Back to normal at last. After a birthday weekend and a final swim party for the summer, it’s back to our normal routine. I’m much happier about that than the kids are!
N (age 12):
Math: N and I reviewed her assessment. She was able to recognize her mistakes and work her way through everything she got wrong, but I still want to keep reviewing certain concepts so that I’m confident she understands them before she begins Algebra I in a few months.
Bible: N and C reviewed their memory verses (Galatians 4:4-5, Isaiah 9:7, Micah 5:2, Daniel 9:25, Isaiah 7:14, and Malachi 3:1). They continued learning about Jesus’ parables and their meanings.
Reading: N read some of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. She read a few chapters of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. She’s starting to see the plot of the book as more than just a collection of stories about boys in 19th century Mississippi.
Spelling: N can’t find her spelling book. She was almost finished with it anyway, so I had her start Lesson 1 on her next book, Spelling Workout F. Her lesson is on words with the /k/, /kw/, and /n/ sounds.
Writing: N and C practiced using cliches.
History: N learned about the life of Thomas Paine and his pamphlet Common Sense, and about the writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence in A Patriot’s History of the United States. She finished reading The Enlightenment.
Science: N and C learned about sulfur and other non-metals, and about halogens. They experimented with sulfur by comparing the smell of raw cabbage with that of cooking and cooked cabbage. We talked about why the smells changed during the cooking process.
Geography: N and C reviewed their maps of the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Spanish: N completed several more lessons and a worksheet in Spanish.
Music: N practiced her scales and practiced sight reading with our musical flashcards.
C (age 11):
Math: C warmed up with some mental math and a worksheet on multiplication. Her lesson was on story problems about separation using subtraction. She completed a lesson review.
Reading: C read some more of Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba.
Spelling: C completed the bookwork for her next lesson on words ending in -ed and -ing.
Bible: Combined class with N.
Writing: Combined class with N.
History: C and S learned about the slave trade in Jamestown and about warrior queen Nzingha of Matamba.
Science: Combined class with N.
Geography: Combined class with N.
Spanish: C completed several more lessons and a worksheet in Spanish.
Music: C practiced her ukulele.
S (age 8):
Math: S practiced counting to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s using her hundred-number chart. She counted backwards from 30. She counted by even numbers to 20 and by odd numbers to 19. Her lesson was on comparing lengths and measuring using non-standard units (linking cubes from the manipulatives kit).
Reading: S continued her unit of All About Reading. She read a story about a dog who worked as a model. She was extremely unhappy about reading today and didn’t do as well as usual as a result.
Writing: S copied the days of the week on a worksheet that I made from the Writing Wizard website.
Grammar: S reviewed pronouns, initials, and abbreviations.
History: Combined class with C.
Science: S learned about wolf spiders on Coyote Peterson’s YouTube channel. I really like Coyote Peterson!
Bible: S and H practiced their memory verses (Proverbs 11:3, Titus 2:7, John 3:16).
H (age 6):
Math: H filled out the next date in her calendar and colored the date block according to the pattern. She practiced counting to 15. She said the days of the week. Her lesson was on acting out story problems containing addition and subtraction. She used the counting bears to act out various scenarios.
Reading: H reviewed A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K and L. She continued to practice letter flashcards for these letters. She was introduced to the letter M.
Writing: H copied A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, and M on a worksheet that I made from the Writing Wizard website.
Bible: Combined class with S.