We got a late start because the kids were excited about a new app they got. Then, we had to stop mid-stream to run to the store for birthday presents for the youngest (who will be turning 1 tomorrow). Finally, the wonderful attitudes during school were accompanied by lots of daydreaming and lots of excited interruptions from S and H (the four-year-old). So, long day. But, good day.
N (age 11):
- Math: She did mental math and a 28-problem worksheet of fractions to be simplified. Then, she learned about complimentary and supplementary angles. On most days, this would have been a quick lesson, because there wasn’t much new information. But, daydreaming made things drag on a little bit. Fortunately, she made up for some of that by completing her lesson practice in record time.
- Applied Grammar: She didn’t get to this today because of time. I’ll try to double up on a day later this week.
- Reading: Finished Little Women! N loved it.
- History: The kids learned about the benefits of living by a river to ancient cultures. They studied the tribes of the Indus River Valley, the citadels, and the mystery of Mahenjo Daro. They located the Indus River and Mahenjo Daro on a map. N did supplemental reading on life in ancient India and took notes.
- Logic: N learned to define and identify part-to-whole fallacies. She also identified previously learned fallacies.
- Spanish: Another victim of time constraints today. She usually doesn’t have Spanish on “Fun Friday,” but she will this week!
- Music: Same old, same old.
C (age 9):
- Math: After an assessment (which let me know she needs to do some supplemental work on finding the area of a polygon) and a couple worksheets of simple division problems, C learned how to find the factors of numbers and how to determine whether a number is prime. She practiced finding the factors of 1-20 and named the prime numbers.
- Applied Grammar: In preparation for writing an introduction, C discussed the attributes of a friend of hers.
- Reading: C read a chapter of Heidi (abridged).
- History: C did the same as N, but did not do the supplemental reading.
- Latin: I continued reviewing vocabulary with C. The repetition is having a noticeably positive effect.
- Manga: Another victim of today’s scheduling difficulties.
- Typing: And another class put off. She will double up her lessons tomorrow.
- Music: The usual.
S (age 6): S was pleasantly surprised to be out of time before she could start school today. She’ll make up the time over the weekend.
Tomorrow will be a bit go-with-the-flow, as our schedule will once again be a bit thrown off with R’s first birthday preparations. Hopefully, we’ll get an early start and be back to our usual schedule on Wednesday.