Day 109

Today was rather spread out. The kids wanted to play with neighbors, so they did some of their “together classes” at night before bed. That situation works well most of the time, as long as bedtime for N and C isn’t disrupted by S, H, and Baby R.

N (age 12):

Math: N warmed up with mental math. Her lesson was on calculating fraction/decimal/percent equivalents. N enjoyed it because she was able to fill in charts. It took her a few tries to go from fraction to decimal and vice versa, but she caught on.

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 53:1-5) and the books of the Bible. They learned about the reopening of the Temple under King Hezekiah.

Reading: N read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I began reading A Gathering Blue to N and C last night. We compared and contrasted the community in this book with Jonas’ community in The Giver.

Spelling: N practiced her words with contractions and possessives.

Geography: N and C filled in the European countries they knew. Then, they learned about Estonia on the National Geographic website. We Googled images of Estonia and its traditional dress.

Writing: N and C continued the exercise designed to stretch their vocabulary, this time expressing the same command in ten different ways. It seems to have stumped them a little bit. After a couple sentences, they began to have a hard time finding ways to express the command.

Science: N and C learned more about the physical make-up of an atom. They learned about subatomic particles, molecules, and chemical reactions.

Spanish: N and C answered comprehensions questions on the short story they read in Spanish.

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

C (age 10):

Math: C and I continued to review the story problems that gave her a hard time on her assessment yesterday. We went over solving story problems that involve fractions of a group. I gave her quite a few review problems to cement the concept.

Reading: C read a chapter of On the Banks of Plum Creek. I began reading A Gathering Blue to N and C last night. We compared and contrasted the community in this book with Jonas’ community in The Giver.

Spelling: C began to practice words using the consonant digraphs “th” and “sh.”

Bible: Combined class with N.

Geography: Combined class with N.

Writing: Combined class with N.

Science: Combined class with N.

Spanish: 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. To continue with number recognition, I introduced her to the game of Uno. She’s obsessed!

Reading: S continued her unit of All About Reading. She warmed up by reading some flashcards (including the sight word “the). She continued working on the sounds /h/, /k/, and /r/. She read words that we made using letter tiles. S practiced reading more phrases that will be used in the story and that contain both new and familiar letters.

Grammar: S continued memorizing “The Months.” She also continued to memorize the growing list of pronouns she’s learning. Today, she reviewed all the poems she’s memorized so far.

Writing: S copied her name and a short poem she memorized earlier 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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