Today was shorter to accommodate a play date with homeschooling friends (or “social interaction field trip,” if you will). Outings are highly motivating, so things went quickly.
N (age 12):
Math: N warmed up with mental math. Her lesson was on finding the area of a triangle, and on finding the areas of complex shapes with right angles by dividing the shape into rectangular parts, finding the areas of the parts, and than adding the areas of the parts to find the total area. She gets frustrated with problems that are more than one step, not because she doesn’t understand them, but because she’s always in a hurry to finish math class.
Spelling: N continued working on words with the prefixes “sub-,” “mid-“, “bi-,” and “tri-.”
Bible: N and C reviewed 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 began learning Isaiah 53:1-2. They were introduced to King Ahab and the prophet Elijah.
Geography: N and C filled in the countries they’ve learned on their maps of Europe. Then, they learned about Italy from Time for Kids.
Music: C continued practicing her scales. She continued her new lesson.
C (age 10):
Math: C warmed up with mental math. Today, she learned some tricks and shortcuts to multiplying numbers by a multiple of ten.
Spelling: C continued to work on her words using “y” as a vowel.
Bible: Combined class with N.
Geography: Combined class with N.
Music: C continued working on her chord transitions , playing individual notes, and reading music. She continued her drumming lessons.
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. S learned how to write the number 23. She learned how to write number sentences for addition story problems. She completed a review sheet.
Reading: S continued her unit in All About Reading. S learned about words that can have more than one meaning (such as tag, cap, and bat). S read a short story about a cat who steals a little girl’s hat and then takes a nap. I read S and H a chapter of Amelia Bedelia Means Business.
Writing: S copied words and the days of the week using a custom worksheet from HandwritingPractice.Net.