Religion - The kids are doing really well on their memorization this year. They might be better than me. I had them tell me what they learned this week for our religion today.
Math - Both kids did Xtramath while I did a reading lesson with Turtle. Every day now Turtle tells me to ask him if it's going to be a good day or a bad day. Today I asked him if it was going to be a good day or a good day. He thought that was pretty silly. After we finished our reading lesson and the kids finished Xtramath, we did our logs for My Tech High. Then Chicklette finished up her math from this week and we talked about what we would be doing next week while Racer did some more on Study Island. I was surprised he only got 70% on Estimating Solutions. He did really well on that subject last week in Singapore and he's got between 90-100% on his other concepts.
Science - Racer finished his Sir Isaac Newton biography and wrote one whole sentence about it! Yeah, that was sarcasm. Oh, well. He's got a few weeks to work on a biography paper and it had better be more than one whole sentence. Chicklette and I will get there.
Spelling - Yes, we actually did spelling today with both Racer and Chicklette. Racer sorted words that y in them into the different sounds of y and we practiced spelling words. He kept spelling destroy as "destoy." We had to really slow down and look at the word to capture that pesky r. Chicklette and I worked on words that followed the Floss Rule. What, you don't know the Floss Rule? Click on the All About Spelling button and get with the program. Basically it states that the letters f, l, and s are often doubled at the end of a one syllable word. She missed three so we'll keep working on them.
Latin - After lunch I pulled out our first Latin test and had Racer and Chicklette work together to do it while I put all the babies to bed. I debated having them do it separately, but I didn't need to know who knew what. I am quite aware of that. So I used it more as a review tool. They got everything right; they just had two misspellings. Turtle even got in on the action and answered a couple questions.
History - Babies were in bed so we moved on to History. I had been planning to read You Wouldn't Want to Be a Salem Witch with them, but I decided since it was out of historical order for us, Racer had already read it, and it was not very uplifting, that I would do that another time. We did our lesson for the last half of New Jersey, put up our animals, and read If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution. We also played a game of telephone to demonstrate how messages could get mixed up when they were being passed from town to town.
Grammar - For some reason, Chicklette didn't get assigned a grammar lesson today so I just did Racer's. In his grammar lesson we talked more about adjectives. We've also progressed to where he will not always have the sentence diagram drawn in for him. He'll really have to think now.
Writing with Ease - Chicklette's Writing with Ease was a narration/copywork segment today. I read her a passage from Mary Poppins and asked her some comprehension questions. Racer was nearby working on his cursive and answered a couple even though I was speaking very quietly so everyone could concentrate on their own work. Then I wrote down one thing that Chicklette remembered from the story and she copied that.
Ballet - Chicklette is loving ballet even though she does not like having her hair done for it. I wish I were better at doing her hair. She is excited to learn fifth position with her feet next week.
DH went grocery shopping for me today and got garlic and basil and peppers so I will be doing up spaghetti sauce tomorrow while he and Racer are at the Jamboral. It will be fun. I'll try and remember to take some pictures.