Day 31

It was the first day of homeschool soccer league games. All four of them were on teams that lost by one point, but all four of them had a great time. I refereed and it wasn’t a total disaster. But, physical education took up most of our day today.

N (age 11):

Math: N warmed up with mental math and a worksheet on simplifying fractions. Her lesson was on measuring angles. She learned to use and reada math compass. 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 circumstances of Samson’s birth.

Science: N and C finished up their science research from last week.

History: N and C read learned about the rise and fall of the Sui Dynasty of China and the construction of the Grand Canal. They located the Grand Canal on a map. N did supplemental reading on China and took notes.

Music: N practiced her scales (G major and C major) and her current lesson.

Physical Education: Soccer games!

C (age 10):

Math: C warmed up with mental math and a multiplication worksheet. She had an assessment today. Although she understood the concepts, the wording of the assessment confused her and she got all of her word problems incorrect. In the futures, I will clarify the word problems for her.

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

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.

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.

Physical Education: Soccer games!

S (age 7):

Math: S warmed up by counting to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s, and by counting backward from 30 to 1. She practiced left and right with a quick game of Simon Says. S learned how to count to nine using one-to-one correspondence. Then, she identified the numbers 0, 6, 8, and 9. She learned how to write 0, 6, 8, and 9. She completed a lesson review.

Grammar: S reviewed “The Caterpillar” and continued working on memorizing “Work.” She continued to learn about common nouns naming things.

Reading: S and I sang the alphabet song. I showed S a card with the letter “o” and an otter on it. We practiced the short /o/ sound. Then, I gave her four cards, three of which had pictures that started with the short /o/ sound. She glued the three /o/ cards to a paper with the letter “o” and an otter on it. S solved three riddles whose answers began with the short /o/ sound. I read a chapter of Ramona and Her Mother to S and H.

Writing: S changed her mind about using her new notebook for handwriting practice, so it’s back to printouts from HandwritingPractice.Net. Today, she worked on her name, and upper and lower case “o”.

Physical Education: Soccer games!

H (age 4):

Math: H warmed up by counting to 20 and singing the “Days of the Week”. We didn’t have a whole lot of time today, so we did some impromptu finger adding.

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.

Physical Education: Soccer games!

 

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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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