Day 36

It’s another soccer game day, so Monday and Tuesday classes were divided up to take our interrupted afternoon schedule into consideration. The girls all enjoy soccer, even though they all seem to be on losing teams at the moment. I’m proud of how aggressively they go after the ball and how hard they play.

N (age 11):

Math: N had an assessment today. She did great. She needed a little review on finding the factors of a number. She finds the first four factors or so, and then doesn’t complete the factor list. I had her write some complete factor lists for some numbers by way of review.

Spelling: N practiced her words with the prefixes sub-, mid-, bi-, and tri-.

Reading: N read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I read N and C a chapter of 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 1:1-6) and recited the books of the Bible. They learned about Ruth proposing to Boaz. We talked about the three imperfect women (Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth) who were named in the lineage of Jesus, two of whom were converts to Judaism, and what we can learn about God through them.

History: N and C learned about the unification of Japan under the Yamato dynasty and the reasons they began to isolate themselves and their culture from China and Korea. They learned the mythology behind the Yamato dynasty. They located China, the Korean Peninsula, and Japan on a map. N did additional reading on Japan and took notes.

Geography: N and C filled in maps of South and Central America for review.

Science: N and C learned about the planet Mercury (its origin, its physical characteristics, etc.).

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 worksheet on multiplication. The lesson was a review on multiplying two-digit numbers, with and without carrying. 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. I read N and C a chapter of The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles last night.

Bible: Combined class with N.

History: Combined class with N.

Geography: Combined class with N.

Science: 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. We played a quick round of left/right Simon Says. The lesson was on writing the number 10; identifying morning and afternoon; identifying first, last, and between; and identifying first, second, and third. She completed a lesson review sheet.

Grammar: S reviewed “The Caterpillar” and continued working on memorizing “Work.” She learned about what makes a person an aunt or an uncle. She practiced avoiding use of the word “ain’t” by correctly using “am not,” “are not,” “has not,” and “have not.”

Reading: S and I sang the alphabet song. I showed S a card with the letters “qu” and a queen bee on it. We practiced the /kw/ sound. Then, I gave her four cards, three of which had pictures that started with the /kw/ sound. She glued the three /kw/ cards to a paper with the letters “qu” and a queen bee on it. S completed a color-by-letter picture, coloring all the sections with either a lower case or capital “Q” in them. I read a chapter of The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs to S and H.

Writing: S worked on her name, lower case “q,” and capital “Q” using a custom worksheet from HandwritingPractice.Net.

Bible: S and H learned about Ruth and Boaz.

Physical Education: Soccer games!

H (age 5):

Math: H warmed up by counting to 20 and singing the “Days of the Week”. Today, she made a pictograph of the hair color of different people in our family, and she interpreted the graph.

Reading: H continued to review the vowels for letter recognition and short vowel sounds. She practiced the B and C portion of a phonics poem. She began to learn the D and
F portion of a phonics poem. I read a chapter of The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs to S and H.

Writing: H practiced writing her name, and the letters B, C, D, and F using a custom worksheet I made at HandwritingPractice.Net.

Bible: Combined class with S.

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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