Today was a flurry of activity this morning because of birthday preparations for my Dad. The kids are very festive and love making a big deal out of every possible holiday and event. I almost gave them the day off, but decided to push through after we finished lunch and “the grumpies” were setting in.
N (age 11):
- Math: N caught up on some of her math homework and then applied her knowledge of measurements and temperature to bake a cake with no assistance or supervision.
- Spelling: N did the workbook exercises for her new lesson on the vowel digraphs “ou,” “ow,” “oi,” and “oy.”
- Reading: N read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
- Bible: N and C recited their memory verses and the books of the Old Testament. S and H (age 4) joined in. The girls learned the story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife. We talked about how God kept His promise to be with Joseph. Even though bad things happened to Joseph, God was there and caused him to succeed even in less-than-desirable circumstances.
- Science: N and C got a break today because there were no scientists to research this week.
- Geography: N and C filled out their Middle East maps. The filled in all the countries they know in Southeast Asia. The lesson was on the country of Bhutan. It’s very difficult to find information on Bhutan. It was much easier to find photos of that very picturesque country.
- Music: The usual.
C (age 9):
- Math: C warmed up with her mental math and a worksheet on addition. Her lesson reviewed subtracting two-digit numbers using regrouping. She finished her lesson review.
- Spelling: C did the workbook exercises reviewing the last five lessons.
- Reading: C read a chapter of Goddess Girls: Pheme the Gossip.
- Bible: Combined class with N.
- Science: Free time!
- Geography: Combined class with N.
- Music: Chord transitions.
S (age 6):
- Math: S did the counting warm-ups by herself today, with me correcting the few errors that she made. Today, she surveyed my friends on FB to learn the different types of pets that people have. She made a pictograph of the information, and then she interpreted the information she had graphed.
- Reading: S reviewed the letter Y with a worksheet from The Measured Mom. She and I sang the alphabet song together, and she located the letter Z on the alphabet chart. I read her a short poem about a zebra with zig-zag stripes. She colored a picture of the letter Z with a zebra. We looked at picture cards and practiced saying the words of each picture slowly and at normal speed (e.g. “aaaaannnnnntttttt” and “ant”). I read some more My Side of the Mountain.
- Writing: S copied the letter Z using a custom worksheet.