We got off to a late start. Sometimes, the weekend sleep schedule gets thrown off and that means sleeping in on Monday. So, I didn’t finish instructional time with each kid completely until about suppertime.
N (age 12):
Math: N warmed up with some mental math and a worksheet on geometric areas. Her lesson was on multiplying by the powers of 10 and multiplying numbers in scientific notation. It was a bit confusing for her since we don’t spend a lot of time on scientific notation, and she wasn’t having the best attitude for math class. 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’ contentious relationship with the religious leaders of the day. We talked about the seeds being sown from the beginning for the crucifixion.
Reading: N read some of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. She finished reading A Gathering of Days. I read a chapter of the Sherlock Holmes series to N and C last night.
Spelling: N practiced her words containing the suffixes -er, -or, -ist, and -est.
History: N finished reading Life During the French Revolution. She watched “Les Miserables.”
Geography: N and C filled in the countries they know on their maps of Africa. They learned about the country of Niger, and we talked about some of the things I remember about living there.
Spanish: N completed several more lesson and a worksheet in Spanish.
Science: N and C learned a bit more about silicon and its uses.
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 on multiplication as repeated addition, and on adding and subtracting dollars and cents. She completed a lesson review.
Reading: C finished reading The Three Musketeers (abridged). I read a chapter of the Sherlock Holmes series to N and C last night.
Spelling: C completed the workbook introduction to her next lesson on irregular plurals.
Bible: Combined class with N.
History: C and S learned about the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag, including the important roles played by William Bradford and Squanto.
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. She counted backwards from 30. Her lesson was on numbering analog clock face, and learning how to tell time to the hour on analog and digital clocks. She definitely did not enjoy numbering clock faces. She completed a worksheet on addition and finished a lesson review sheet.
Reading: S continued her unit of All About Reading. She read some more practice words, because she was feeling a bit overwhelmed today at the thought of reading a story. I focused on words that begin with “j.”
Grammar: S practiced listening comprehension with the poem “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 some more from Under Water, Under Earth. She learned about deep sea creatures.
Bible: S and H practiced their memory verses (Proverbs 11:3, Titus 2:7, John 3:16). They learned about making honesty a habit.
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 using pattern blocks to make a design. I had her tell me everything she could about the pattern blocks she was using.
Reading: H reviewed A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, and K. She practiced letter flashcards for the letters she already knows. She’s still a bit iffy on a few of the letters, and I want to make sure she recognizes them all before moving on.
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.