Day 43-44

Last Wednesday and Thursday. Oh! I’m so behind. No camping this weekend, though, so I’m hoping I can get back on some sort of blogging schedule.

N (age 11):

Math: N warmed up both days with mental math and a worksheets on angles. Her lessons wee on subtracting mixed numbers with regrouping, and reducting fractions using prime numbers and canceling. N completed a lesson reviews.

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 Hundred Dresses 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 Psalm 23:1-2) and recited the books of the Bible. They learned about the death of Eli and his sons, and about Samuel taking over as priest. We compared and contrasted Eli and Samuel.

Science: N and C looked into the Greek and Roman origins of the planet Venus and the asteroid Hermes. They researched the Venera probes and the Magellan spacecraft.

History: N and C learned about New Zealand and the Maoris. We have good family friends from New Zealand, so it’s exciting for the girls to study about the history of their friends’ country.

Geography: N and C filled out all the countries they know so far on their maps of Europe. Then, they learned about Portugal from the Time for Kids website.

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

C (age 10):

Math: C and I reviewed the answers she got wrong on her assessment. Then, she had an investigation of percents. She learned how to convert from percents to fractions to decimals, etc. There were no lesson reviews.

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 Hundred Dresses last night.

Bible: Combined class with N.

Science: Combined class with N.

History: 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. She learned how to write 15 and 16. She learned how to count pennies by arranging them on the 100-number chart. We talked about the four seasons and about fall in particular. She used pennies to act out addition and subtraction problems. She completed two lesson reviews.

Grammar: S reviewed “The Caterpillar” and “Work.” She continued her memory work of “Hearts are Like Doors.” She practiced saying her address. We talked about common and proper names of things.

Reading: S finished up her reading unit with the sounds /x/, /y/, and /z/. We did the usual activities. She was so excited to receive her certificate of completion! She ran around showing everyone, who (thankfully) acted appropriately enthusiastic in response. I read a chapter of The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs and a chapter of Ramona Quimby Age 8 to S and H.

Writing: S worked on her name, lower case “x,” y,” and “z,” and capital “X,” “Y,” and “Z” using a custom worksheet from HandwritingPractice.Net.

H (age 5):

Math: H warmed up by counting to 20 and singing the “Days of the Week”. We played dominoes and worked on patterns together.

Reading: H continued to review the vowels for letter recognition and short vowel sounds. She practiced the B, C, D, and F portion of the phonics poem. I read a chapter of The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs and a chapter of Ramona Quimby Age 8 to S and H.

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

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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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