Even on a day with no formal lessons, the boys are eager to learn and work. Boy #1 just brought me a piece of paper on which he had written the sentence "In an old house in two" along with drawing a picture of a house on the other side. I'm not sure where he copied the sentence from, and it obviously isn't complete, but I'm not saying a word. He drew his golden paths and put asterisks between the words, and he even used lowercase letters (except the first word, which was capitalized!). The picture side of the page is awash in color - no white to be seen.
(Okay, he had out Madeleine and it was supposed to be "In an old house in Paris", but who cares?)