We whipped through school today. We're trying in some subjects to fit five days work into four. My history plan is a little dependent on staying within the right weeks. I could probably tinker with it, but I don't really want to. Besides trying to get a lot of work done today, we also had our regular library day, some wash to do and a Lego club for Racer. I also inherited a windfall of pears that we need to can or preserve in the next few days. Look for a post on my homemaking to see what I've decided to do with those.
Religion: We started coloring a page about the First Vision and Racer and Chicklette will copy the first verse of "Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning" on it. They also copied part of Joseph Smith History 1:16-17 on another page. I know we will have to use Friday as a catch-up day for this subject. Chicklette still hasn't finished her pictures for the booklet and I know she still has some copying to do.
Math - We raced on to math and I only gave the kids half an hour instead of a whole hour so they finished the last couple problems after dinner. Racer was working on common factors. He did pretty good, only missing two. We also went over Rules of Divisibility and if we don't have anything to catch up on on Friday, I will have him copy out my old Rules of Divisibility chart so he can remember them. They come in really handy. Chicklette is solidifying her understanding of subtraction by doing fact family equations. They both did their Xtramath today as well.
Science - Our science experiment today was four science experiments and knowing the time constraints that we were under, I chose to just talk about them instead of doing each one. We investigated the interesting properties of water when it freezes, cools, and boils. When water freezes, it takes up more space and is less dense than liquid water. When water boils, it expands and when it cools, it will condense and take up less space. I figured the kids would already have some experience with some of these concepts so I didn't feel it was too important to see it today. I'll keep an eye on their understanding of this concept though.
Then it was off to the library, to the post office, and to the Rec center to register for Racer's Lego Club. By the time we got home it was time for history. So while the kids ate lunch, I read part of Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?
Latin - We watched our Latin lesson on video. Racer remembered most of the things that the teacher was reviewing. They just barely introduced us to the concept that first-person present tense verbs end in -o. Navigo, porto, oro, laboro.
Writing with Ease - We finished our day with Writing with Ease. Chicklette's writing was copywork. She was able to do it in cursive and identify capital letters and ending punctuation. Racer's Writing with Ease assignment was narration. He had some trouble remembering the details he was supposed to remember for the review questions, but his narration was better than usual.