Sunday, April 22, 2018

Coming of Age (180 + 6 weeks)

R went to Parkour.

D, J and W rode the local trains.  W is babysitting and our goal is for him to be able to get to the job and back on the train independently.



All the kids attended their MAHC classes.  D made cupcakes with beet-colored frosting, to accommodate classmates with sensitivities to food coloring in her Tea Time with Beatrix Potter class:



We completed our first draft design for our MAHC t-shirt:



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

J went to ballet


and D went to circus.

W completed his Coming of Age program year.  He participated in leading the recognition worship service by lighting the chalice and speaking joys and sorrows for the congregation.  He also presented his Credo, or statement of belief.  The other kids attended the service to honor him!  Before hand we had some exploratory play in the woods.





W, R, and D worked with LOF.  D worked with Handwriting Without Tears and J worked with Explode the Code.

W read independently.  R practiced reading, completing his first full-length chapter book (he read part, we read part each day:
Swallows and Amazons (Swallows and Amazons, #1)Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome.  D mastered
Rub-a-Dub (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)Rub-a-Dub by Bobby Lynn Maslen and J mastered

Jig and Mag (Bob Books For Beginning Readers, Set 1)Jig and Mag by Bobby Lynn Maslen.  I read to the girls:

Letters Home From Our National Parks   Yosemite (Letters Home From Our National Parks)Letters Home From Our National Parks Yosemite by Lisa Halvorsen
Do They Scare You?: Creepy CreaturesDo They Scare You?: Creepy Creatures by Sneed B. Collard III


The Mummy Makers of EgyptThe Mummy Makers of Egypt by Tamara Bower


AnasaziAnasazi by Leonard Everett Fisher.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mutter (180 + 5 weeks)

R went to parkour.

All the kids went to their MAHC classes.  Here's R in his seasonal cooking class:


And D in her Beatrix Potter Tea Party class:


W attended Teen coop, where he began new classes, Evolution and Hiking:



He also played D and D several times.

D went to circus class, J went to ballet.

W went to the Mutter Museum:


All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W, R and D worked with LOF.  W read independently.  R practiced reading.  D mastered 
Ok, Kids (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)Ok, Kids by Bobby Lynn Maslen.  J mastered
Dot and the Dog (Bob Books For Beginning Readers, Set 1)Dot and the Dog by Bobby Lynn Maslen.

J worked with Explode the Code and D worked with Handwriting Without Tears.

I read to the girls:  Whose Eye Am I?Whose Eye Am I? by Shelley Rotner


Sunday, April 8, 2018

A quiet week (180 + 4 weeks)

W had a mother's helper job.

R went to Parkour.

D went to circus and J went to ballet.

We went for some hikes.

W played D and D.

All of the kids attended their religious education classes.

W, R and D worked with LOF.  W read independently.  R practiced reading.  D mastered Ok, Kids (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)Ok, Kids by Bobby Lynn Maslen.  J mastered

Dot and the Dog (Bob Books For Beginning Readers, Set 1)Dot and the Dog by Bobby Lynn Maslen.

I read to the girls:


A Piece of String Is a Wonderful Thing (Read and Wonder)A Piece of String Is a Wonderful Thing by Judy Hindley


Ballet Sisters: The Newest DancerBallet Sisters: The Newest Dancer by Jan Ormerod


Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for ChildrenMiss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children by Jan Pinborough


Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a NationBoycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation by Andrea Davis Pinkney


Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and PaintingsComets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Bonnets - and dresses (180 + 3 weeks)

R went to parkour - twice.  He is the ball of blur in the middle here:

D and J visited the dentist and received clean bills of health!  

D went to Circus class.

W played D and D.  He also built a table for hosting games in our basement:  




D and J requested home-made dresses for Easter to match hats given them by their grandmother.  D did some of the sewing on the easier seams:  



They also got to meet ducklings visiting next door:


W, R and D worked with LOF.  D worked with Handwriting Without Tears and J worked with Explode the Code, completing 
Get Set for the Code - Book BGet Set for the Code - Book B by Nancy Hall.

W read independently.  R practiced reading.  D mastered
Sox The Fox (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)Sox The Fox by Bobby Lynn Maslen and J mastered
Dot and Mit (Bob Books For Beginning Readers, Set 1)Dot and Mit by Bobby Lynn Maslen.

I read to the girls:

Dreamer from the Village: The Story of Marc ChagallDreamer from the Village: The Story of Marc Chagall by Michelle Markel


This Is My DollhouseThis Is My Dollhouse by Giselle Potter


Bright Path: Young Jim ThorpeBright Path: Young Jim Thorpe by Don Brown


Lucky DuckyLucky Ducky by Doreen Mulryan


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Flaming Chalices (180 + 2 weeks)

R attended his parkour class.

W tried out for a mothers' helper job.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes, and W attended his Teen classes.

D went to circus class, J went to ballet class, and W played D and D several times.



D and J attended a workshop on the religious symbol of the flaming chalice.





All the kids attended their religious education classes, including OWL for R.

W, R, and D worked with LOF.  R completed working with Life of Fred MineshaftLife of Fred Mineshaft by Stanley F. Schmidt.

D worked with Handwriting Without Tears and J worked with Explode the Code.

W read independently:
HatchetHatchet by Gary Paulsen

R practiced reading.  D mastered

The Big Hat (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)The Big Hat by Bobby Lynn Maslen

J mastered
Mac (Bob Books for Beginning Readers, Set 1)Mac by Bobby Lynn Maslen

I read to the girls:

17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore by Jenny Offill


Whoops!Whoops! by Suzi Moore