Day 151

Monday started late because N and C had to clean their room, bathroom, and bonus room. It was a disaster.  Seriously. After the cleaning, the kids still had to do school and their regular chores.  It was a busy day.

N (age 11):

  • Math: N warmed up with mental math and a worksheet on fraction simplification. Her lesson was on finding the rule for a function, solving the function, and then graphing the function on a coordinate plane. It’s not as difficult as it sounds, and she got through it pretty quickly. She was assigned a lesson review that she put off completing.
  • Spelling: N practiced her words using “ei” and “ie” as vowel pairs and vowel digraphs.
  • Reading: N read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
  • Bible: N and C started memorizing a new verse (Exodus 20:8-9) and recited the books of the Old Testament. They learned about the rivalry between Leah and Rachel, and they learned about the death of Rachel. And then they started learning the Twelve Tribes of Israel (to the tune of “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”).
  • Science: N and C began learning about the three types of sedimentary rock and how they are formed. Dividing up the science reading seems to be paying off. The lesson was faster and kept the kids’ attention.
  • History: N and C learned about the Roman gods and about the life of a gladiator. They located Sicily on their maps and learned how to quickly identify both Italy and Sicily (the boot kicking the rock). N did supplemental reading about the Roman gods and gladiators, and she took notes.
  • Logic: N learned to define and identify the Proof by Lack of Evidence fallacy. She practiced identifying fallacies she’s already learned.
  • Music: The usual.

C (age 9):

  • Math: C warmed up with mental math and a worksheet on subtraction. Her lesson was on the different methods for finding a missing number in a subtraction problem. It was a little tricky for her at first, but she caught on and completed a lesson review.
  • Spelling: C practiced her words with different spellings of the long “i” sound.
  • Reading: C read Goddess Girls: Pheme the Gossip for 20 minutes.
  • Bible: Combined class with N.
  • Science: Combined class with N.
  • History: Combined class with N. C didn’t do the supplement reading or notes.
  • Music: C practiced chord transitions on the ukulele.

S (age 6): Mondays have unofficially become flashcard review day for S. I find that it helps to give her a little refresher course at the beginning of the week. I also overheard her teaching the alphabet and handwriting to H (her four-year-old sister), which is a great assessment!

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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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