Religion - We practiced our songs and did our memorization. We talked about how we could prepare for General Conference both individually and as a family. We had a nice discussion during the day and that night, we got to show DH what we decided to do. Turtle was pretty funny. He said, to prepare for General Conference, we should put away the Superhero books so we don't get distracted. We should not eat too many snacks so we don't get sick. We need to make sure we go to the bathroom before conference starts and be ready to sit and listen. They do make sense, but it was pretty funny to sit there and listen to him seriously telling me what we should do to be ready for conference.
Math - Turtle is continuing his Funnix Math and is doing a great job with it. Racer is learning how to divide with decimals. He is going up to two decimal places now. Chicklette is practicing her fives division. She finds the fives to be simpler than the other numbers so far.
Physics - Magnets! We got to play with magnets today. We experimented with finding things around the house that are magnetic. I knew the kids would enjoy this activity and they did.
Spelling - Chicklette had a lesson on vowel-consonant-e words and we reviewed the syllable rules we've learned so far. Racer studied words spelled with oe. Turtle reviewed his phonogram cards and passed off two more sounds. Let's hope Chicklette finally figures out how to spell skin correctly this week.
Grammar - Racer worked on his poem "The Height of the Ridiculous". It's a funny little poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes. We also compared prepositions and adverbs. A word only functions as a preposition if it is part of a prepositional phrase, otherwise it is an adverb that tells when, how, or where. Chicklette reviewed the titles of respect and I quizzed her on their spelling and abbreviations. She didn't do as well as I think she should so we will review them again tomorrow.
History - We finished up our last state today - Wyoming. For the next week or so we will do some review and go over the whole of the United States. I haven't picked up the DVD we were supposed to watch yet, so we will watch it tomorrow when we get it from the library.
Daily 6-trait Writing - We are still studying organization, but today we introduced the topic of different ways to organize your paragraph. We also talked about signal words.