It was a relatively peaceful day. We didn’t have to run off anywhere or do anything special. N and C were able to sleep in a little bit, and I was able to make a more elaborate lunch than usual (not that the kids actually liked it, but it was more elaborate).
N (age 11):
Math: N warmed up with mental math and a worksheet on equations. She reviewed conversions in weight, length, and volume using the U.S. Customary System. The lesson was very easy for her and she finished quickly, though not with a stellar attitude. She completed a lesson review.
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 Gideon defeating the Midianites with only 300 men. We talked about the fact that Gideon didn’t have the greatest self-esteem and tended to be a bit of a doubter, but that God still used him.
Science: N and C copied science definitions relating to Earth. They researched and wrote about the ancient Egyptian and ancient Babylonian calendars. They researched and wrote Aristarchus, Aristotle, and Jean Foucault and their contributions to astronomy.
History: N and C read some Middle Eastern literature about Sinbad. Then, they watched the movie “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.”
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 parentheses in the order of operations, the associative property of multiplication and addition, and naming lines and segments. She had a bit of a hard time focusing today on the math lesson, for some reason. 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.
History: 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 make and interpret a pictograph based on how many cars, trucks, and bicycles our family owns. She completed a lesson review.
Grammar: S reviewed “The Caterpillar” and continued working on memorizing “Work.” She began to lean about common nouns naming things.
Reading: S and I sang the alphabet song. I showed S a card with the letter “n” and a nest on it. We practiced the /n/ sound. Then, I gave her four cards, three of which had pictures that started with the /n/ sound. She glued the three /n/ cards to a paper with the letter “n” and a nest on it. S solved three riddles whose answers began with the /n/ sound. I read a chapter of Ramona and Her Mother to S and H.
Writing: S got a new notebook just for writing class. She no longer wants to use the customized worksheets I used to print out for her. Now, I write on the board and she copies into her writing notebook. Today, she worked on her name, and on capital and lower case “N.”
Bible: S and H learned about Gideon defeating the Mideanites.
History: N, C, S, and H watched the movie “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.”
H (age 4):
Math: H warmed up by counting to 20 and singing the “Days of the Week”.
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 Mother 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.