Day 165

“Fun Friday” went very quickly because of the excitement of N’s and C’s sleepovers. N was in a hurry to get her room cleaned and set up for her company, and C was in a hurry to get packed for her departure. S and H (age 4) were in a hurry because they wanted to help C pack.

N (age 11):

  • Reading: N read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
  • Bible: Since the girls wanted to do more than one lesson yesterday, Bible today only consisted of some review.
  • Science: N and C learned about the different characteristics of the three types of rocks (sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic). Using our Rocks and Minerals Kit from Home Science Tools, they used a list of characteristics to sort rocks into groups of sedimentary, igneous, or metamorphic rocks. Then, they checked the rock list to see how many they got correct. They each got most of them correct. Because of the nature of the experiment, N and C took turns having science class today.
  • Geography: N and C filled in their South and Central America maps for review. Last night, we ate Thai Chicken with Peanuts for supper after we studied Thailand. The girls like peanut sauce, so it was generally well-received.
  • Art: N and C designed superhero costumes for themselves.
  • Music: N practiced her scales and the song segment she chose for this week.
  • Supplemental Math: N decided to calculate how many hours, minutes, and seconds old she was on her 11th birthday. You know, just for fun. Homeschoolers, right?

C (age 9):

  • Reading: C read Goddess Girls: Pheme the Gossip for 20 minutes.
  • Bible: Review with N.
  • Science: Combined (sort of) class with N today, since they did the experiment separately.
  • Geography: Combined class with N.
  • Art: Combined class with N.
  • Music: C practiced her chord transitions and the A note with her newly formed callous.

S (age 6):

  • Math: S counted by 1s as high as she could without looking at the 100-number chart as an assessment. Then, she counted to 100 by 1s and 10s using the 100-number chart. She counted backwards from 10 to 1. For her lesson, she used her pattern blocks to create and read an ABBC pattern. She does really well with patterns.
  • Reading: S reviewed the letter “g” using a printout from The Measured Mom. She sang the alphabet song and located the letter “h” on the lowercase alphabet poster. While S colored a picture of a lowercase “h” on a hat, I read her three poems about hats and horns and horses. I made sure to emphasize the /h/ sound as I read. We played the same packing game that we did yesterday, but we used another set of picture cards. This time, S helped me pack all the pictures that started with the /l/ sound. We read some more Anne of Green Gables. S watched “My Side of the Mountain” on Netflix and declared that it was not nearly as good as the book.
  • Writing: S practiced writing lowercase “h” on a custom worksheet.

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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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