1. Monday was Family Day here in Canada so we basically took the day off. We had a cart ride with some horses, visited with neighbours over cookies, watched a movie in the community and had pizza for supper. :)
Math... the lad was brought to tears today by math. It was odd. If I asked him the question he could do it in his head. Explain it all to me and everything, but doing it on paper simply wasn't working for him today. So we did four questions verbally and said "done". It was beyond frustrating for him .. I can see the answer mom but every time I try to write it down it's WRONG and it's NOT MY FAULT!!!! Seeing as he could do it verbally I had to agree that it wasn't his fault it was just a brain glitchy day.
Grapevine studies. We've started a new review for Grapevine. Working through the New Testament. I have to admit, the lad was simply having fun with drawing the characters today...i would show you up close what he was drawing but he begged me not to,but this image passed his inspection. I don't mind silliness as long as the message is getting through.
The lad did his narration, copywork (starting a new study on Astronomy), and... Logic of English.
I have to admit, we aren't following the lessons very well with Logic of English. We just aren't, if we do my lad stresses out too much, so we use their materials in our own way. Today we were working on knowing if phonographs have two letters or one. He had fun! OH MY. So nice to see my lad having fun with phonographs. Our biggest battle is helping him figure out what things sound like... he gets that from me, its just the way it is. We often guess at how words sound and hubby is frequently correcting us both. :)
We also use the cards differently. I give him three cards per week to study, One of the cards always has a spelling list on the back and I'll randomly throughout the week ask him to spell words. Keeps him practicing without adding the stress of "I HAVE TO BE PERFECT" to his day.