Day 96

The county had a snow day today. My homeschooled kids did not (poor kids – ha ha!). I took it easy on them, though, and only did math with them in the morning. The rest of the classes, I did with them at night in their room before they went to bed.

N (age 12):

Math: N warmed up with mental math. Her lesson was on finding the sum of the angle measures in a triangle and using angle pairs to find the missing angle measurements. N’s not a fan of geometry. She got through it, but she didn’t like it.

Reading: N  is still working on finishing up Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I began reading N and C Shiloh last night.

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, Psalm 23:1-5, and Isaiah 53:1-2) and the books of the Bible. They learned about Elijah literally and figuratively passing his mantle on to his prophetic successor, Elisha. They were also introduced to King Ahab’s wife, Jezebel.

Science: N and C learned more about asteroids. We talked about the government agency in charge of monitoring near-earth asteroids and read the latest news articles about Asteroid 2017 AG13, which passed by earth last weekend only a little over 126,000 miles from earth (we talked about how close that is in comparison with the size of the ever-expanding universe, even though it wasn’t close enough to cause any damage to the earth).

History: N and C learned about King Richard, Prince (and later King) John, and the Magna Carta. We talked about the significance of the Magna Carta at the time and it’s influence on the Founding Fathers and our own Constitution.

Music: C continued practicing her scales. She continued her new lesson.

C (age 10):

Math: C warmed up with mental math. Today, she learned about millimeters, and how to convert millimeters to centimeters and meters (and vice versa). The introduction of the decimal point in that setting threw her a little bit, and I’m still not positive that she mastered the concept. We’ll keep reviewing it.

Reading: C read a chapter of On the Banks of Plum Creek. I continued reading N and C The Giver.

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

Bible: Combined class with N.

Science: Combined class with N.

History: 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 24. She learned how to identify the attributes of different shapes using pattern blocks. She completed a worksheet.

Reading: S continued her unit of All About Reading. She warmed up by reading some flashcards (including the sight word “the). She was introduced to the sounds /h/, /k/, and /r/. Learning new sounds is always frustrating for her, and I try to follow her lead when knowing when to stop pushing her and stop for the day. 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.

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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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