No one, and I mean no one, wanted anything to do with school today. We powered through, but sheesh.
N (age 12):
Math: N did an investigation on solving balanced equations. She’s been solving for missing numbers for a while now, but this is the first time the “balanced” concept was introduced. She had a bit of trouble at first with fractions (isolating “x” by finding the reciprocal of the coefficient), but she had a tenuous grasp by the time we finished the investigation.
Bible: N and C reviewed their memory verses (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 1, Psalm 23, Isaiah 53, Isaiah 9:7, and Micah 5:2) and the books of the Bible. The girls continued their study of the Sermon on the Mount. It’s a lot of information, but we parsed it as much as possible.
Reading: N read a chapter of her library book and a chapter of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I began reading them the next Enola Holmes book, The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets. This book was the most suspenseful of the series so far. The author very successfully established Enola’s character in the first two books, and was able to focus more on the mystery in this book.
Spelling: N continued practicing her lesson on three-syllable words.
History: N and C learned about Cortez and the legend of El Dorado. We compared the movie to the actual historical accounts.
Science: N and C learned about the different properties of metal and its prevalence throughout nature.
Geography: N and C reviewed their maps of South and Central America.
Music: N continued practicing her scales and her new lesson. She reviewed her musical notation flash cards.
C (age 10):
Math: C and I worked together on her mixed practice from yesterday’s lesson. She was pretty frustrated throughout, highlighting the need for more review for her.
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.
Geography: Combined class with N.
Music: C’s thumb has healed sufficiently to get back to ukulele practice!
S (age 7):
Math: S warmed up by counting to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s. She recited the days of the week and the months of the year. She learned how to write the number 38. Her lesson was on geometry. She found four different ways to use her pattern blocks to fill the same shape shape. She finished up with an addition worksheet 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 finished reading the sentences she is likely to find in the next story she reads. She continued being frustrated during the lesson, but was very proud of her accomplishments once she’d finished. I continued reading Five Little Peppers and How They Grew to S and H.
Grammar: S reviewed her list of pronouns. The lesson today continued practicing action verbs.
Writing: S copied some of the words she’s been learning to read on a worksheet that I made from the Writing Wizard website.