Day 139

A typical short teaching time today.  The kids mostly had independent work.  That’s why I can get this blog out so early!

N (age 11):

  • Math: N completed a worksheet on linear measurement conversions and a worksheet on fraction simplification. Then, she had an assessment.
  • Spelling: N practiced her words using vowel digraphs “au” and “aw.”
  • Writing: N picked a topic for a paragraph teaching a simple action that is written in the third (not second) person.  In preparation for writing the paragraph, she wrote a list of steps to teaching the simple action.
  • Reading: N read another chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
  • Bible: N and C learned about Abram and Lot going their separate ways.  We discussed how the story gave us insight into both Abram’s and Lot’s characters. They practiced this week’s memory verse and recited the books of the Bible through Song of Solomon.
  • Science: N and C copied definitions of words related to seismology.
  • History: N and C learned about the Battle of Marathon, the Battle of Salamis, and the Peloponnesian War. They learned about the Parthenon, which I think calls for a field trip to the Parthenon in Nashville. They mapped out the Greek wars on a map of Ancient Greece. N did more supplemental reading on Ancient Greece and took notes.
  • Spanish: N read a selection in Spanish, translated it into English, and then answer comprehension questions in Spanish.
  • Music: The usual.

C (age 9):

  • Math: C had an assessment.  She aced it. That right-brained girl sure is good at math!
  • Spelling: C completed her workbook activities introducing her new spelling lesson, which is on the different ways to spell the long “a” sound.
  • Writing: C finished up her composition on the perspective from the window at her desk.
  • Reading: C read another chapter of Moby Dick (abridged).
  • Bible: Combined class with N.
  • Science: Combined class with N.
  • History: Combined class with N. C didn’t do the supplemental reading or note-taking.
  • Latin: C practiced her vocabulary.
  • Music: C practiced songs using all the chords she knows so far.

S (age 6):

  • Math: S and I counted to 100 by 1s and 10s using the 100-number chart. Then, S used manipulatives to practice copying and extending AB patterns and ABB patterns.
  • Reading: S wanted to practice reading some words. So, I used her flashcards to make short words that she sounded out. It boosted her confidence and made her feel like learning the letters and their sounds had a purpose. I read her another chapter of My Side of the Mountain.
  • Writing: S practiced copying her name on a custom worksheet.

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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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