Day 25

Lots of interruptions from little ones today, but we still got through.  It’s one of the hazards of homeschooling. The older two squirreled away to their bedroom for their independent work.

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 parts of a whole. She completed a lesson review.

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

Reading: N read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I read N and C 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 the Israelites crossing the Jordan River with Joshua in the same manner that they crossed the Red Sea with Moses. We talked about the significance of the crossing to Joshua’s leadership of Israel.

Science: N and C researched our scientists of the week (Copernicus, Galileo, etc.). They wrote about their contributions to astronomy.

History: N and C learned about the five pillars of Islam.

Geography: N and C filled in Norway on their maps of Europe, and then they learned about Sweden. Surprisingly, Time for Kids didn’t have a site for Sweden, so we used National Geographic Kids.

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 learned shortcuts for multiplying multiples of 10 and 100. Then, she reviewed rounding numbers to the nearest ten and learned how to round numbers to the nearest 100. She completed a lesson review.

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

Writing: C continued working on her story by writing a chronological list of events for her story.

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

Bible: Combined class with N.

Science: Combined class with N.

History: Combined class with N.

Geography: Combined class with N.

Music: C practiced A, B, C, E, and all her chord transitions. She played while reading music. She’s continuing to learn 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 took a break from her workbook to practice number recognition today.

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

Reading: S and I sang the alphabet song. We worked on flashcards and letter recognition today. I began reading  The World of Pooh to S and H, which is the complete stories of Winnie-the-Pooh (The Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh and The House on Pooh Corner).

Bible: S  learned about the Israelites crossing the Jordan River with Joshua in the same manner that they crossed the Red Sea with Moses.

History: Combined class with N and C.

H (age 4):

H took the day off. She needed a “play” day, as four year olds are wont to need.

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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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