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Friday, May 20, 2011

A busy review week

Wednesday-Friday, May 18-20, 2011
We spent these three days reviewing all of the math lessons we did from August to May. UGH! That’s a lot of formulas to keep straight in our heads.

In between reviewing I was preparing the church ministry boards for various ministries.  The ministry fair is this Sunday and I'm heading it up. 

We had another game tonight. Do I really have to tell you how it ended?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
It was another good school day

We did a devotion and then moved onto T4L. 

Our lessons in Time4Learning are now completed. We completed the last math and language arts lesson for the year. Now it's review, review, review.

The last math lesson that needed to be completed is now done. It was about writing algebraic expressions for word problems. Ugh! How frustrating. But were done now. JD scored a 100% on the quiz.

JD also finished up his last two language arts quizzes in T4L today. They were about comparing and contrasting stories and passages. He scored two 100%‘s.

So we went out after dinner tonight and bought some ice cream and fixings to have a Time4 Learning party.

Monday, May 16, 2011
A good day
It was a busy weekend.  Saturday we had the rescheduled Spring Fling.  That is the opening ceremony for baseball.  Then, Jeff had to go to the church to prepare a meal for the Daycare Appreciation meal.  Then, we had a baseball game.  We lost this one too.  (Sad I know.) 

Sunday was the AWANA end of year awards ceremony and Teacher Appreciation meal for all of my teachers.  Jonathan was awarded his two medal awards for finishing book two and three.  Jeff prepared the teacher appreciation meal too.  (Thanks Jeff, you're a real trooper.)

Our day was a bit mixed up today. We did science first. JD and I watched a live streaming of Space Shuttle Endeavour's last flight. Kids in school won't see it live, but JD will. It’s Endeavour’s last take off. It was cool until they showed the office in Houston. It was just a bunch of boring rocket scientists doing nothing but working on their computers. We just made up conversations for them because we couldn't hear any of their conversations.

We did our devotion and moved onto T4L. 

The math lesson today was frustrating. It was about combinations and permutations. A permutation is an arrangement of items in a particular order like: President and Vice President. If there are five people running for class president then this is a permutation. A combination is an arrangement of items in which the order is not important. An example would be winners of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in a race. And of course there are more formulas to memorize. And we also learned the new term “factoral” today. An example of a factorial is 9. You would take 9x8x7x6x5x4x3x2x1 and that would equal 362880. (Really? Because I’m going to use this when?)  JD scored a 90% on the quiz. 

We did the T4L today for language arts. It was about the Author's Purpose. It was Quiz two from yesterday. JD scored a solid 100%. Then JD did a interactive guided lesson on Inferencing. And he took the corresponding quiz and scored another 100%.

The last school related task of the day was reading his magazine for thirty minutes.

We had another game tonight.  You guessed it we lost.  I wished these boys would stop having attitudes about not pitching.  It sure makes for a long game with all the whining.  One boy was benched for this game because of disrepect.  This is an ongoing thing with this boy.  And it spreads like a disease through the entire team.