Thursday, September 2, 2010

Daily Journal 9/2/10

Boys went to Mass again this a.m. I am jealous. I want to go too. Have to get Becky on board with this!


  • was being quite the hypochondriac this a.m. so she curled up on the couch with a blanket and we did things there.
  • I read part of the story of Elijah and Elisha from Bible History. The story was long, the language antiquated, and Becky grumpy, so we kept it short.
  • Read a couple of paragraphs from Wild Animals I have Known. She is not taking to this book so we might stop after this first story (which is rather long). She narrated back.
  • I don't know why I am having Becky do all this narration. She narrated more Great Brain and Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane to me this a.m. Plus a chapter or two of Ellen Tebbits by Beverly Cleary.
  • Becky wanted to do Map Skills so we did a page that had you study a map and then answer T or F to statements on it.
  • We reviewed very briefly our Latin up until now and learned the word Agricola. She already knew it and proceeded to tell me a snippet from the Penderwicks where one of the girls is studying Latin but hadn't gotten any farther than agricola, agricolae.
  • Did a couple of problems in Saxon Lesson 2 orally and then did the mental math from Lesson 3.
  • Did day 3 of Week 8 WWE1.
  • Becky perked up a bit after an early lunch. She did some verbal puns with me she had seen on For instance she wrote the word school on the top of a piece of paper and I had to figure out it meant 'high school.' She did several of those. They were fun and she was learning to spell the words.
  • Becky decided to draw. I had to tell her 3 things to draw and she would - she drew a tea kettle on a stove, a picnic under a tree, and a bedroom.
  • For some reason it was Josh and Sean who worked on the Ferris Wheel scene from the 3rd Man today. Don't know what happened to the Gettysburg Address for Josh.
  • Josh worked on math all morning, completing lesson 83 and taking test 20 in Alg II.
  • Sean worked on making things for his friend's birthday using an online 'painting' program.
  • Will worked with Sean doing Saxon L. 3
  • Josh went to his math tutor 1:15 to 2:15.
  • Sean spent more time on garage band and then spent time somehow creating a 'trading card' as a gift for his friend on the laptop. Don't quite understand it but he kept asking me how to spell things.
  • Sean did some penmanship
  • Will and I talked to the Collegeplus coach and order books for the CLEP tests.
  • Becky watched a of tv in the afternoon
  • Josh goofed off until after dinner when he started on his Biology homework (which is proving to be quite challenging).
  • Read Becky Chapters 14 and 15 of Little Women.
  • Had Sean read 30 minutes of The Treasure Seekers

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