Day 134

I gave up on finding Adventures with Atoms and Molecules and just bought a new one from Amazon. It should be here Monday. I’m wondering if Baby R threw it in the trash or something. At any rate, we’ll double up on experiments next week and see if the old book turns up later.

N (age 12):

Math: N began with mental math. Her lesson was on adding integers on a number line and finding the absolute value of a number. It was a continuation of the work she’s been doing on number lines for a couple years now, so the lesson was quick.

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 53:1-10) and the books of the Bible. They learned about Nebuchadnezzar’s mental illness and the fall of King Belshazzar’s Babylon to Cyrus and the Persians.

Reading: N read a chapter of her library book and a chapter of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I read some Tuck Everlasting to N and C last night.

Spelling: N had an assessment.

Spanish: N and C finished up their video lesson.

Writing: N and C practiced some descriptive writing by describing five different people performing the same action in different ways.

Music: N continued practicing her scales. She practiced her new lesson.

C (age 10):

Math: C warmed up with mental math. She did an investigation on graphing the relationship between sets of data.

Reading: C read a chapter of her library book and a chapter of On the Banks of Plum Creek. I read a few chapters of Tuck Everlasting to N and C last night.

Spelling: C practiced her spelling words containing “ch” and “wh.”

Bible: Combined class with N.

Writing: 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. S worked on making shapes with her pattern blocks today. She also played school with H, “teaching” her some addition and subtraction concepts.

Reading: S continued her unit of All About Reading. She warmed up by reading some flashcards (including the sight words “the” and “a”). S reviewed short i, v, f, and z. She read some flash cards with words using all the letters she’s been reading so far. I read S (and H) a few chapters of The Case of the Missing Marquess last night. They fell asleep, and I continued reading on a little bit more, because I’m interested in how the book will turn out.

Grammar: S continued memorizing “The Months.” She reviewed the growing list of pronouns she’s learning. Her lesson was on listening comprehension. I read her a short story and she retold it to me in her own words.

Writing: S copied her name and some of the words she’s learning to read 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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