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long day, but in a good way

By Tara Zandra | August 23, 2010

To sum up the day- we worked on lessons.

Tabitha went straight to her California history notebook again. This time I did ask her to stop after an hour and a half so we cold get other things done as well. She then moved onto her “A Wrinkle in Time” lapbook and spent quite a long time on that. She was dealing with the definitions of such things as metaphor, hyperbole, simile, etc. Then she had to find a sentence in the book that was an example of the term. I was able to tell her what chapter to reread, but she was on her own from there. One of them she couldn’t find after reading a long time so I helped her by skimming the chapter since I knew exactly what sentence I was looking for. I kinda got sucked in and now I’ve decided to read the book too. It’s proving to be a quick and enjoyable read and then I’ll go back to the Percy Jackson books.

While Tabitha was doing projects, Daisy and I worked on her ladybug lapbook. Today’s minibook involved her making ladybugs out of her fingerprints. She thought it quite fun to press her finger on the red inkpad numerous times. When it didn’t 100% wash off though, she was a little miffed.

Both girls also did math and Tabitha did spelling, ancient history and violin as well. I didn’t realize until this evening that I forgot to have Daisy do a reading lesson. But on the way to dance she was reading a dinosaur book and read the words Diplodicus and Iquanadon, so I don’t feel so bad. The kid reads constantly and it does sometimes make me feel silly having her do reading lessons. But on the other hand, sometimes without context she has trouble with simple words because she doesn’t know the phonics rule. So the reading lessons continue.

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