Sunday, February 18, 2018

Potlucks (165/180)

W participated in his online class on fantasy creature creation.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.

W participated in his Teen coop classes.  D attended her circus class.

R did some baking.  Somehow his cookies got a bit overdone and melted together resulting in the "biggest cookie ever!"



We had two potlucks this week!  One was at church (no pictures) and one was at MAHC.  That one had a Lunar New Year theme.  The kids were able to make potstickers, do crafts, and play some really raucous games:







R, D and J attended their religious education classes.

W played D and D.

W, R, and D worked with LOF.  J worked with Explode the Code.  W finished reading 

Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)Ready Player One by Ernest Cline



R read independently.  D mastered reading 

The Vet (Bob Books For Beginning Readers, Set 1)The Vet by Bobby Lynn Maslen, completing the whole Box 1!






I read to the girls:

Angels, Angels, AngelsAngels, Angels, Angels by Andy Warhol


NoodleNoodle by Munro Leaf

This week included 6 days of instruction.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Ski Trip! (159/180)

We went to the library (for the first time in a long time.)

W began an online course on creating fantasy creature characters.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.

D attended her circus class.

W, R, and D went skiing!  J hung out and played.





W played D and D.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.

R and D worked with LOF.  W and R read independently and D practiced reading.  J worked with Explode the Code.

I read to the girls:


Tinker and Tom and the Star BabyTinker and Tom and the Star Baby by David McPhail


Princesses Are Not PerfectPrincesses Are Not Perfect by Kate Lum


Petal and Poppy and the Mystery ValentinePetal and Poppy and the Mystery Valentine by Lisa Clough


Pinkerton, Behave!Pinkerton, Behave! by Steven Kellogg


Happy Valentine's Day, Miss Hildy! (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3)Happy Valentine's Day, Miss Hildy! by Lois G. Grambling


A Crow of His OwnA Crow of His Own by Megan Dowd Lambert


Little Melba and Her Big TromboneLittle Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown

This week included 6 days of instruction.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sundresses begun (153/180)

All the kids attended their MAHC classes:



W attended his Teen Program classes and played D and D.  D attended her Circus class.

D and J started working (with me) on making sundresses using a simple pattern.  They ironed, I pinned and cut out.


J went swimming!

Having cleaned out our basement, some fun things were found, like jump ropes.  D invented a yoga pose using one:

  

R, D, and J attended their religious education classes.

W, R and D worked with LOF.  R finished 

Life of Fred LiverLife of Fred Liver by Stanley F. Schmidt
 and W finished

Life of Fred: Pre-Algebra 0 with PhysicsLife of Fred: Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics by Stanley F. Schmidt.

W read independently.  R read independently, finishing The Island of AdventureThe Island of Adventure by Enid Blyton

We actually read this together: A parent read for 10 minutes each day, and R read for 10 minutes each day as well.  He is reading fluently, but very slowly.  Practice will bring improvements in speed!

J worked with Explode the Code and D practiced reading, mastering Lad And The Fat Cat (Bob Books For Beginning Readers, Set 1)
Lad And The Fat Cat by Bobby Lynn Maslen

I read to the girls:  Dance at Grandpa'sDance at Grandpa's by Laura Ingalls Wilder


The Emperor's New ClothesThe Emperor's New Clothes by Ruth Belov Gross

This week included 5 days of instruction.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Thumbnails (148/180)

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.  Here are the boys playing Capture the Flag in the mud and rain:


And D working with clay:


She also got creative with puns this week:


(She gave herself a thumbnail.  Get it?)

W attended Teen Program and played D and D several times.

D attended Aerials circus class.

R and D obtained some currency and sorted through it for interesting finds:



D and W did some baking:



All the kids attended their religious education classes (J learned the story of Noah's Ark):


W, R and D worked with LOF.  J worked with Explode the Code.  W and R read independently.  D practiced reading.

I read to the girls:



LouieLouie by Ezra Jack Keats


Outside Over ThereOutside Over There by Maurice Sendak


That's Not My MonsterThat's Not My Monster by Fiona Watt


Blue Hat, Green Hat (Boynton Board Books)Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton


Penny and Her MarblePenny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes


The Legend of the Indian PaintbrushThe Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola

This week included 5 days of instruction.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Terracotta Warriors (143/180)

All the kids attended their MAHC classes:

R in Capture the Flag (indoor games version)

D in winter crafts

R in lego minifig customization.

W attended Teen Program and played D and D.

D attended an Aerials class.

We went to the Terracotta Warriors exhibit at the Franklin Institute, saw a film about the Galapagos Islands, rode the Sky Bike and visited various exhibits:









We attended a birthday party which included a good walk and active time on a playground:



All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W, R and D worked with LOF. 

W read independently: 

The HolyThe Holy by Daniel Quinn

R read independently.  D practiced reading.  J worked with Explode the Code.  I read to the girls.

This week included 5 days of instruction.