"Oh, you only need one for yourself."
"No, I'm going to have a lot of kids. . . I'm going to have eight kids and a wife."
"Yeah, if my wife will take it. Maybe we'll only have six, if she'll take it."
I was just laughing inside. I didn't want him to think I was laughing at him. At least he doesn't think that having six kids is a too many so I must be doing something right. I also hope he can find a wife that will take eight kids and will live next door to us, because he says he's never leaving me. Awww, my Turtle.
Religion - Racer did his narration totally quick, surprise, surprise, and was on to all the rest of his independent work. He did write a page for his narration.
Math - Chicklette took forever with her math. She can do her workbook without too much fuss, but give her a practice page out of her textbook and it can take her hours. Racer, of course, lived up to his name and finished it in about two minutes.
Physics - We tried to build a top out of corrugated cardboard and a pencil. I think we needed to have the cardboard further down on the pencil and maybe used a lighter cardboard as well because it didn't spin for very long.
Grammar - Racer's grammar was on the "No" Adverbs. It's really interesting to diagram those, especially when there are contractions. Basically, the adverb of not hangs off of the verb or verb and helping verb that it modifies. We were trying to do his grammar up in the hall so I could keep an eye on the babies who were in Chicklette's room, but then the babies started screaming right by us and climbing over us, so we ended up shutting them out of the living room and doing the rest of his grammar in there. Chicklette's grammar was pronouns and capitalizing the pronoun I. We also practiced correct oral usage of set and sit. She was perfect at her oral usage.
History - I had a doctor's appointment in the afternoon so I went down to DH's work, where our doctor is. (Yes, it's a totally sweet setup.) I had them watch the Reading Rainbow DVD of the book The Wall. It talks about the Vietnam Wall and describes what it is. I was thinking today about how little information I had actually given them about the Vietnam War. I was wondering if I should have, or should, go into more details about it. I maybe should give them a little more background on the war, but I don't think they are ready to try to understand it. WWII is easy - someone was trying to take over whole countries, we allied with our friends and ended it. Vietnam War? Not quite as easy. We will memorize the dates for the Vietnam War and the fact that it happened, but I don't think I need to give them much more. Maybe I will check for one more book about it at the library to give them a quick overview. Our geography for today was on Montana. We talked about our cousin who is serving a mission there. When we read that elk, deer and antelope, outnumber humans, Racer asked, "But who will Cousin Andrew teach?" Then he laughed and said, "Maybe he will teach the elk!"
Daily 6-trait Writing - Racer and I talked about keeping things in the proper order when we write. I had fun making up a story told in a completely mixed-up order to illustrate the importance of keeping things in sequence. We talked about how hard it is to try to read a story or directions, that are mixed-up.