Day 175

Pushing “Fun Friday” to the weekend means that the kids were less than enthusiastic today. But the prospect of the pool opening on Saturday gave them some impetus to finish their work so they could clean up their rooms in anticipation of swimming.

N (age 11):

  • Math: N warmed up with mental math. The lesson was on corresponding parts of congruent triangles, and on the difference between similar triangles and congruent triangles. Lesson practice was assigned.
  • Spelling: N practiced her words with the prefixes “trans-,” “dis-,” and “un-.”
  • Reading: N read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
  • Bible: N and C recited their memory verses, the books of the Old Testament, the books of the New Testament through Colossians, and the twelve tribes of Israel. Their lesson was on the parting of the Red Sea.
  • History: N and C studied about Emperors Nero and Constantine. They learned about the persecution of the Roman Christians and their subsequent meetings in the catacombs. We talked about why the catacombs were a safe place for the Roman Christians to meet. And we watched a YouTube video of They Might Be Giants singing “Istanbul, not Constantinople.” Just because.
  • Logic: N learned about exigency. She identified instances of exigency in the book and in my parenting methods.
  • Music: The usual.

C (age 9):

  • Math: C warmed up with mental math and a worksheet on addition. Her lesson was on subtracting three-digit numbers with regrouping (or borrowing, as I always called it). She was assigned lesson practice.
  • Spelling: C practiced her words with different spellings of the long “e” sound.
  • Reading: C read a chapter of Little House in the Big Woods.
  • Bible: Combined class with N.
  • History: Combined class with N.
  • Music: C practiced her chord transitions with G7 and the A note.

S (age 6):

  • Math: S and I counted to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s using the 100-number chart. Her lesson was using tangrams to cover pre-printed shapes. I’m hoping the spatial exercises will translate over to her reading.
  • Reading: S reviewed the letter “o” with a printout from The Measured Mom. She sang the alphabet song and located the lowercase “p” on the alphabet poster. While she colored a picture of a “p” with a pig on it, I read her three short poems, emphasizing the /p/ sound whenever it appeared. We played “Silly Sentences” (the alliteration game) and she identified the beginning sounds of the sentences. I read her a chapter of Anne of Green Gables.
  • Writing: S practiced writing lowercase “p” on a custom worksheet.

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