Day 132

‘Tis the season of procrastination. Spring Fever is coursing through their veins, making school a bit tedious for them. They have great attitudes, though!

N (age 11):

• Math: N is still finishing the math assessment she started on Thursday. But, I’m not giving her a break.  She started her lesson with mental math and a worksheet on simplifying fractions.  Her lesson was on finding the area of a circle. Once she remembered to square the radius, she did quite well.  We did a few extra practice problems to solidify the concept.  She put off doing her lesson practice, so she’ll be doing double the work on Tuesday.  I’m hopeful that she will learn that procrastinating with math isn’t worth it.
• Spelling: N continued to practice her words using the vowel blends “ea” and “ee,” and the vowel digraph “ea.”
• Writing: We discussed organizing a story about solving a problem.  I read N a story illustrating the steps she needs to take to solve a problem.
• Bible: N and C began a new memory verse (Exodus 20:1-3) and continued to memorize the books of the Bible through Esther.
• History: N and C compared and contrasted life in Ancient Sparta and life in Ancient Athens. They located Sparta and Athens on a map.  N did additional reading and note-taking on Sparta and Athens.
• Logic: N learned about analogies.  She identified analogies and generalizations from examples.  She turned analogies into generalizations.
• Spanish: N continued to work on the workbook activities that should have been completed last Thursday.
• Music: I haven’t given her a new lesson yet, because she’s been procrastinating so much with everything else.

C (age 9):

• Math: C started fourth grade math today and she was so excited! It began with mental math and practicing the 2 times tables. Her lesson was on finding missing addends.  She completed a 100-problem additional worksheet and lesson practice.
• Spelling: C started getting words wrong that she’d gotten correct every time last week.  So, she continued to practice her one- and two-syllable words.
• Writing: C began to write a descriptive paragraph about our living room.
• Bible: Combined class with N.
• History: Combined class with N. C didn’t do the supplemental reading or notes.
• Latin: C practiced vocabulary.
• Music: C learned how to notate and play the F chord. She read charts to play “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” and “London Bridge.”

S (age 6): After doing a flashcard review for letter and number recognition, S went on a nature hike with her father.  She’s been very inspired by My Side of the Mountain. I was a little concerned that she would find it boring, but she’s already making plans to go live in the woods somewhere!