Anyways, we did get a bunch of school done Monday so here's what we learned besides culinary skills, French, working together and laundry/homemaking skills.
Religion - We started our General Conference prep. I'm doing it for two weeks this year instead of one because I have so many ideas. Today we started relearning the Apostles song (we learn it every General Conference season) and we started learning "Latter-day Prophets", another song to help us memorize the order of the prophets in the restored church. After we did that the kids played Memory with our Apostle cards. We've misplaced Elder Ballard's match card though so we may have to print his out again or play Old Maid instead. I wouldn't mind reprinting the batch and laminating them nicely. I only put contact paper on them last time and they have bubbles all going through them.
Math - Both Chicklette and Racer had word problems. Racer only had three and he got them done quickly. He was stressing all morning about being behind and losing his precious screentime. I finally told him during spelling that if screentime got in the way of actually learning and enjoying the process, he would lose it for good and it would no longer be a reward. He was pretty upset about that, but I'm tired of hearing, "I'm behind. I have to finish so I can play. I don't want to do the experiment because it will take too much time and I won't get extra screentime!" Chicklette's problems all related to the fours multiplication facts.
Spelling - As I mentioned, Racer and I had a stern conversation during spelling. He calmed himself down pretty quick, which I was proud of. He's doing much better at self-control. All of his spelling words this week deal with the /u/ sound that o can make so he's got money, monkey, honey, and others. Chicklette managed to do her spelling test from last week and her spelling lesson. She did not do well on her spelling test because she did not practice her words as much as she should have last week. Her spelling words are words like tube and student, focusing on the long u sound.
Physics - We're still doing spin this week, so we made a whirler that we could spin over our heads and experience centrifugal force. Racer actually enjoyed it once he got into it and gave up trying to get out of it so he could finish early.
Grammar - Racer learned how to diagram more than one predicate adjective, predicate nominative, or direct object. We also learned that when there is a direct address in the sentence, that noun is diagrammed on a floating line above the sentence diagram because it serves no function. Chicklette and I reviewed initials, months of the year, and days of the week. We also practiced subbing in pronouns for nouns.
History - Today's history lesson was on Washington state, hence the apple pie for dessert. We talked a bit more about Mount St. Helens and we learned about Washington's flag as well as other facts.