Days 179 and 180

Yesterday and today weren’t terribly organized. I had a list of work that I wanted to complete with each of the girls, and so we haphazardly worked our way through it. I gave S a couple of days off, because I’m going to continue her schooling throughout the summer. Since I suspect she’s dyslexic, I want to make sure that a significant amount of time doesn’t elapse without continuing to work on her letter and number recognition. N and C will also continue to review geography once a week throughout the summer and will be expected to read every day during the summer. I’ll continue their Bible lessons as well, but we’ll do them around the breakfast table as family devotions. Since I started Bible class in the middle of the year, I want to get as much done over the summer as possible so that I can move up in the curriculum shortly after school starts on August 1. Oh, and N and C will continue with their music lessons (piano and ukulele). So, I’ll continue blogging over the summer, but it won’t be quite as detailed.

N (age 11):

  • Math: Over the past two days, N has learned how to convert measurements using unit multipliers, how to write percents as fractions, how to calculate interest that is compounded annually, how to find a whole when a fraction is known, how to find a whole when a percentage is known, and how to calculate the volume of a cylinder. And she’s done with seventh grade math. Pre-algebra begins in August.
  • Reading: N is continuing to read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
  • Bible: N and C reviewed their memory verses, the books of the Old Testament, the books of the New Testament through James, and the twelve tribes of Israel. The lesson was on Aaron making a golden calf for the Israelites to worship while Moses was on Mt. Sinai getting the Ten Commandments. We talked about peer pressure, about Aaron’s lame excuse for making the golden calf, and about Moses’ short temper.
  • History: N and C learned about the fall of the Western Roman Empire to the Huns and Visigoths and other barbarian tribes. They learned about the transition of the Eastern Roman Empire to the Byzantine Empire. They learned about the many ways that people all around the world and in the United States in particular are still influenced by the Roman Empire.
  • Music: The usual.

C (age 9):

  • Math: C is still in the beginning of her fifth grade math book, so I didn’t push her as hard as N. The lessons are still mostly review of what she learned in fourth grade math, and it won’t be difficult to hop right back into things on August 1. Over the past two days, she learned how to solve word problems using comparison, and reviewed some tricks for memorizing the 9 times table.
  • Reading: C is continuing to read Little House in the Big Woods. I found a documentary on Amazon Prime Video yesterday about two couples who spend a year living as 1870s pioneers in the wilderness of Winnipeg. C is going to watch it to give her a better understanding of life for Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family, and S is going to watch it because it reminds her of My Side of the Mountain, which remains her favorite book.
  • Bible: Combined class with N.
  • History: Combined class with N.
  • Music: The usual.

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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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