- The 13yo and dd did 3 pages of fractions (from Key to Fractions book 1) and dd attempted a fourth page--this is up 1/2 pages from last week (it was only taking them about 10 minutes to do last week!). This is in addition to their 40 (I think it's 40) math facts practice questions.
- The 13yo did spelling (although only half-heartedly) with dd, then he and I READ together. I don't think we read together all last week. He had bought himself a new Spiderwick book and was really wanting to enjoy the book but finding it difficult to read on his own for silent reading, so I asked him if he wanted that for our reading time together. He liked that idea. I still need to work on getting daily writing in.
- I had worked out on the weekend a kind of breakdown for the 16yo so she could get caught up. She was kind of giving up, just feeling very unmotivated and discouraged (I think in part because she knows she's behind) and spent over an hour working on social studies questions. I stepped in after lunch and had her rush through her math and chem. She probably doesn't know the stuff super well, but she needs frequent review anyhow, so it'll work out. The point being: she got everything on the list done today, which means that she's less behind than she was! Yay! :D
- dd explored the software Scrapbook Plus. I haven't even used it yet and she's trying out all kinds of things in preparation to give to my former student who will spend the day with us on Friday.
I had hoped to get dd and the 13yo started on a project but realized as I was talking to them that I had left the topics far too wide open (country, historical person or historical event) so I'll come up with a list with a touch of information (like Benjamin Franklin--scientist and President; Ste. Jeanne d'Arc--French girl from the 14oo's who became a soldier in the war against England; Leonardo da Vinci--etc.). I was so busy this weekend I have barely had the time to think and prepare stuff!!
Got to go get supper going!