Monday, May 27, 2013

Franklin Institute

This week Robin continued working with Saxon Math 1.  And attended his Lego City class.

He read some Bob Books, and I read to him.

Including more about Paul Salopek's journey.  He learned about Memorial Day and participated in a service project making care packages for homeless veterans.

Robin attended his Art class, and his Foam Weapon Design class.

He went for bike rides and walks.

Robin went to the Franklin Institute Science Museum.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1.

He read independently, and I read to him.

Including a book featuring calypso music.  The publisher also created an animated short film depicting the musical instruments shown in the book, so we watched that.

And discussed the geographic location of the Caribbean islands where calypso music originated.  We also read more from Paul Salopek's travel log.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Robin attended his religious education classes today, learning about Mary, mother of Jesus, and about reincarnation.

He was quite excited to watch this live cam feed of a waterhole in Kenya:  http://thearkcam1.click2stream.com/ (thanks, uncle Zack!)  We observed elephants (including babies!), antelope (which Robin keeps mis-saying as 'cantelope'), and water buffalo.

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Robin played Seven Dragons, a sort of expanded domino type game.

We looked at this chart, and discussed more geography.

We did the first experiment (all about solutes, solvents, and rock candy) in Science Experiments You Can Eat.

Friday, May 17, 2013

 


Robin worked with Saxon Math 1.

He read a Bob Book, and I read to him.  Including an awesome book about plurals:  One Foot, Two Feet by Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas.

We also read about bullying, and went for a walk.

And read about how to say hello in a variety of languages.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Robin helped install a gas dryer, learning about tools, measurement, exhaust, etc.

We read an article about an experiment where researchers gave tiny shocks to people trying to learn math: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/05/16/184544875/a-small-shock-to-the-system-may-help-brain-with-math

And we went to the library.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1.

He read a Bob Book and I read to him.

Including a book about migrating birds.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Robin attended his MAHC classes:

Lego City
Art
Foam Weapon Design

Monday, May 13, 2013

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1.

He read a Bob Book and I read to him.

Including updates from Paul Salopek.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Robin attended his religious education classes, which focused on Jesus and Buddhism.

He attended the Dedication Ceremony of his sister Juniper.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1.

He read a Bob Book and I read to him.

Including updates from Paul Salopek.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Robin attended his MAHC classes:

Lego City
Art
Foam Weapon Design

Monday, May 6, 2013

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1.

He read a Bob Book and I read to him.

Including updates from Paul Salopek.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1.

He read a Bob Book and I read to him.

Including reading about birds and about the journey of Paul Salopek.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Happy 7th Birthday!

Robin turned 7 today!  Aside from a fun party "pizza, cake, ice cream, and lots of running around screaming like crazy people!" we read about some strange topics:

Cannibalism at Jamestown

which led to the Roanoke Colony.

Also the evolutionary importance of grandmothers.

And went to the library.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Ethiopia

Robin worked with Saxon Math 1 today.

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

Including some posts from http://outofedenwalk.nationalgeographic.com (the reporter who is walking from Ethiopia to Tierra del Fuego.)