Day 140

N slept until 11:45. Almost noon. I sent C to her bedroom to wake her up with the “human blanket” for breakfast, after which time N went back to bed until almost noon. She’d better be going through a growth spurt. I’m all for going along with body clocks, but this is rather ridiculous.

N (age 12):

Math: N did an investigation today on classifying quadrilaterals. Bonus! She got to use a Venn diagram for the classification! She was not as enthusiastic as I was.


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 53:1-11) and the books of the Bible. They learned about the exiled Jews overcoming the politics of the governors west of the Euphrates, and getting permission and support from King Darius and King Artaxerxes to continue rebuilding the Temple.

Reading: N read a chapter of her library book and a chapter of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I began reading The Case of the Missing Marquess to N and C last night.

Spelling: N practiced her lesson on two-syllable words.

History: N and C learned about the unification of Spain under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. We also discussed the role of politics in royal marriages.

Geography: N and C filled in the European countries they know. They learned about Montenegro from the National Geographic website. They also filled in their South and Central America maps for review.

Science: N and C did an experiment today on converting work to heat. They spent a great deal of time stretching and relaxing rubber bands to feel the heat, even long after the class was over. We talked about the molecular structure of rubber bands.

Writing: N and C practiced writing with the voice of an animal instead of a human.

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

C (age 10):

Math: C warmed up with mental math. Her lesson was on decimal numbers to the thousandths. She also learned to convert fractions of thousandths to decimals and vice versa.

Reading: C read a chapter of her library book and a chapter of On the Banks of Plum Creek. I began readingThe Case of the Missing Marquess to N and C last night.

Spelling: C practiced her words with the consonant digraphs “kn,” “gn,” “wr,” “gh,” “ph,” “ch,” and “ck.”

Bible: Combined class with N.

History: Combined class with N.

Geography: Combined class with N.

Science: Combined class with N.

Writing: 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 35. Her lesson was on sorting items and creating a graph. She is very good with patterns and sorting, so this was a pretty easy lesson for her. She completed a math problem sheet (adding one to a number) and a lesson review worksheet.

Reading: S continued her unit of All About Reading. She warmed up by reading some flashcards (including the sight words “the” and “a”). S began reading the rather lengthy list of words she will find in the next story she reads. I’ll be dividing this up over the next few days. I began reading the second Enola Holmes Mystery book, The Case of the Left-Handed Lady last night. She and H are starting to enjoy the books more and more, and S is even speculating on what will happen next. I think they’re getting used to the more advanced vocabulary used in the book.

Grammar: S continued memorizing “The Months.” She reviewed the list of pronouns she’s learned. She continued to practice orally replacing nouns with pronouns in sentences I dictated to her

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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