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Weekend Wrap-up

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

Caleb and Brent, playing Bop-it Extreme.



 Caleb asked, "Can you and dad buy me some play shoes, because when I play tag football, my toe comes out of the hole and I have to wiggle it back in".
 Maybe we can purchase him another pair from Payless. He does have a 'good' shoes as well that he got for CHRISTmas. His good pair is for going out. He also has church shoes.
 He said, "Mom, at least tuck in the tongue". Hee, hee.
 A few outfits that Lance will wear this week.

 My two adventurers.


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Math with Lance

The many faces of Lance, during a math lesson.








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Math Rider

Brent, has been faithfully playing MathRider every day. He wanted to finish the addition quest. He's gotten close in the past but never made the 99% to receive the 'scroll' that would help find the princess and free her.

Two days ago he was so excited to have made it. He not only freed the princess but was given a castle.

 I think this is where only a 'master of mathematics' can enter.

 He only has so much time to reach the princes (I believe this is where he had to do 30 problems in so many seconds, can't remember though)
 Unlocking the bars to free the princess.
 Look at that happy face.
 The princess is reunited with her parents.
Now he is on a new quest, to master subtraction.

Brent, knows his addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. Math Rider and Timez Attack help him with responding quickly for the answer.

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Day 92

Monday, January 30, 2012

This is how my kitchen table desk looked yesterday as I was getting my lesson planner ready for today.

 I started our school day with Latin ( nothing new there). After Latin I sat with Josh for almost an hour. We went over his schedule. I was starting to slack with keeping up with his school work. I made a few changes to his Bob Jones history and science. Once a week he is to outline and write a summary in those subjects. His Bible Study book I want one written narration. Instead of answering the thought provoking questions (because they are pretty intense questions) he will outline, summarise and write a narration. We'll see how that goes.

With Annette's history, I am going to have her write one narration as well. She asked how long could it be, in other words, can I write details! I told her it can be as detailed as she likes it to be, so I'm curious to see how that goes. Like with Josh, when she writes a written narration, she won't have to do the other work.
Below, Annette, is researching and comparing bats.

 I bought Explode the Code 1 for Lance to keep him busy. He was excited about the book.
 Later, he did a few more pages.

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Quiet Time at Homeschooling6

Friday, January 27, 2012

My sick little Josh. This is what he did all day. He woke for a bowl of soup and that was about it.

 The rest of the children during out two hour quiet time.

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Week 18/Day91

Week 18. January 23rd-27th, 2012.

This week I thought I'd only do a Week in Review with my four younger children. I need to get my Lesson Planner back in order with the two older children. They did do school but I didn't write it all down.

Preparing School~Caleb and Brent~4th & 5th grade;
Math-U-See~Caleb completed lesson 12A-12E. He will do 12F on Monday. He had a hard time with this lesson. He kept missing long multiplication and dividing fractions. I think now that he has learned how to mult.~divide~sub.~add. with fractions he needs to pay extra attention to what he needs to do. A few times he was in a hurry. The word problems continue to be difficult for him.
Teaching Textbook 5~Brent, completed four lessons.
Shurley English~both boys completed lesson 13. It feels good to be half way through the program.
All About Spelling~both boys completed two lessons. Two days I did some reviewing as well, for a total of four days.
Preparing Hearts for His Glory~completed Unit 4. This consisted of Reading About History, Storytime, History Project, Research, Poetry, Bible Study, Science, Vocabulary, Geography, Timeline, copywork, dictation and their independent history.
I read from A Child's History of the World and Genesis. The boys read from One Small Square: Arctic Tundra and copied a page in cursive from Draw and Write Through History.
Brent, had another meltdown, but eventually he completed all his work. He thinks the reading and writing are too much. I think he needs to get use to it and in time he will. Brent, likes to sleep, play outside and with legos (what boy doesn't) but he also needs to discipline himself.

Ethan and Lance are both using Beyond Little Hearts. They completed Unit 5. So far we are really enjoying Beyond. The boys beg for more reading. 

Ethan 3rd grade;
All About Spelling~he completed lessons 19 and 20. He also practiced the words from his Beyond Spelling list.
Teaching Textbooks 3~he completed lessons 58-64 and quiz 9.
Rod and Staff English~completed lessons 8, 9 and 10.
Explode the Code 3~he completed two pages daily.
Emerging Readers from Beyond~he only read to me once this week. I do need to get back on track with his reading. He reads bits here and there from Explode the Code and his grammar book.

Lance 1st grade; 
All About Reading~completed three lessons
Math for a Living Education~only four pages. I was doing so well with his math for a while, like with Ethan's reading I need to get Lance, working on his math more. He does practice his add. sub. and mult. via Timez Attack daily. I might purchase Dream Box again but not sure.

Lance, completing math.
 Learning about tally marks.
 Ethan, practicing making cursive 'd' and 'D'. Looks like one is backwards.
 A pink tulip. We read about tulips in Holland.

 Ethan, working on his Explode the Code workbook.

 Caleb, completing a multiplication problems. Aaack, he got it wrong. I put the lines to help him but his numbers still got jumbled toward the end.
 Ethan's copywork.
 Ethan, still needs to make a few corrections. He messes-up when he rushes.
All About Spelling, see the smile on their faces. I thought I'd add some spice to our spelling lesson today. If they got all their 'oy' and 'oi' words right today, they could have an extra homemade Chocolate Chip cookie tonight during Gold Rush.
 Working hard at getting them right.
 Yay, they passed and as Caleb said "Victory!".

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