Day 45

We didn’t go camping the weekend before and we didn’t have soccer games, so it was a relatively laid back day. We’ve got to get back into a schedule that doesn’t include soccer or quite as many weekend field trips.

N (age 11):

Math: N warmed up with mental math and a worksheet on angles. She had an assessment. She didn’t do as well as usual. She made some careless computing mistakes and, frankly, seemed like she didn’t feel like putting forth the effort to answer some of the questions. I made her answer them while we were reviewing the assessment.

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 were introduced to Saul. We talked about Israel being more concerned about being like other countries than about being led by God. We talked about negative peer pressure and staying true to our beliefs in the face of it.

History: N and C learned about Clovis and the unification of the Franks, Romans, Burgundians, and Allemani into one, united empire. They located the Frankish Empire on a map.

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. Her lesson was on adding numbers with more than three digits, and on checking one-digit division using multiplication. It built on concepts she already knew, so it was an easy lesson. 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 Hundred Dresses last night.

Bible: 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.

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 17. She learned how to divide a solid in half using an apple. She completed a lesson review.

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

Reading: S began her next unit in All About Reading. In introduced the sounds of letters “m,” “s,” “p,” and “a.” She practiced reading two- and three-letter words using those letters and the short vowel sound /a/. We reviewed the vowels and talked about what a consonant is. We talked about the letter “y” being used as a consonant or a vowel. She completed an activity sheet involving matching a word to its picture. She practiced reading words on flashcards. 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 cut her finger and wasn’t able to do handwriting today.

H (age 5):

Math: H warmed up by counting to 20 and singing the “Days of the Week”. We practiced some addition using manipulatives.

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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