Friday, November 30, 2012

Music

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1 today.

He did a typing game on-line, and a word worksheet. We went to the library.  I read to Robin.

Including a book about the history of music.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Experimenting with instruments

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1 today.

He did a word worksheet and was able to read all 6 words ("i" words) independently. I read to Robin.

Including a book about the body and one about a runaway slave.

Robin rode his bike.

He experimented with a variety of instruments my midwife had sitting out in her living room.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hieroglyphs

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1 today, learning about subtracting 0 and subtraction problems resulting in 0.

He did a word worksheet.  I read to Robin.

Including a 'newsletter' about ancient Nubian and Egyptian civilizations.  It had a small section on hieroglyphs and Robin got out a photo album from my travels to Egypt as a young teen and tried to decipher some of the hieroglyphs on temple structures in them.  We couldn't get much beyond NIC or KIN, depending on direction, but it was fun!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Puppet Show

Today was the final day of the fall session at Mt. Airy Homeschool Coop.  Robin presented a puppet show based on Humpty Dumpty to an audience of classmates, siblings, and parents.

He also attended final classes in his Jungle and Ancient African Civilizations groups.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1 today.

He did a word worksheet.  I read to him.

Including a book about how your heart works.

Robin took a bike ride.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monster Mash

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1 today.  It's been a while since we sat down to this and he demonstrated some good latent learning.

Robin did a word worksheet, succesfully sounding out three 'i' words by himself, and I read to him.

Including a book based on the song "Monster Mash", which I'm sure he'd heard before but didn't remember - so we watched a YouTube video with the song on it, just for fun.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Humpty Dumpty

Robin attended Mt. Airy Homeschool Co-Op today.

He is preparing a puppet show based on the story of Humpty Dumpty in his puppetry class.

According to his teacher, he is a 'delight' in his Jungle class, because he 'knows so much'.

And he is working on a paper mache mask in his Ancient African Civilizations class.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Solar power kit

Robin attended his Religious Education class today, which focused on the story of Daniel in the lion's den.

We read a book about the Titanic.

And he experimented with a solar power kit.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Play Date

Robin had a play date at a park with one of the kids from his soccer team and had a great time.

I read to him.

Including a book about the Titanic.

And one about the seasons.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Puppetry

Robin attended his Mt. Airy Homeschool Co-Op classes in puppetry, the jungle and Ancient African Civilizations.  He is particularly enjoying the puppetry class and is apparently developing a short show with a classmate that is a retelling of Humpty Dumpty.

I also read to him.

Including a book indirectly referencing the solar system.

And a book about Johnny Appleseed and the Butter Battle Book which prompted a conversation about the Cold War.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Saturday

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1.

He did a word worksheet.

And watched his brother's last soccer game of the year.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Election Results

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1.

And did a word worksheet.

We discussed the results of the election!  Robin was excited by President Obama's re-election.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day!

Robin attended his Mt. Airy Homeschool Co-Op classes in puppetry, the jungle, and ancient civilizations of Africa.

He went to the polls with me to observe democracy in action - and was allowed to help me cast my vote!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The final soccer practice

Robin worked with Saxon Math 3.

He did a word worksheet. 

Robin played in his last soccer scrimmage of the season and his team won 4 - 3.  He scored several goals!

Friday, November 2, 2012

"I know them all!"

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1.

He did a word worksheet.  "E" words seem to be easier for him - he's looking at them and saying 'I know them all [how to sound out all the letters in each word]' in a disappointed tone because he likes having me tell him one of the sounds from each word.  I'm trying to persuade him that this is actually a GOOD thing!  I read to him.

Including a book about the legend of Androcles and the Lion.

Robin went for a bike ride.