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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Homeschool Week, Day 2

In my last post, I gave no introduction as to why I was writing about my homeschooling day, so here it is.

Candy over at Keeping the Home has asked her readers to post what they are doing in school this week. So here I am again today, posting about our homeschool day.

Today was pretty much a repeat of yesterday. I have been sick so we have gone to a shortened version of homeschooling until I am completely well again.

Today's Homeschooling Day:

4th grader

  • Saxon Math 54, Lesson 127: In this lesson he learned about multiplying fractions, and the rest was review.
  • Handwriting: Keach's catechism and supporting Scripture: He has been working through Keach's catechism, writing the questions and answers, and following up with supporting scriptures for each question & answer. He writes this in cursive and usually writes a whole page worth without skipping lines.
  • Spelling: Just reviewing words for the upcoming test.
  • Reading/History: He is still reading about pyramids, a book called PYRAMID by David Macaulay.
2nd grader
  • Handwriting: He uses Donna Young's cursive handwriting exercises. Today he worked on his cursive M & N.
  • Reading: He is reading through Teaching Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. Today he did 2 lessons, Lessons 87 & 88.
  • Math: He completed 3 third grade worksheets, 2 on fractions and one on the multiplication table.
When we were finished with schooling, we cleaned the first floor. My oldest daughter unloaded the dishwasher. We cleaned all the floors which included the kitchen, living room, kid's living room and the bathroom. We sorted the laundry into baskets, and cleaned the downstairs vanity, sinks & toilet. We then vacuumed the carpeted floors--just the middles, and swept the bathroom & kitchen floors. This part of schooling is called life lessons. We learn to be clean and organized.

The children did so well today that they were rewarded with some free time, and my oldest daughter got to go somewhere by herself with dad.

Creamy potato soup is cooking on the stove and bread is baking in the oven. We will be having pumpkin streusel muffins for dessert. YUM!!!

NOTE: This is not a typical day, most days are chaotic and overwhelming. I also had help from the same friend (from church) that came over yesterday. She & her husband ate dinner with us last evening and will be eating with us again tonight. She has really been a tremendous help to me this week.

I am so glad she was here to help this morning, as I was once again plagued with a sinus headache and I had to crash on the couch for a couple hours this morning. If she would have not been here, we would have been behind on EVERYTHING!!!

God has been so good to me in these trying days of sickness. I am very thankful to my Heavenly Father and I give Him all the credit.


Have a wonderful rest of the day!


prayzgod said...

You need to really kick that sinus infection out of there. I had one once, that went on for months. Are you eat fresh garlic and honey each day, and have you upped your vit. C? These things really help. :-)

Tiany said...

I have enjoyed taking a peek into another homeschool day at your home :-) I will try to post one one day this week if I can :-)

Hope your doing well and feeling well also! Praying for you and baby!

Hugs & Blessings,

For a Season said...

What a beautiful poem about the baby kicks! Thanks for sharing a glimpse of your home school day. Hope your feeling better soon

Mercy said...

WOW! You did have a great day! What a blessing to have help. I know when I get down with something I have a difficult time allowing people to help me. Pride I guess. Don't know if I had more littles I may be more apt to take that help though. :-)

I LOVE it when the baby kicks. And, what a sweet poem. My husband said last night he is ready for another!! I've just left the whole thing in God's hands and gently mentioned scriptures. We'll see...