So much fighting. So much. Is it a full moon? At least school went well.
N (age 12):
Math: N warmed up with some mental math and a worksheet on addition. Her lesson was on connecting algebraic terms. There was some attitude, but “Mean Mom” shut that down quickly. She did a lesson review.
Bible: N and C reviewed their memory verse (Galatians 4:4-5, Isaiah 9:7, Micah 5:2, Daniela 9:25, and Isaiah 7:14). Their lesson was on Jesus’ parables. We talked about what parables are and why they are helpful in teaching.
Spelling: N practiced her words containing the suffixes -er, -or, -ist, and -est.
History: N learned about the events leading up to the Battle of Lexington, George Washington becoming General of the Continental Army, and the advantages and disadvantages of the British military complex versus the American colonists in A Patriot’s History of the United States. She began reading The Enlightenment.
Geography: N and C filled in maps of South and Central America for review.
Spanish: N completed several more lesson and a worksheet in Spanish.
Science: N and C learned a bit more about carbon and about Carbon-14 dating. They learned about the three basic forms of carbon (graphite, diamond, and Buckminsterfullerene aka Buckyballs).
Music: N practiced her scales and began working in earnest on reading music using the musical flashcards.
C (age 10):
Math: C warmed up with mental math and a worksheet on subtraction (she’s improved to 4 seconds per problem on subtraction). Her lesson was a review of lines (horizontal, vertical, oblique), number lines, and tally marks. She breezed through it (with just a bit of trouble with horizontal and vertical). She completed a lesson review.
Spelling: C practice her irregular plurals.
Bible: Combined class with N.
Geography: Combined class with N.
Spanish: C completed several more lessons and a worksheet in Spanish.
Science: Combined class with N.
Music: C practiced her ukulele.
S (age 7):
Math: S warmed up with counting to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s. She counted to 20 by 2s and to 19 by odd numbers. She counted backwards from 30. Her lesson was on adding two to an even number. She completed a worksheet on addition and finished a lesson review sheet.
Reading: S continued her unit of All About Reading. She read some practice phrases, focusing on “j” words. Story tomorrow!
Grammar: S reviewed the definitions of nouns and action verbs, and she identified all the nouns and action verbs in “The Three Little Kittens.”
Writing: S copied the days of the week on a worksheet that I made from the Writing Wizard website.
Science: S continued learning about marine life. We read One Small Square: Seashore. I wasn’t overly thrilled with the text of this book (it was a bit dry), but S enjoyed the labeled illustrations. We scanned through the whole book. We’ll be vacationing at the shore, so she’s excited to explore the tide line.
Bible: S and H practiced their memory verses (Proverbs 11:3, Titus 2:7, John 3:16). They learned about the birth of Ishmael and a warning about Sodom and Gomorrah. We talked about trying to get things done on our own when we feel like God isn’t moving fast enough.
H (age 5):
Math: H filled out the next date in her calendar and colored the date block according to the pattern. Her lesson was on creating and reading AB patterns. She used two colors of linking cubes to make her patterns.
Reading: H reviewed A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, and K. She continued to practice letter flashcards for these letters.
Writing: H copied A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, and K on a worksheet that I made from the Writing Wizard website.
Bible: Combined class with S.