Day 21

We’re trying to get the house together and the laundry done in preparation for our weekend plans. N and C had a lot of independent work and not much instructional time, so I kept an eye on them while doing my other work. We’re all looking forward to “Fun Friday” and a fun weekend.

N (age 11):

Math: N reviewed the concepts of the last few lessons. We’ll plunge on ahead next week.

Spelling: N took an assessment and got all of her words correct.

Reading: N read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I read them 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 1:1-3) and recited the books of the Bible. We learned about the death of Moses. I had N and C tell me all the important events they remembered from his life as one of the most influential leaders of Israel’s history.

Science: N and C researched Hippartchus, Ejnar Hertzsprung, Arthur Eddington, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, and Fred Hoyle, and wrote about their contributions to astronomy.

History: N, C, S, and H learned about the Golden Age of India during the Gupta Dynasty. They located the Gupta Empire, the Ganges River, and the Ajanta Caves on a map of India. N did supplemental reading and took notes.

Geography: N and C filled out their maps of the Middle East and Southeast Asia. They finished up Southeast Asia today by learning about Papua New Guinea. They were fascinated by all the tribes they saw and the different languages and ways of life there.

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

C (age 10):

Math: C completed the second part of a three-part investigation on decimal numbers. This part was on writing a fraction as a decimal and vice versa. No mental math, worksheets, or lesson review on investigation days.

Spelling: C had an assessment. She got everything correct.

Writing: C began to learn how to identify the sequential actions of a story plot and how to take notes.

Reading: C read a chapter of Little House on the Prairie.

Bible: Combined class with N.

Science: Combined class with N.

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

Geography: Combined class with N.

Music: C practiced A, B, C, E, and all her chord transitions. She played while reading music. She’s learning to play songs that coming strumming with playing individual notes.

S (age 7):

Math: S warmed up by counting to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s, and by counting backward from 20 to 1. Then, since we’re still awaiting workbooks , we worked on number recognition and writing through 10.

Grammar: S continued working on memorizing “Work.” She began to learn about common nouns naming places.

Reading: S and I sang the alphabet song. I showed S a card with the letter “h” and a goose on it. We practiced the /h/ sound. Then, I showed S a picture of a hippo in a river. S picked out all the pictures that started with the /h/ sound. Then, I gave her four cards, three of which had pictures that started with the /h/ sound. She glued the three /h/ cards to a paper with the letter “h” and a hat on it. I read S three riddles whose answers began with the /h/ sound. I read S and H a chapter of Ramona and Her Father.

H (age 4):

Math: H warmed up by counting to 20 and singing the “Days of the Week” song. H eanted to play dominos today for math, so we practiced matching today.

Reading: H continued to review the vowels for letter recognition and short vowel sounds. I read S and H a chapter of Ramona and Her Father.

Writing: H practiced writing her name and the vowels, all in capital letters, using a custom worksheet I made at HandwritingPractice.Net.


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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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