Day 77-78

With illness and camping trips and other unexpected happenings, we’ve fallen a bit behind. I want to reach 90 days before we take our winter break. So, N and C requested that they be allowed to double up on days until we reach 90 days.

N (age 11):

Math: N warmed up with mental math and a worksheets on metric conversions and angles. She had a lesson and an assessment. Her lesson was on adding, subtractiging, multiplying, and dividing decimal numbers. It was a bit of a long lesson, even though it was easy. I think she was a bit fatigued by the time she started her assessment, and she didn’t complete half of the problems. I made her take a break so she can finish it when she feels a bit more rested and has less “math brain.”

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

Spelling: N took her assessment on compound words.

Bible: N and C continued practicing their memory verses (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 1:1-6, and Psalm 23:1-6) and the books of the Bible. They doubled up their lessons, learning about the arrival of the Ark of the Covenant in Solomon’s Temple and about the dedication ceremony of the Temple once the Ark was in its proper place and the glory of God had filled the Temple.

History: N and C learned about the origins of the feudal system in England. They learned about the evolution of the English language from the Old English of the Angles and Saxons to the modern English of today. They mapped the many influences on the English language.

Geography: N and C filled in all the European countries they know so far. They learned about the Netherlands on National Geographic Kids.

Science: N and C learned about the planet Neptune. They copied definitions related to Neptune and Poseidon, and researched Urbain Le Verrier, Johann Gottfried Galle, and John Couch Adams. They completed a planet fact sheet.

Music: C continued practicing her scales and her lesson. We went over the musical notation flashcards.

C (age 10):

Math: C warmed up with mental math and a worksheet on multiplication. She learned how to find the remaining fraction of a whole when one fraction is given. She learned how to perform two-step equations. She learned how to multiply three or more factors. She learned about exponents (solving problems using exponents and converting multiplication problems into exponents). It’s always tricky with the kids getting the concept that 5 squared isn’t 5×2 but 5×5, etc., but there will be plenty of review and it’s starting to sink in. She completed a lesson review.

Reading: C read two chapters of On the Banks of Plum Creek.

Spelling: C had an assessment.

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 continued 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. We reviewed the last few lessons in preparation for an assessment tomorrow.

Grammar: S reviewed “The Caterpillar,” “Work,” “Hearts are Like Doors,” “The Days of the Week,” and “Months of the Year.” We reviewed the definition of a noun and elaborated on idea nouns. She wants to name tangible attributes of an idea rather than recognizing the actual idea. When I say “love,” for example, she talks about hugging and kissing. When I say “energy,” she talks about running around and jumping. She began to recognize them, but it’s still iffy at this point. It’s a bit of an abstract concept for her.

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 some simple sentences with recognizable words using a custom worksheet from HandwritingPractice.Net.

H (age 5):

Math: H practiced her counting through 20. She practiced writing her numbers through 22. She practiced adding different combinations up to a sum of ten.

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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