Day 16

H is still not feeling well. She’s spent the day alternating between being miserable out of bed and being miserable in bed. This makes S, with whom H shares a room, a bit frustrated because she has to clean the whole bedroom herself today. And it’s a mess. A big one. So big that she was happy to have school today and is currently choosing to keep miserable H company to get out of cleaning.

N (age 11):

Math: N warmed up with a multiplication worksheet. She had an assessment today. Assessment days and investigation days (she has one of those tomorrow) are her favorites because they don’t involve independent lesson review.

Spelling: N practiced her the prefixes pre-, pro-, re-, and ex-.

Writing: N continued her lesson on organizing a paragraph. N thought of something at which she excels. She wrote six steps down and turned those steps into six sentences with information that flowed from one sentence to the next.

Reading: N read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and I read a chapter of The Witch of Blackbird Pond  last night.

Bible: N and C reviewed all their memory verses (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 1:1-2) and recited the books of the Bible. They learned about the Israelites wandering the desert for 40 years as a result of their disbelief that God would help them conquer their promised land.

Science: N and C began learning about the formation of stars and the vastness of the universe. They watched a video on YouTube to give them a sense of the earth compared to the rest of the universe.

History: N, C, and S learned about the beginning of the Byzantine Empire, Emperor Justinian, and the Empress Theodora. N and C mapped out the Byzantine Empire.

Logic: N learned the propaganda techniques of “tradition” and “hi-tech.” She identified different propaganda techniques from examples given in the book.

Music: N practiced her scales (G major and C major) and practiced her lesson.

C (age 9):

Math: C warmed up with mental math and a worksheet on multiplication. Her lesson was an overview of metric and US Customary capacity. Future lessons will go into more detail about this. She completed a lesson review.

Spelling: C practiced her words with S, L, and R consonant blends.

Writing: C continued character development and setting the scene for her dialogue.

Reading: C read a chapter of Little House in the Big Woods , and I read a chapter of The Witch of Blackbird Pond  last night.

Bible: Combined class with N.

Science: Combined class with N.

History: Combined class with N, S, and H.

Music: C practiced A, B, C, E, and all her chord transitions. She played while reading music.

S (age 7):

Math: S warmed up by counting to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s, and by counting backward from 20 to 1. We played Dominoes today up to double sixes.

Grammar: S continued to work on memorizing “The Caterpillar.” She worked on reading/listening comprehension with the story of “The Lion and the Mouse.”

Reading: S and I sang the alphabet song. I showed S a card with the letter “e” and a boy listening to his echo on it. We practiced the short /e/ sound. Then, I showed S a picture of a boy in the mountains listening to an echo. S picked out all the pictures that started with the short /e/ sound. Then, I gave her four cards, three of which had pictures that started with the short /e/ sound. She glued the three /e/ cards to a paper with the letter “e” and a boy on it. S filled in a color-by-letter picture of a shark (she loves sharks). I read S and H a chapter of Ramona the Brave.

Writing: S did copywork of upper and lower case “e,” and practiced writing her full name on a custom worksheet I made at HandwritingPractice.Net.

Bible: S and H learned about the Israelites wandering the desert for 40 years as a result of their disbelief that God would help them conquer their promised land.

Science: Combined class with N and C.

History: Combined class with N and C.

H (age 4): Another sick day!

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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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