yes, that was formal) I can go on with my ranting. I have three siblings Simon (14), (Iâ€M HERE!!! (11)), Lucy (8), and Jimmy (5). Currently My dad is still at work, so he gets to escape most of the madness at home, but my mom has to endure it all and throughout the course of the day she was like: ðŸ˜’ðŸ˜ðŸ˜˜ðŸ¤”ðŸ˜ ðŸ˜¡ðŸ˜¡ðŸ˜‰ðŸ˜œðŸŽ‚ðŸŽ¶ (and yes, we did have cake). We had outside time, and we rode bikes, drew with sidewalk chalk and just played around outside. I personally really enjoyed watching and participating in the first episode of Mo Willems Lunch Doodles a new string of videos that he is live streaming at 1:00 everyday for the next week or two, and you can view them anytime afterwards.
My mom, myself and Lucy went to Target to get new bike helmets, and picked up a few essentials while we were there, like composition notebooks, mechanical pencils, pens, sidewalk chalk, and post-it notes (the most important item in my life). Later the three of us decided to break out the tap shoes and boogie. Though this day sounds nearly perfect, there was plenty of bickering to go around (but not as much as usual). However, the two main offenders, myself and Simon, stayed relatively calm throughout the day, but weâ€™ll see how long that lasts.
Mommy and Jimmy started their â€œhome-schoolâ€ program, with reading, writing and math. They started building their sight word wall. Lucy worked on her multiplication facts, and Jimmy and I started a read-aloud with Roald Dahl’s book Matilda. Simon and I both started research projects, myself researching videographers and Simon researching Led Zeppelin. I canâ€™t wait to see what tomorrow holds!!!
To clarify, by â€œat workâ€ she meant â€œworking in the basement.â€
Loved it. Nice job. Canâ€™t wait to hear what tomorrow brings