Religion - The kids finished coloring their pioneer paper dolls and cut them out. Chicklette is pretty proud of her Indian paper doll and her pioneer girl paper doll.
Math - Xtramath and workbooks were done. Racer also worked on his Khan Academy and Study Island. Because he worked so much on Khan Academy this month, he only got two blue ribbons on Study Island. He wants to get more this month. The concept Racer worked on in his workbook was fractions of a whole. He did much better today than he did yesterday. He made a point of checking his work, which I was glad to see. Chicklette had a review page and worked very hard on getting that done.
Science - This was easy today. We just had to do our weekly quiz on simple machines - levers, pulleys, screws, etc. The kids got one wrong, but the rest right.
Latin - We were supposed to make flashcards for Latin, but somehow I ran out of index cards. I could have sworn I had a whole new pack in my box upstairs, but it seems to be completely gone. I'll have to remember to buy more the next time I'm at the Dollar Store. I probably should make a special trip there but there are so many fun things at the Dollar Store. And they're only a dollar! This is the same argument I had with DH when we were in Italy. "But, honey, the gelato is only one Euro. We can afford gelato again today!"
Piano - Oh, please tell me all this practicing and wrangling will be worth it. Racer asked me when he would be allowed to stop doing piano. I told him when he is good enough to play for Sacrament meeting and primary. He said, "Well, I can play one song in the Primary book. Oh, do you mean play for the whole meeting?" Then he got a little quiet. We had a nice long discussion on self-control and controlling our temper and angry words that come out of our mouth. I'm tempted to copy out Proverbs 37:8 or Proverbs 15:1 and have him carry it around, but that goes back to our lack of index cards. I told him he needed to come up with his own plan of how he was going to learn his notes and note names. I was not going to come up with plan after plan just to have him reject them all. Chicklette is progressing slowly. She also needs to work on notes and note names.
Writing with Ease - Racer's Writing with Ease was just dictation. It was a fairly simple sentence, kept simple so that he could practice identifying what punctuation was required. Chicklette got to listen to some more of Charlotte's Web and then narrate back to me what the story was about.
And now just a picture for fun.