Tuesday, November 01, 2005

11/1 tuesday

Because the Table Talk Bible study is going so well, we're just going to do the entire reading each day, with the "for further reading' verses too. If we skip a day, we can make up on the weekend as there are no readings on Sat and Sun.

Also read Acts 8


J did 2 lessons of Maps Charts Graphs. There were a couple of questions that were written a bit ambiguously - good for him to see the need for precise writing. Also he misinterpreted a couple of map symbols causing him to answer incorrectly. This was good for him to see too.

Math Detective - J did all reading and most of the questions, except the operations. But he was able to quickly, seemingly without much thought, answer the question: How many children attended the play? (We knew there were 150 seats and 40 adults.) This is not a difficult problem but I was amazed at how quickly he answered it considering his troubles with basic math facts.

Read SOTW, chapters 29 and 30, about medieval Africa and India, and some Indian folktales from the Foolish Men of Agra by Rina Sigh. James read The Eggplant (very short and lots of trouble reading). I am not spending a lot of time on these areas as we will pick up some about them later and I want to spend more time on the Americas which are coming up. I am not too worried about the kids having a general idea of African and Indian cultures.

Spelling test #17. James spelled the w/sh/could family for the first time!

James worked on chain mail a lot today.

Starting an early reader version of Anne of Green Gables today. E read about 1/2 of the first chapter and ran out of steam. J, who had expressed extreme disinterest in the story, wanted her to continue and when she wouldn't, he read the rest of chapter 1. So they will share the reading in this book. After they finish, I'll read the 'real' version.

RA: 5 Children and It, completed.

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