So, I figure if I can blog about yesterday’s school today, I can blog about today’s school tonight and get myself on track (the eternal struggle). It was a relatively uneventful day. The kids did their work well and we got just about everything accomplished. Science got pushed off, but it can be squeezed in to Wednesday’s schedule.
N (age 11):
- Math: N played catch up and did some review work. She is forever falling behind in her math because even though she’s good at it, she doesn’t enjoy it. So, she puts it off. I keep telling her that she should do the things she dislikes first to get them out of the way, but that lesson has yet to sink in.
- Spelling: N practiced her words with “ei” and “ie” vowel pairs and vowel digraphs.
- Writing: N continued working on the paragraph she was assigned on Monday. Because procrastination.
- Reading: N read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
- Bible: N and C practiced their memory verses and recited the books of the Old Testament. Their lesson was on Jacob and Esau. We talked about parents playing favorites with their children. We talked about how Jacob’s name revealed his deceptive character. We talked about sibling relationships that are sometimes strained.
- Geography: N and C filled out their Middle East maps for review. They filled in the countries of Southeast Asia that they already know. Their lesson was on China. They looked up the Great Wall of China and the Three Rivers Gorge Dam online.
- Social Studies: N and C learned about the primaries and the caucuses. They learned about the purpose of political conventions and what happens during a brokered convention. They studied various first ladies and their political causes. We speculated on what the husband of the first female president would be called (First Man? First Mister? First Gentleman?).
- Music: The usual. I’m woefully behind in assigning the next lesson to N. I’ve got to get on that. The up side is that she’s really proficient in the song she’s been practicing.
C (age 9):
- Math: C did a worksheet on addition and then took an assessment. She only got one question wrong, and that was because she didn’t understand the wording of the question.
- Spelling: C practiced her words using different spellings of the long “i” sound.
- Reading: C read Goddess Girls: Pheme the Gossip for 20 minutes.
- Bible: Combined class with N.
- Geography: Combined class with N.
- Social Studies: Combined class with N.
- Music: C practiced the ukulele for 15 minutes.
S (age 6): We basically redid our last school day to review. New lessons start on Wednesday!