For some reason, S and H have been at each other’s throats lately. I have to stop instructional time for N and C often to intervene in a verbal or physical altercation between the two.
N (age 11):
Math: N had an assessment today, which is usually cause for rejoicing for her, because there is no warm-up and no lesson review. She made a couple careless computing mistakes, and I’m going to do a quick review of factors with her before her next lesson.
Spelling: N practiced her words with the prefixes fore-, post-, over-, co-, com-, and con-.
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 a couple amazing women in the Bible – Deborah and Jael. We talked about the prevailing view that Christianity oppresses women and learned that God, Himself, is not under that impression.
Science: N and C continued learning about the basic structure of earth and its orbit around the sun, and how the moon’s orbit affects the tides.
Geography: N and C filled in the countries they know on their maps of Europe. Then, they learned about Finland using Time for Kids.
Music: N practiced her scales (G major and C major) and her current lesson.
C (age 10):
Math: C warmed up with mental math and a multiplication worksheet. Her lesson was on multiplying two digit numbers. She learned strategies for doing this both mentally and on paper. She completed a lesson review.
Spelling: C practiced her words with the consonant blends sp, tr, pl, and nd.
Bible: Combined class with N.
Science: 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 learned how to write the numbers 2, 3, and 7. She completed a lesson review.
Grammar: S reviewed “The Caterpillar” and continued working on memorizing “Work.” She began to learn her address by continuing to learn about the proper names of places.
Reading: S and I sang the alphabet song. I showed S a card with the letter “l” and a lion on it. We practiced the /l/ sound. Then, I gave her four cards, three of which had pictures that started with the /l/ sound. She glued the three /l/ cards to a paper with the letter “l” and a lion on it. S solved three riddles whose answers began with the /l/ sound. I read a chapter of Ramona and Her Mother to S and H.
Bible: S and H learned about Deborah and Jael.
Science: S and H continued to learn about Earth.
H (age 4):
Math: H warmed up by counting to 20 and singing the “Days of the Week” song. Her lesson was on creating and reading an AB pattern using counting bears. She understands the patterns, but really wants to do her own thing some days rather than follow instructions.
Reading: H continued to review the vowels for letter recognition and short vowel sounds. 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 her name using a custom worksheet I made at HandwritingPractice.Net.
Bible: Combined class with S.
Science: Combined class with S.