Day 157

We had soccer practice this morning. My age group was not feeling it. It was like herding cats. I ended it a few minutes early. School went better than practice did, thankfully.

N (age 12):

Math: N warmed up with mental math. Her lesson was on algebraic addition. It seemed tough at first, but she caught on by the end of the lesson. I’ll continue reviewing it for a while to cement the concept in her brain.

Bible: N and C reviewed their memory verses (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 1, Psalm 23, and Isaiah 53) and the books of the Bible. They learned about the birth of Jesus and the visit from the wise men.

Reading: N read a chapter of her library book and a chapter of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I read a chapter of The Case of the Left-Handed Lady to N and C last night.

Spelling: N had her spelling assessment.

History: N and C learned about Amerigo Vespucci and Ferdinand Magellan. We found the Straits of Magellan on a map.  We talked about why America is named after Amerigo Vespucci rather than Christopher Columbus.

Science: N and C continued reading The Mystery of the Periodic Table. They learned about Berthollet, Proust, Richter, Dalton, and Berzelius; they learned about the Table of Equivalents, chemical compounds, chemical symbols, and atomic weight.

Writing: N and C practiced descriptive writing (about a nice person) without using the word “nice.”

Music: N continued practicing her scales and her new lesson.

C (age 10):

Math: C and I reviewed the concepts she missed on her assessment yesterday.

Reading: C read a chapter of her library book. I read a chapter of The Case of the Left-Handed Lady to N and C last night.

Spelling: C practiced her words with consonant clusters containing “s,” “ch,” and “th.”

Bible: Combined class with N.

History: 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’s almost done her ukulele book. I’ll have to see what book comes next. She continued her drumming lessons.

S (age 7):

Math: S warmed up with counting to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s. She recited the days of the week and the months of the year. She did a worksheet on addition. She learned how to write the number 35. Her lesson was on sorting and graphing her pattern blocks. She completed a 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 continued reading the long list of words she will find in the next story she reads. I go slowly with her so as to avoid too much frustration. I certainly don’t want her to view reading with resentment. If it takes longer now, I hope it will pay off in the future with a love of reading. I read a few chapters of The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets to S and H.

Writing: S copied some of the words she’s been learning to read on a worksheet that I made from the Writing Wizard website.

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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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