Day 24

It was our second morning of homeschool soccer league practice. It went much more smoothly. We were able to get there on time after eating breakfast. We even remembered to bring chairs. Afterwards, there were the usual “can we skip school today and do it on Saturday” pleas, but (mean mom that I am) I made them have school anyway.

N (age 11):

Math: N warmed up with some mental math and a worksheet on equations (solving for X). Her lesson was on solving equations involving multiplication. She completed a lesson review.

Spelling: N practiced her words with the prefixes fore-, post-, over-, co-, com-, and con-.

Writing: N learned how to use pictures and written cues to determine the setting of a story (time, place). She learned the six components of a story: Time and place, characters, problem, force against hero, climax, and resolution. She learned how to write a synopsis of a story.

Reading: N read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I read them The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles last night.

Bible: N and C reviewed all their memory verses (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 1:1-4) and recited the books of the Bible. They learned about Rahab hiding the Israeli spies. We talked about the unlikely heroism of Rahab and how it benefited her whole family.

Science: N and C copied definitions relating to our solar system and the sun.

History: N and C learned about the origins of Islam and the historical significance of Mecca and Medina. They located Mecca and Medina on a map. N did supplemental reading on Islam and took notes.

Community Sports: N, C, S, and H all practiced soccer this morning.

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

C (age 10):

Math: C warmed up with mental math and a multiplication worksheet. Her lesson was two-fold. First, she reviewed subtracting with regrouping both hundreds and tens to find the ones. Then, she learned how to find a missing factor in a multiplication. She completed a lesson review.

Spelling: C practiced her words with the consonant blends sp, tr, pl, and nd.

Writing: C began to write her own short story by establishing an audience, a character, and a problem for the character to solve.

Reading: C read a chapter of Little House on the Prairie. I read them The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles last night.

Bible: Combined class with N.

Science: Combined class with N.

History: Combined class with N.

Community Sports: N, C, S, and H all practiced soccer this morning.

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 30 to 1. S learned how to recognize and write the numbers 1, 4, and 5. She completed a lesson review.

Grammar: S continued working on memorizing “Work.” She learned more about proper nouns naming places.

Reading: S and I sang the alphabet song. I showed S a card with the letter “j” and a jelly jar on it. We practiced the /j/ sound. Then, I showed S a picture of a jelly jar. S picked out all the pictures that started with the /j/ sound. Then, I gave her four cards, three of which had pictures that started with the /j/ sound. She glued the three /j/ cards to a paper with the letter “j” and a jelly jar on it. S solved three riddles whose answers began with the /j/ sound. I finished reading  Ramona and Her Father to S and H.

Bible: S and H learned about Rahab hiding the Israeli spies.

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

Community Sports: N, C, S, and H all practiced soccer this morning.

H (age 4):

Math: H warmed up by counting to 20 and singing the “Days of the Week” song. Her lesson was on naming a shape piece by attribute (color, shape, and size) by playing a matching game.

Reading: H continued to review the vowels for letter recognition and short vowel sounds. I introduced her to B and C. We thought of words that began with the /b/ and hard /c/ sound. We practiced the B and C portion of a phonics poem. I finished reading  Ramona and Her Father to S and H.

Writing: H practiced writing B and C, all in capital letters, using a custom worksheet I made at HandwritingPractice.Net.

Bible: Combined class with S.

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

Community Sports: N, C, S, and H all practiced soccer this morning.

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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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