Steve had 500 more marbles than Richard. He gave Richard 300 marbles. Who has more marbles now and by how many?
I was impressed by her simple thinking strategy: "pretend Steve has only 500 and Richard doesn't have any." I tend to complicate things and get upset by those unknown marbles, lol. I'll probably divide the kids up and have them work alone next week. There was too much of one person taking over the problem.
We had Homeschool Gymnastics on Monday.
We began Michigan History on Tuesday evenings. It has been a class I've wanted the kids to take for awhile now, but the opportunity hasn't been available for both of them to take it - until now. They learned about early Europeans coming into Canada/Michigan, the French establishing fur trades, Champlain, and Brule. Brule was a rather interesting character, lol. Both kids really like the class. They had a two page worksheet to complete on Wednesday. We're also supposed to make pine needle tea, but haven't yet - we'll try to do that before the next class.
On Thursday, we went to a McDonalds with a play area. We met friends there - 2 moms that share in teaching 2 co-op classes with me. The moms planned and crafted for our classes, while the kids played.
In math, she did lesson 121 Decimal Tenths, 122 Hundredths, 123 Thousandths, 124 Compare and Order Decimals, and 125 Rounding Decimals. She likes these lessons because it is quick and easy!. She completed 2 sections in AWANA this week. Her spelling lists were days 67 through 73, and got into some tricky words (command, commandments, demand, defend, offend - these were hard because some words doubled the m, f, while others did not). In History, she read chapter 21 (somehow skipped it the week before), and 23-26. She is not thrilled with history, this year. She did her Encyclopedia J-K, most of the week focusing on Jesus Christ and Jet Engine Propulsion. She was surprised that Jet Engine Propulsion had more pages than Jesus. She also practiced piano.
|Z's AWANA car, "Bible" with Philippians 2:3-4 printed on it|
|head on view of the Bible car|