Thursday, January 31, 2013


Robin worked on editing videos he made with our iPod, and uploading them to YouTube.

He rode his bike.

He helped make dinner.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Robin worked with Saxon Math 1.

Robin played a role playing game with friends. He read another Bob Book and I read to him.

Including a magazine about bones.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Robin attended his classes at Mt. Airy Homeschool Co-Op today:

Laugh-Along Silly Songs
Musical Theater

He walked.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Adding double dig

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1 - learning how to add double digit numbers without carrying.

I read to him.

Including a magazine about grasslands.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Robin played Dungeons & Dragons with his brother.

He made valentines for distribution to congregation members in his religious education class.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Out of Eden

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1. 

Part of the lesson was about sorting food items.  Instead of the suggestion to sort according to where things would be shelved in the grocery store, we sorted by food groups (our own: protein, carbohydrate, fruits/veggies, other, and combo).

Robin read a Bob Book, and I read to him.

Including this: - the first dispatch from the guy who is walking from Ethiopia to Tierra Del Fuego over the course of 7 years. 

Friday, January 25, 2013


Robin went skiing at Jack Frost Big Boulder! Skiing is an expensive hobby, but our homeschool co-op group put together a big enough group to go for about half the usual price.  Robin skiied all day, in very cold weather, and especially enjoyed the terrain park.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Robin worked with Saxon Math 1.

We went to the library.  Robin read one of the Bob Books, and I read to him.

Including a book about African traditions.

Robin exercised.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Capture the Flag in Sub-Freezing Weather

Robin attended his classes at MAHC:

Laugh-Along Silly Songs, Chess, and Show Tunes.

He walked and exercised.  And played two games of Capture the Flag in our very cold weather - his team won both times!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Day of Service

Robin participated in a Day of Service in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He packed breakfasts for a Meals on Wheels program, bundled plasticwear and napkins for a soup kitchen, wrote a note to the recipients, and helped clean classrooms.

He drew with the drawing app.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Robin attended his religious education classes, which included the history of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a discussion of the Bible.

He experimented with a drawing app.

And practiced some soccer moves.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Tallying by 5

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1 today.  He learned to write tally marks (and count by 5s).  We read a book about counting.

Robin read two more readers.  I read to him.

Including a biography.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Building with Legos

Robin spent a lot of time building with Legos, inspired by this book.

He took a bike ride.

And tried Beef Wellington for dinner.

We looked at a fascinating picture of sand magnified 250 times.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"Can I read that book instead of doing my word sheet?"

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1 today.

We went to the library.  While we were there I asked Robin if he was ready to try reading the very easy phonics readers we tried for a while last year (but which he was really frustrated with at the time.)  He said yes - and then he read three of them at the library and one when he got home.  He still wants to guess what the words are by looking at the pictures, but he is clearly much better able to figure out what the word is when I prompt him to read it instead.  Yay!  I read to him.

Including a book about Earth Day.

And one about African tribes.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rainbow Tag

Robin attended his MAHC classes today:

Laugh-Along Silly Songs

Chess Club


Youth-Led Musical Theatre.

And played active games such as Capture the Flag, Zombie Tag, and Rainbow Tag.  On Rainbow Tag: "everybody goes on one side of the tree stump and then there's one person who calls out a color and if you're wearing that color, you have to run to the other side of wherever you're playing.  Then if you get tagged by the caller, you're not a caller but you get to help tag the people who are running when the caller calls.  If you get to the other side of the field without getting tagged that means you made it but then they call another color and you run back the other way.  Once everybody is tagged you start over or stop playing."

Monday, January 14, 2013


Robin worked with Saxon Math 1 today for the first time in quite a while (a new baby and holidays will do that.) He created a simple bar graph.

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

Including a magazine about the Sun.

And a book about princesses in story and reality.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pizza (almost) from scratch

I read to Robin.

Including a science magazine, Ask.

We read online about this project: and signed up to get email notifications about it.

Robin made pizza (almost from scratch) for dinner.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Session at MAHC

Robin attended Mt. Airy Homeschool Co-op today. His classes this session are:

Sing-Along Silly Songs

Chess Club


Musical Theater

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Robin attended his religious education class today which focused on the figure of Jesus.

He worked on a 500 piece puzzle.

And exercised.