Okay, we're only two days into this new block and this new way of combining block learning with traditional lessons, but so far so good!
I've changed where we are learning, isn't that funny. We have a huge desk set up in the family/learning room that we usually use for lessons, but this week we've been in the breakfast nook. There is very little going on in the breakfast nook (fewer distractions) and it is always ready to go since we clear and wipe the table after every meal. Plus we have to tidy up after morning lessons so that we can eat lunch. So far it is working.
As the main lesson mostly consists of presenting new material this week we've had time for some baking and Halloween crafting, which we are all enjoying. Once we get our projects completed I'll post photos.