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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Homeschool Log Tuesday March 9, 2010

Austin and Amanda
We read another chapter of The Shack this afternoon. We are almost finished reading this book. The kids haven't said a lot about it but now and then I hear a comment that lets me know they are thinking through what we are reading.

We also read Hosea 1-8.

Austin read half of a chapter from Apostle to Inland China: The Story of J.Hudson Taylor. Then he came and asked if he could take a break from  reading because his eyes were hurting. They were red and watery so I told him he could just stop for today and read the other half tomorrow.

He listened to part of Atlantis Found by Clive Cussler. He's listened to this audio book before but is enjoying hearing it again.

He also listened to chapters 8-11 of Peeps In Many Lands: Ancient Egypt by James Baikie on the the online site My Audio School.

He went to Gamequarium and watched a Language Arts video and a Math video.

His friend Tristan (11) was here all day and Zac (10) as here for about half an hour this afternoon. They spent most of their free time playing computer games. They would have liked to outside since it was so nice but Tristan had a bike wreck over the weekend and was sore and bandaged up, so they had to stay inside.

This afternoon we played several hands of UNO as well as Rhyming Go Fish.

He did his chores and he helped with the younger children. Austin does a great job entertaining and helping with the younger children. We have one child especially, who is a year old, who begins calling Austin's name the minute he comes in the door. It's so sweet. And it's great to see Austin learn to relate to and understand the children and hep them when they need something.

And speaking of helping, this evening he helped Doug install our new baby gate. And did a great job of that as well.

Amanda read another chapter from The Cross and the Switchblade.

She also went to Gamequarium and watched a Language Arts video and a math video.

This afternoon her activity of choice with me was to play UNO.

I had her start working on a display for the playroom today. I gave her the perler beads and told her she could decide what kind of scene or display she wants to make. We have two walls in the playroom that are very bare and I knew she would have fun livening them up. She started out today by making a cat. no surprise there. It will be interesting to see what she does with this project.

Doing her chores, taking care of her pets and helping with the younger children rounded out her day, as well as some computer games.

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