Day 115

The weather was so nice over the weekend that the kids spent a lot of time outdoors.  We spread out school over the weekend.

N (age 11):

  • Reading: N read another chapter of I am Malala.
  • Science: N and C created a tornado in a jar using water, vinegar, and dish soap.  We’d done this experiment before, but they were still excited to do it again. Too bad we’re a glitter-free home, because that could’ve represented the debris in the tornado.
  • History: N and C baked Assyrian sebetu rolls from a 3,700 year old recipe.  Of course, there were a couple of substitutions. They weren’t thrilled with the flavor, but they got an idea of what the ancient Assyrians used to eat. The recipe was found in a book called Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide.  This is a great book, because (as I’ve mentioned previously) it’s unbelievably difficult to find kid books about the ancient Middle East.
  • Geography: N and C completed maps of South and Central America, and filled in all the Middle Eastern countries they know so far.
  • Art: I let N and C do their own art project this weekend.  They both did some Manga, and N did a picture with her oil pastels.
  • Spanish: N finished up her Spanish homework and reviewed this week’s DVD lesson.
  • Music: N is still working on last week’s lesson.  She hasn’t yet mastered the piece.

C (age 9):

  • Reading: C read another chapter of Moby Dick (abridged).
  • Science: Combined class.
  • History: Combined class.
  • Geography: Combined class.
  • Art: Combined class.
  • Music: C is still working on last week’s song to get her timing just right.

S (age 6):

  • Math: Flash card day for number recognition through 11.
  • Reading: I read S a chapter of Charlotte’s Web. S read one of her favorite B.O.B. Books, Mat, to me.
  • Handwriting: S practiced writing her name.

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I was an education major in college, but I hated teaching. And then I started homeschooling. Good days, bad days, I love them all! It's a great adventure with my favorite people in the whole world.

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