Religion - Turtle did his copywork. Racer and Chicklette did their worksheets also.
Math - Ladybug and Sunshine are buzzing right along on their math. They practiced counting from 80 to 100, wrote equations from word problems, started counting by tens, and wrote their teen numbers. Turtle is doing mixed review pages for the past couple days. Chicklette is adding and subtracting numbers in the hundred thousands. Racer has a goal to pass off 7 skills in Khan Academy this week.
We made it to the library for storytime and I think we turned in about 30 books.
All About Reading - Ladybug and Sunshine worked on reading another short story. They are still mastering the sound of TH. Every once in a while, Ladybug will revert back to saying /t/-/h/ instead of /th/. It's rare and kind of random so it's always a surprise when it happens. Chicklette practiced reading words that end in ANCE and ENCE. She's doing pretty well, but there were definitely some longer words that she had to work at sounding out. She did a good job of segmenting by syllable and finding the base word. I had Chicklette do Turtle's All About Reading with him today and he did okay except for his bad attitude. Then, I forgot this afternoon that they had already done his assignment and started to do it again with him. Finally, I realized that they had already done it and I let him go.
Science - Racer, Chicklette, Turtle and I read another section of the Sassafras Twins book. We learned more about algae and non-flowering plants. It has been very interesting to read about pingos also. I always thing think they sound like a made up word, but pingo is a real thing.
Grammar - Racer is working on finding direct objects in sentences. Chicklette gets to do a thank you letter. She is writing to her Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa to tell them thank you for rescuing us when our big van broke down in Colorado and for giving us apples for more applesauce. Turtle is memorizing a poem about the year. He is also learning to put commas in a sequence and trying to think up adjectives. I have to keep reminding him to keep his adjectives to one word. He always wants to do these long phrases when I just want one word.
Piano - We did everyone's piano lesson today. I have one outside student and we are struggling through modulations, or as one of my brothers calls it, borrowed notes. I sincerely wish Bastien series had a teacher's book or an answer key.
So, all in all, another busy, busy day. Racer had a bit of a wake up call in one of his classes and he is learning that he actually needs to study in order to get a good grade. It's a hard lesson to learn, but better to learn it now rather than in seven years when he goes off to college.
Here's a cute picture to end your day!