Math - Racer worked on some problems finding area of irregular shapes. Think rectangles with pieces cut out or a square and a rectangle put together. At first, due to the strange way he does or does not write down his work, but after looking at it closer and having him explain his thought process to me, I saw that he had done the problems correctly. He made some arithmetic mistakes however, which brought his score down by several points. I had Chicklette review her work from yesterday and check to make sure she did her work correctly.
Reading lesson - I am determined to get back on track with Turtle's reading lessons. We always seem to get bogged down in the middle of our reading lesson book. We did lesson 51 today and he did fine although he was having trouble reading words the fast way. I'm sure with practice we'll get back on track.
Physics - We did our quiz on friction today. Chicklette missed one and Racer got them all correct. It was a pretty easy quiz for them.
Spelling - I did Racer's spelling lesson first while Chicklette did her piano. Racer got February correct today, but he is still stuck on destroy. He always wants to put an r after the y. Usually I have to fight him about getting his spelling done and done correctly, but today he wanted to keep doing spelling and told me that he wanted to do spelling every day. I'm not sure what got into him. Chicklette did pretty good on her spelling. She still wants to spell clock with a k. Our focus today was on the letter tile /ng/. /ng/ can go after a, i, o, and u but very rarely goes after e. In fact, there are only four words that have the eng combination in them.
Grammar - Racer's grammar lesson was on state of being verbs. He is doing great with his poem memorization today. He's got three poems down so far. This poem that we're finishing up is "How Doth. . ." from Alice in Wonderland. Chicklette began memorizing "Days of the Week" today. Turtle, of course, is memorizing it along with her.
Writing with Ease - Racer's dictation sentence today was shorter because they introduced a new concept. Today he practiced capitalizing words in book titles and underlining them. Chicklette practiced recalling details from the Mother Hubbard poem. We thought the poem was pretty funny. She especially liked the line where Mother Hubbard says, "Your servant," to her dog and the dog says, "Bow-wow."
History - We read from our Pioneer Sampler book. I'm really liking this book. It has a lot of good information in it. We read about bee trees today and about Granny's trip from Scotland to America. That trip was pretty rough and I tried to get the kids to realize how lucky they are. I'm also hoping to see if we can get a look at one of our neighbor's beekeeping equipment tomorrow. It's different than what pioneers used but it would be an interesting enrichment experience for the kids.
DH has been working some long hours at work and Turtle says Daddy lives at work now. Today he and Chicklette packed a box of things for him to take to work. They included a soft blanket, a couple of teddy bears, and some pictures for him. It was pretty cute.
Now we're all on tenterhooks waiting for Grammy, Papa and my sister to show up tomorrow. The kids are going to be bouncing off the walls.