On the day before and the day of Thanksgiving, N and C learned how to plan and execute all the side dishes and desserts of a large family meal from start to finish. They decided which recipes could be made in advance. They cooked. They cleaned up from cooking. They decorated the house. They organized the layout of the food. They cleaned after the meal. I made a couple side dishes and desserts, but N’s and C’s side dishes were the hit of the holiday and mine were barely touched (which I jokingly informed them meant that they would be preparing all holiday meals in the future). They learned the importance of determining the number of guests in food planning and preparation. They learned the importance of accurate shopping lists (when we had to run out for grapes on Thanksgiving morning).
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 23. Her lesson was on all things rectangle.
Grammar: S reviewed “The Caterpillar,” “Work,” “Hearts are Like Doors,” and “The Days of the Week.” She continued her memory work of the “Months of the Year” poem. She practiced the proper oral usage of “see”, “saw,” and “seen.”
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.
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.
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.