Day 160

“Fun Friday” again! After the girls played catch up with their work, we went out to get their summer haircuts. When we came home, we finished up our “Fun Friday” tasks.

N (age 11):

  • Reading: Harry Potter is still being held hostage. N is anxious to find out the end, but not quite anxious enough to work faster. Ugh. C read aloud to her again today.
  • Bible: N and C watched “Joseph: King of Dreams” as a review of their study of Genesis, and compared and contrasted the movie with what they read in the Bible.
  • Science: N and C performed a variety of tests (color, hardness, luster, magnetic properties, reaction to acid, etc.) on 15 minerals and charted their findings in an attempt to correctly identify the minerals. They had a lot of fun with it!
  • Geography: N and C filled out their South and Central America maps for review.
  • Music: N is continuing to practice her scales and the portion of the song she assigned herself for the coming week.

C (age 9):

  • Reading: C read Goddess Girls: Pheme the Gossip aloud to N for 20 minutes.
  • Bible: Combined class with N.
  • Science: Combined class with N.
  • Geography: Combined class with N.
  • Music: C practiced her chord transitions and the A note.

S (age 6):

  • Math: S warmed up by counting to 100 by 1s and 10s using the 100-number chart. She counted backwards from 10 to 1. Her lesson was on creating ABC patterns using manipulatives. She does a wonderful job identifying patterns and finished quickly.
  • Reading: S reviewed lowercase “c” using a worksheet from The Measured Mom. We sang the alphabet song together and she located lowercase “d” on the alphabet chart. I read her three short poems, emphasizing the “d” sound as I read. She colored a picture of a lowercase “d” and a deer. We played “Copycat.” I said a word, and S repeated it but left off the beginning sound (e.g. I said, “Bug” and S said, “…ug”). She’s only recently started focusing on ending sounds instead of beginning sounds, so this is still a very frustrating concept for her. We read a chapter of Anne of Green Gables, and S noted that Anne talks a lot.
  • Writing: S practiced writing lowercase “d” on a custom worksheet.

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