Day 124

Dentist appointments for S (age 6) and H (age 4) this afternoon, so I had N and C start school early today.  We got all their combined work and one-on-one instruction time out of the way so I could get the younger two to the dentist.  No cavities!  Yay!

N (age 11):

  • Math: I’m trying to ease the girls back into their regular, non-sick schedule, so S did her mental math today before her lesson on calculating the volume of a rectangular prism.  She began work on her 30-problem lesson review and a worksheet with measurement conversions.
  • Spelling: I quizzed N on her “ai,” “ay,” “oa,” and “ow” words. I’ll give her an assessment on Monday.
  • Writing: N completed the body of her descriptive paper today.
  • Reading: N read another chapter of I am Malala.
  • Science: N and C researched this week’s scientist, Louis Agassiz, and wrote a paragraph about his dates of birth and death and his contribution to science.
  • Geography: After filling out all the countries they’ve learned so far in the Middle East, N and C learned about Afghanistan.
  • Music: The usual.

C (age 9):

  • Math: C learned about adding negative numbers today with the help of a number line.  After about 12 problems, she was able to solve addition problems containing negative numbers using only mental math. C completed two 100-problem worksheets (one on division and one on multiplication) and a lesson review worksheet.
  • Spelling: C had an assessment today, which she aced.
  • Writing: C read another chapter of Moby Dick (abridged).
  • Science: Combined class with N.
  • Geography: Combined class with N.
  • Music: The usual.

S (age 6):

  • Math: S and I counted to 100 using the 100-number chart for number recognition.  She practiced identifying numbers from 1 to 10, and organized number cards 1-10 in order.
  • Reading: S reviewed the letter J using a worksheet from The Measured Mom. We sang the alphabet song together, and S pointed out the letter K on our alphabet poster.  I read S a short poem about kangaroos. Then, she colored the letter K with a picture of a kangaroo. Next, she colored some jungle animals while giving them rhyming names (e.g. Larret the Parrot, Mayan the Lion, etc.). I read her a chapter of Charlotte’s Web while we waited for her turn at the dentist.
  • Writing: S very reluctantly did copywork of the capital letter K. There was much whining.  Ugh.

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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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