Day 35

The day before we left for Gatlinburg was not very organized, but we did manage to get everything done. Departure time was pushed back a few hours, so I didn’t have to get the car loaded the night before. That made things a bit less hectic. And you’ll notice H had a birthday! She’s “one whole hand” now. And I’m totally teacher-nerding out, because I received the next unit from All About Reading for S. Of course, I had to assign all independent work to N and C so I could unpack and peruse and set up all the materials for the new unit. I’m sorely tempted to skip that last few lessons in this current unit, but I won’t.

N (age 11):

Math: N warmed up with mental math and a worksheet on multiplication. The lesson was a review of exponents, calculating rectangular areas, and finding square roots. It was another pretty quick one, since it was mostly review. She completed a lesson review.

Spelling: N did the workbook introduction to her lesson on words with the prefixes sub-, mid-, bi-, and tri-.

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 Ruth’s decision to leave Moab with Naomi, and about Ruth meeting Boaz. We talked about how difficult Ruth’s decision must have been.

Geography: N and C filled in the countries of Europe that they know so far. Then, we studied the UK. They learned the difference between the UK and Great Britain. The did an overview of each of the countries that make up the UK, with a particular focus on England on the Time for Kids website.

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 worksheet on multiplication. The lesson continued to cover division. She learned the three ways to write division problems, and she had a lot of practice solving them. 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.

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 had her first written assessment. She was in too much of a hurry to listen properly to the directions and, as a result, got an entire section incorrect. The teachable moment was to listen to directions before rushing headlong into error.

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

Reading: S and I sang the alphabet song. She explored her new materials today and we did flashcards for letter recognition. I began reading The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs to S and H.

Writing: S worked on her name using a custom worksheet from HandwritingPractice.Net.

Bible: S and H learned about Ruth and Naomi.

H (age 5):

Math: H warmed up by counting to 20 and singing the “Days of the Week”. H practiced

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 began reading The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs to S and H.

Writing: H practiced writing her name using a custom worksheet I made at HandwritingPractice.Net.

Bible: 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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