Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Grade 4, Week 8, Day 3 ~ What Motivation Can Do

Today we were expecting friends for a play date. When we woke up this morning I reminded the boys that they needed to complete their workboxes by 11, meaning that this wasn't the best day to wait until 10 to get started. T-Guy was finished before 10, J-Baby by 10:30. Sure, I decided not to do Draw Write Now because the lessons take a long time, but still, they were fast.

For our main lesson work in math we worked Roman numerals again. I've decided against having them do arithmetic problems with Roman numerals; there just isn't any real world need for that. Instead I am focusing on being able to read and write Roman numerals. Today they wrote the numbers 1 - 50 in Roman numerals and did it perfectly, so it is time to move on.

Workboxes today: journaling, math practice (addition and subtraction with regrouping), reading (Indian Legends), language arts practice (parts of speech), and the math main lesson. During the play date they built with Keva Planks and also played Wii Fit. After the play date they listened to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (the Jim Weiss version).

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