Day 32

We kind of mushed Tuesday in with Wednesday. The games and the practices are throwing us a little off our game. We’re getting everything done, though, but we’re definitely not as organized this fall as usual.

N (age 11):

Math: N warmed up with mental math and a worksheet on equations. The lesson was a review of polygons, and of identifying similar and congruent shapes. But, apparently, her fingernails and a cardboard box were far more interesting than geometry and it took several repetitions to finally cement the concept. 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 Samson and Delilah. In their words, “Samson was kind of a jerk.” Well, we all can be sometimes. God can use anybody, even a jerk.

Science: N and C began to learn about the moon, its physical characteristics, its origins, and its orbit.

Geography: N and C filled in the countries they know on their Europe maps. Then, they completed their study of Scandinavia by learning about Denmark.

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

C (age 10):

Math: C and I reviewed the concepts with which she struggled on her assessment. As I said yesterday, the concepts weren’t as much a problem for her as was the wording of the problems.

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.

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. We played a quick round of left/right Simon Says. S learned about fewer and more, and about how to organize objects from smaller to larger. She also learned how to organize number cards from least to greatest. She completed a lesson review.

Grammar: S reviewed “The Caterpillar” and continued working on memorizing “Work.” She did one of her favorite grammar activities today, which is answering questions about a picture.

Reading: S and I sang the alphabet song. I showed S a card with the letter “p” and a pig on it. We practiced the /p/ sound. Then, I gave her four cards, three of which had pictures that started with the /p/ sound. She glued the three /p/ cards to a paper with the letter “p” and a pig on it. S solved three riddles whose answers began with the /p/ 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  worked on her name, and on capital and lower case “P” using a custom worksheet from HandwritingPractice.Net.

Bible: S and H learned about Samson and Delilah.

Science: S and H learned about the physical characteristics of the moon.

H (age 4):

Math: H warmed up by counting to 20 and singing the “Days of the Week”. We played a game of dominoes, because she loves it so much.

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 read a chapter of 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.

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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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