# Day 33

This week has been even busier than the last few. In addition to the soccer league, we had a surprise trip to Gatlinburg, TN for the weekend. So, we had cleaning and laundry and packing added to our already full plates.

N (age 11):

Math: N warmed up with mental math and a worksheet on simplifying fractions. The lesson was a review of finding perimeters of polygons. She’s been doing this for years, so she breezed through the lesson. She completed a lesson review.

Spelling: N had an assessment.

Reading: N read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

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’s demise and had an impromptu lesson about Ehud, the lefty.

Science: N and C copied definitions, researched Anaxagoras, and watched a YouTube video of the moon landing.

History: N and C learned about the Golden Age of China, and Chinese inventions and discoveries (e.g. gun powder, lacquer, etc.).

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

Physical Education: Soccer practice!

C (age 10):

Math: C warmed up with mental math and a worksheet on multiplication. The lesson was a review of the concept of division compared with multiplication. She made division/multiplication fact families and solved division problems that were missing either the dividend, the divisor, or the quotient. She completed a lesson review.

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.

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. Her chord transitions are really improving.

Physical Education: Soccer practice!

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, H, and I played a few rounds of dominoes.

She learned more about common and proper nouns naming things.

Reading: S and I sang the alphabet song. She practiced sight words and sounding out some easy words today by reading B.O.B. books to me. I finished reading Ramona and Her Mother to S and H.

Writing: S got a new notebook just for writing class. She  worked on her name using a custom worksheet from HandwritingPractice.Net.

Bible: S and H learned about Samson’s death.

Physical Education: Soccer practice!

H (age 4):

Math: H warmed up by counting to 20 and singing the “Days of the Week”. S, H, and I played dominoes as a combined class for S and H.

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 readingRamona 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.

Physical Education: Soccer practice!

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