Saturday, October 27, 2012

Costume party

Robin played soccer.

He also attended a costume party dressed as a ninja!

We began monitoring Hurricane Sandy and how it will impact our home and other places we go.

Friday, October 26, 2012


Robin worked with Saxon Math 1. 

Robin completed a word worksheet and we went to the library. I read to him.

Including a book about the workings of a Chinese restaurant, a book about time, and a book about Common Wombats.  His favorite was this one:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Head Injuries

Well, not Robin's head injury.  His sister hit her head and started vomitting so had to go to the emergency room.  Robin learned about care for a person with a head wound and emergency room procedures.

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1.

Robin did a word worksheet and I read to him.

Including a book about a runaway slave escaping on the Underground Railroad.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Robin attended the Mt. Airy Homeschool Co-op today. This is the second half of the semester, so he has different classes.

His first period is about puppetry.  He made two simple puppets today!

Robin's second class is about the Jungle.

And his third class is about ancient African civilizations. His art project for that class smells really good because it includes coffee beans!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Soccer Scrimmage

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1.

He did a word worksheet, and I read to him.

Including a book based on the song "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain".

And a book about bullying.  Robin attended his soccer practice and scored the only goal for his side in the scrimmage game at the end.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fire Safety

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1.

He did a word worksheet.

Robin helped with our grocery shopping. And observed his brother's soccer practice.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Field Trip

Robin attended his Brainteasers and Anatomy of Stuff classes at Mt. Airy Homeschool Coop today.

He also attended a field trip to Mill Creek Urban Farm with his Growing a Green Thumb class.

Robin rode his scooter.

Saturday, October 13, 2012


I read to Robin.

And he scored two goals in his soccer scrimmage game!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Harvest Festival

We went to a Harvest Festival at our congregation.  Robin enjoyed himself!

He worked with Saxon Math 1 today.

Robin did a word worksheet, and we went to the library. I read to him.

Including one about dinosaurs.

And one with silly words to common tunes.

Robin took a walk.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cabbage with Cheese Sauce

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1 and played more UNO.

He did a word worksheet, and I read to him.

Robin went for a walk. He also tried a new food (steamed cabbage with cheese sauce) although he did not like it.

And did some drawing.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Robin is the family champion of UNO.  He spent lots of time today playing it with his siblings and his grandmother who is visiting.  He also worked with Saxon Math 1.

Robin wrote the last batch of "a" words!

And went for a walk.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Building a Lamp

Robin attended the Mt. Airy Homeschool Coop today.

His classes were Brainteasers, The Anatomy of Stuff, and Growing a Green Thumb.

In The Anatomy of Stuff included making a lamp shade.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


I read to Robin.

Including a book about the sinking of the Titanic.  Robin also attended his Religious Education class and learned about the story of Noah.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Battle of Germantown

Today we had the opportunity to go to a reenactment of the Battle of Germantown!  Robin was able to be right up close as the Colonial and British troops 'fought' over Germantown Avenue and then Cliveden House, one block from our home.

Robin says, "I saw them shooting out of the house, and a lot of people got killed.  They fired cannons to open the gate!  I totally loved it!  The cannon was an old-fashioned kind of cannon and they all had muskets.  There were a lot fewer people on one side - that was the red side.  We wanted to get wooden muskets or daggers or slingshots or pirate swords but we couldn't get one because we didn't have enough money to buy one for ourselves.  "

The cannons were literally loud enough to make me jump involuntarily every time one went off. We also saw displays of period clothing, got close to some period weaponry, and listened to some musicians in period clothing playing period music on (presumably) period instruments.

Robin went for a walk.

Friday, October 5, 2012


Robin worked with Saxon Math 1 today.

He wrote his second batch of 'a' words, and went to the library.  Typically, Robin refuses to go pick out books unless I go and sit with him and tell him all the titles on one shelf - then he won't stop picking till we get to the end of the shelf, even if he's already got the number I specified he 'must' get.  I read to him.

Including a book about markets around the world.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Soccer Picture

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1 today.

We have reached the end of the multiple, repetetive "A" word worksheets I made for him, so I gave him one of the sets of "A" flashcards, picture side up, and asked him to write the words free hand.  He was able to do half of them with no difficulty, and the other half just needed a little help.  I read to him.

Including a book about Halloween.

And one about Pele, the great soccer player.  We got his soccer photos today (the digital ones anyway) - here he is!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Robin is beginning to be excited about Halloween!  He wants to be a mummy and fortunately we happen to have a bunch of old sheets I don't want anymore handy.  We read a book about Halloween.

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1. I read a magazine to him with a focus on numbers.

Robin did a word worksheet, and I read to him.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Experiments with Food

Robin attended his classes in puzzles, the anatomy of electronics, and plants at Mt. Airy Homeschool Co-op today.

And experimented with food.