Day 155

My son R (age 1) came down with a fever on Friday and was pretty fussy and clingy all day. H (age 4) also started feeling a bit warm and complaining of an earache, and S (age 6) had a fever, sniffles, and a cough. As a result, “Fun Friday” was kind of slapped together over the weekend and will conclude on Monday with a science experiment (I’ll write about the experiment today, though, since there will be a new science lesson Monday as well).

N (age 11):

  • 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. They learned about Joseph’s skill in interpreting dreams. We talked about how long it took for him to finally get out of prison, but how he was eventually promoted to second in command of all of Egypt.
  • Science: N and C experimented with fifteen different minerals to test their hardness.  They scratched each mineral with steel, glass, an iron nail, an penny, and a fingernail, and they examined the results each time. They charted the results and estimated the hardness of each mineral based on the Mohs Scale. It got a bit tedious for them, but it made the lesson stick.
  • Geography: N and C filled in maps of South and Central America as review.
  • Art: All four girls (N, C, S, and H) worked on secret Mother’s Day projects for me, so I have no idea what they did for art.
  • Music: The usual.

C (age 9):

  • Reading: C read Goddess Girls: Pheme the Gossip for 20 minutes.
  • Bible: Combined class with N.
  • Science: Combined class with N.
  • Geography: Combined class with N.
  • Art: Combined class with all the sisters.
  • Music: C practiced chord transitions.

S (age 6): I don’t usually give kids sick days. The exceptions are fevers and vomiting/diarrhea that will interfere with their normal activities. So, S got a sick day for her lethargy. I’ll either double up on her work one day next week or give her school on a Saturday to make it up.

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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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