Monday, November 9, 2009

Home Education . . .

Opening: Read 3 Nephi 17-20, Article of Faith #10 song

Spelling: C9 just completed lesson 45 and C8 just completed lesson 8 in Word Lessons.

Reading: Both C9 and C8 have read through their readers to lessons 15. They finished Charlotte's Web and said that they did enjoy it. They said that since they had seen the movie that there were many things that were not surprising, so it got a little boring. They are now each reading "Star Wars" books that they got from the library.

Copy Work: They are continuing to copy the Articles of Faith with #5 last week. They do a good job at remembering the words, but need to be more vigilant at the spelling and punctuation. When they paid more attention to this, their dictation was much better.

Family Read: We were able to get Arabian Nights from the library and have been reading this together. I have, however, had to "edit" some of the stories because of some content I think is too old for them. Interesting that I got it from the children's section of the library.

Math: C9 started with double digit multiplication. It took her a few problems to understand the concept and when to multiply and when to add, but she picked up on it and will do one more worksheet just to solidify the method. C8 has been going over triple digit addition and subtraction. She has done a great job and we will start on multiplication soon.

I picked up a beginning math program for C4. I found it at a local store on clearance for $3! It is by DK and we are both excited to get started with it. I was going to make number and counting flash cards, but these are a little cheaper, so why not!

History: We finished reading about early explorers and will now move onto the colonies in our American History Stories.

Other: C9 is in charge of arranging activities for her Activity Day group for the month of November. She decided to do a service project, racking leaves, and a Manners "T" Party. She is very excited to plan and get all the details taken care of. I like that they get to do things like this. She should learn a lot about planning, preparation, and entertaining.

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