Day 56

With the post-Halloween sugar rush in full swing, math was postponed until Fun Friday so the kids could run off some energy with the neighbor kids. And I could spend my day picking up candy wrappers and half-chewed Tootsie Rolls expelled from the mouth of Baby R. Fun times in my glamorous life. We also managed to actually eat my birthday cake today, only one day late!

N (age 11):

Spelling: N completed the workbook intro to her next lesson on compound words.

Reading: N  is working on finishing up Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as soon as possible so she can get her free Pizza Hut Book It pizza and watch the movie. I read a chapter of Number the Stars to N and C 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 23:1-4) and recited the books of the Bible. They learned about David being crowned king.

Science: N and C learned copied definitions and did research on Saturn and the various probes of Saturn.

History: N and C learned about Charlemagne. They located the Frankish Empire on a map. We talked about the significance of the pope declaring Charlemagne the Holy Roman Emperor in regards to the Pax Romana, etc. We talked about the role religion played in the Frankish Empire during Charlemagne’s reign, and about the benefit of the Bill of Rights’ banning the government from establishing a state religion.

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

C (age 10):

Spelling: C practiced her lesson on words using “y” as a vowel.

Reading: C is working hard to earn her pizza by finishing up Little House on the Prairie. I read a chapter of Number the Stars to N and C last night.

Bible: Combined class with N.

History: 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.

S (age 7):

Grammar: S reviewed “The Caterpillar,” “Work,” and “Hearts are Like Doors.” She continued her memory work of the “Days of the Week” poem.

Reading: S continued her unit in All About Reading. S began going through her list of reading words, phrases, and sentences today. She usually hates it, but I bribed her by giving her a piece of Halloween candy after each line of text that she read. It worked remarkably well. We’re continuing to work on our hand motions to help her distinguish between “p,” “b,” and “d.” I read a chapter of Ramona Forever to S and H.

Writing: S copied words and short sentences using a custom worksheet from HandwritingPractice.Net. She then read the sentences.

H (age 5):

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’ll probably add G and H next week. I read a chapter of Ramona Forever 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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