Religion - For our religion class today, the kids read a page out of their workbooks about the duties of a bishop. Then we wrote thank you notes or pictures to our bishop. We will give it to him on Sunday when we hand in our tithing. I started offering the kids a chocolate chip is they can say the scripture by themselves. So far, no one has earned a chocolate chip.
Math - Since Racer is doing the ITBS test this week, he just has Xtramath today. He passed off multiplication today! That means, according to their rubric, he can answer all his multiplication facts in 3 seconds or less. He says he's pretty far in division as well already. Chicklette is starting multiplication as well. She did the twos last week and is doing the threes this week. I wish she would focus a little on Xtramath. I think she could be doing better than what she is doing currently.
History - The state for today was Missouri. We pulled out the state and put it on our map, got all the animals on the board and classified, and read the rest of the facts about Missouri. We also started memorizing dates for our timeline. I figured I would do it about the same as we do scripture memorization and just learn a few dates every day and review all the others until we've learned them all. I was feeling like we didn't have a sense of time of when something happened in relation to something else. So far, no one is complaining. We made Gooey Butter cake and Toasted Ravioli to celebrate Missouri also.
We also read the book 21 Elephants and Still Standing. It is about the Brooklyn Bridge. P.T. Barnum saw a great advertising opportunity when some people doubted the strength of the Brooklyn Bridge so he marched his entire troop of elephants across it. It's a pretty good book, although a little light on the details. The illustrations are good.