Company is coming this afternoon. This motivated the kids to get through their chores and their lessons quickly.
N (age 11):
- Bible: N and C were introduced to their new memory verse (Exodus 20:17). They reviewed all their memory verses, all the books of the Bible, and the twelve tribes of Israel. The lesson gave the specs for building the tabernacle. We looked up images of the tabernacle online. We talked about the Israelites being so generous that Moses had to tell them to stop donating items for the tabernacle because they had enough already. We talked about ways that we could be generous.
- Reading: N read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
- Music: N practiced her scales and her lesson.
C (age 9):
- Bible: Combined class with N.
- Reading: C read a chapter of Little House in the Big Woods.
- Music: C practiced her chord transitions and the A note.
S (age 6):
- Math: S and I counted to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s using the 100-number chart. We reviewed pennies, dimes, and nickels. We practiced counting by nickels through 50 cents. She’s recently started getting her teens confused with her tens (e.g. 15 and 50, 13 and 30), so this made today’s lesson a little rough. I’ll stop moving ahead in the textbook and review if I feel she needs it.
- Reading: S reviewed the letter “r” with a worksheet from The Measured Mom. She and I sang the alphabet song together. She located the letter “s” on the alphabet chart. While she colored a picture of the sun shining on a flower garden, I read her poems about scorpions and squirrels and snakes. I read some sentences to S, leaving off the last sound of the last word (e.g. “Let’s sit down and read a good boo …”). S is having a very hard time isolating the final sound. For example, in the above sentence, she keeps saying “ook” instead of the /k/ sound. I coached her to say the /oo/ sound in her head and the /k/ sound out loud. This helped a bit, but there were still a lot of tears and writing about on the floor and exclamations of, “I can’t do this!” We got through seven sentences. Clearly, this is an area that needs more work. I read her a chapter of Anne of Green Gables. We’ll finish the book tonight and she will watch the movie tomorrow.
- Writing: S copied lowercase “s” on a custom worksheet.
H (age 4):
- Math: H and I counted to 10 using the 100-number chart. She made a pictograph to illustrate how many boys and girls are in our family. Then, I asked questions that helped her interpret her pictograph.
- Reading: H and I sang the alphabet song together. She identified the letter “A” and we reviewed the short /a/ sound. Then, I introduced her to the letter “E.” We said words that contained the short /e/ sound. We recited the first and second part of the “Vowel Poem” contained in the textbook.
- Writing: H practiced writing capital “E” on the white board. Then, she copied “E” on a custom worksheet.