Day 71

It’s the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Preparations are in full swing for meal prep on Wednesday and Thursday. Classes went pretty quickly and attitudes were good.

N (age 11):

Math: N warmed up with mental math and a worksheet on multiplication. Her lesson was on reading decimal numbers on a number line. She seemed a bit stuck on converting between cm and mm, but eventually figured it out. She also needed a bit of extra practice on locating a number in the 100ths decimal place on a number line where she was given the whole number and the decimal number in the 10ths place. Again, she figured it out, but it was a bit complicated and abstract for her at first.

Reading: N  is still working on finishing up Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Spelling: N is continuing to work on compound words and is ready for an assessment.

Bible: N and C continued practicing their memory verses (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 1:1-6, and Psalm 23:1-5) and the books of the Bible. They learned about Solomon’s Temple construction and its opulence.

History: N, C, S, and H watched the Charlie Brown video of Thanksgiving.

Geography: N and C filled in all the European countries they know so far. They learned about Germany on the Time for Kids website.

Science: N and C copied definitions related to Uranus and researched William Herschel.

Social Studies: We all discussed party platforms and the Electoral College. N and C stayed up late to watch the election results.

Music: C continued practicing her scales. My husband found some musical flash cards at a yard sale, so we’ve been using that to practice reading musical notation.

C (age 10):

Math: C warmed up with mental math and a worksheet on division.

Reading: C read a chapter of On the Banks of Plum Creek.

Spelling: C continued to work on her words using “y” as a vowel.

Bible: Combined class with N.

History: Combined class with N.

Geography: Combined class with N.

Science: Combined class with N.

Music: C continued working on her chord transitions and started working with her ukulele-playing cousin on an original song.

S (age 7):

Math: S counted to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s using her hundred number chart. She counted backwards from 30. She recited the days of the week and the months of the year. She learned how to write the number 21. Her lesson was on addition facts of doubles up to 10.

Grammar: S reviewed “The Caterpillar,” “Work,” and “Hearts are Like Doors.” She began memorizing the Mother Goose rhyme “Months of the Year.” We reviewed the definition of a noun and began to talk about nouns that are ideas.

Reading: S continued her unit in All About Reading. S continued going through her list of reading words, phrases, and sentences today. 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 the days of the week using a custom worksheet from HandwritingPractice.Net.

H (age 5):

Math: H practiced her counting through 20. She practiced writing her numbers through 20. She copied Thanksgiving-themed pictures using shape pattern blocks.

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 Ramona Forever to S and H.

Wriing: 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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