“Fun Saturday”! The girls have company coming on Wednesday, so school today means they can take Wednesday off and not eat into their summer vacation. We basically played end-of-the-year scramble to catch up on procrastinated math independent work and a couple other things. Science is done, so there was no experiment.
N (age 11):
- Math: N got caught up on her independent math work.
- Reading: N read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
- Bible: N and C were introduced to their new memory verses (Exodus 20:13-16). They recited the verses they already know, the books of the Old Testament, the books of the New Testament through James, and the twelve tribes of Israel. The lesson was on the introduction of manna. We discussed why God would only provide enough manna for one day at a time, rather than allowing the Israelites to save up a little extra. We talked about the Israelites’ propensity to complain, even after seeing miracles. We compared it to our own tendencies to complain, and talked about how easy it is to overlook our own faults while judging the Israelites’ behavior.
- Geography: N and C filled in their South and Central America maps for review.
- Music: The usual.
C (age 9):
- Math: C also got caught up on her independent math work.
- Reading: C read a chapter of Little House in the Big Woods.
- Bible: Combined class with N.
- Geography: Combined class with N.
- Music: The usual.
S (age 6):
- Math: S and I counted to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s using the 100-number chart. For her lesson, she reviewed counting pennies, dimes, and nickels. Then, she practiced counting nickels through 25 cents.
- Reading: S reviewed the letter “p” with a printout from The Measured Mom. She sang the alphabet song and located lowercase “q” on the alphabet poster. I read her three poems with the /qu/ sound in them while S colored a picture of a lowercase “q” and a queen. H (age 4) joined in by coloring a printout of a queen. For extra practice, S located lowercase “q”s on a page with many letters printed on it. Today’s game involved S picking out the ending sound of words. She was extremely frustrated (she kept repeating the entire word instead of separating out the end sound of the word) and needed a lot of encouragement to get through the game. I read her a chapter of Anne of Green Gables.
- Writing: S was allowed to color some printouts of sharks (she loves sharks) once she finished copying lowercase “q” on a custom worksheet.