We’re rested from our week off. Our refrigerator was delivered, so normalcy has returned to our schedule. N was even able to use some real-world application for all her much-despised worksheets on converting liquid measurements when she had to drain three gallons of water out of the water dispenser to clean the new lines. We dove into our schoolwork headfirst yesterday.
N (age 11):
- Math: N did mental math and a worksheet on converting linear measurements. Her lesson continued methods for turning mixed numbers, fractions, and decimals into percents. She finished up with a lesson review.
- Spelling: N practiced her words using the “ei” and “ie” as vowel pairs and vowel digraphs (the old “I before E” lesson).
- Writing: N had already written her instructional paragraph in the second and third person. This lesson had her converting the same paragraph into the first person.
- Reading: N read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
- Bible: The girls were introduced to this week’s memory verse (Exodus 20:7). They practiced saying the books of the Bible through Malachi. We had to play a little catch-up with our lessons, so I taught the girls about Isaac from birth through his marriage to Rebekah.
- History: N and C learned about civilization in the Ancient Americas. They read about the Nazca lines and the Olmec Heads, and looked up pictures of them on the internet. I read them a story from Ancient North America about the Rabbit and the Sun. They identified North, South, and Central America on a map and colored a comic strip illustrating the story I read to them. N did supplemental reading on the Ancient Americas and took notes.
- Science: Since we didn’t do school last Friday (you know, the fridge and all), we used today to do our science experiment on volcanoes.
- Logic: N delved deeper into the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy and practiced identifying different fallacies that she’s already learned.
- Music: The usual.
C (age 9):
- Math: C did mental math and completed a worksheet on subtraction. Her lesson was on identifying even and odd numbers. She completed a lesson review worksheet.
- Spelling: C practiced her words using different ways to spell the long “i” sound.
- Writing: C began writing her short children’s story based on the planning she did earlier.
- Reading: C is a little intimidated at the thought of measuring her reading by chapters. I switched her to timed reading instead (N would’ve had a nervous breakdown if I timed her reading; isn’t it funny how different kids are?). She read 20 minutes of Goddess Girls: Pheme the Gossip.
- Bible: Combined class with N.
- History: Combined class with N. C didn’t do any of the supplemental reading or notes.
- Science: Combined class with N. C watched from the enclosed back porch because the neighbor’s dog kept wandering over and making her nervous.
- Music: C practiced changing chords on the ukulele and identified all the chords she knows so far. She practiced reading notation of a song she wrote.
S (age 6): Since it had been a week between lessons, S had a flashcard day for review.