Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Parties

Robin attended two Halloween parties.  He is dressing as a Ninja, having tried and rejected an Enderman costume (from Minecraft).

Robin attended his classes at MAHC including Toymaking, King of Random Experiments, and Money.

Robin worked with Saxon Math 2.  He played Minecraft.

He worked with Explode the Code, and wrote and drew in his journal.  I am noticing that his ability to write letters when told their names is improving dramatically.

I read to him, including a blog by Paul Salopek and:

The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year TaleThe Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale by Ying Chang Compestine

The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet BookThe Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Pig and CrowPig and Crow by Kay Chorao

Robin played soccer, and watched his brother's game.  He also rode his bike.

He attended his religious education classes and heard the Fellowship band play.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Quidditch

On Saturday, we went to check out the Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill. The only thing we really got to see was a Quidditch match which Penn State won.  It was quite exciting for about 10 minutes while they were trying to get the Snitch.

Robin attended his classes at MAHC, including Open Game Studio, Maskmaking, and Cooperative Games.

He went to soccer practice and played in a soccer game.  He also walked, etc.

We went to a city park to observe the teen Physics class from MAHC build and operate giant catapults.  Robin was able to help as a runner for a good bit of the time.

I read to him:  An Annoying ABCAn Annoying ABC by Barbara Bottner

Princess K.I.M. and the Lie That GrewPrincess K.I.M. and the Lie That Grew by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Rain PlayRain Play by Cynthia Cotten

Listen to My Trumpet! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)Listen to My Trumpet! by Mo Willems

He worked with Explode the Code, and we went to the library.

Robin worked with Saxon Math 2 and played Minecraft.

We watched King of Random videos and some physics videos to answer questions about particle physics.

Robin attended his religious education classes, including music from our minister and a lesson on physical ability and disability.

Robin helped care for his baby sister, who burned her hand.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Franklin Institute!

We went to the Franklin Institute this week!  Robin enjoyed it a lot, although he would have preferred to have more time (and money to spend) in the gift shop.  Robin also went to a Hot Science class at a local library.  He helped review King of Random Experiments videos for our upcoming class at MAHC.  And attended two RE classes, both of which focused on trees and climate change - and Johnny Appleseed!

Robin attended his classes at MAHC: Open Game Studio, Mask Making, and Cooperative Games.

He went to soccer practice, but the game this week was cancelled due to the weather.  Instead, he went to a Capture the Flag game in Clark Park.

Robin worked with Saxon Math 2.

We read to him and he worked with Explode the Code.  He played a story card game with his sister.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Battle of Germantown

On Saturday, we attended a reenactment of the Battle of Germantown, which took place literally around the corner from our home.  Robin had a great time, much enhanced by the fact that he knew to bring money to buy souvenirs this time - he got a wooden rifle and knife.  He enjoyed the bangs, and seeing a cavalry horse up close.

Robin attended his classes at MAHC, including Open Game Studio, Mask-making, and Cooperative Games.

He went to soccer practice, and rode his bike.  He played in a soccer game.

He built with Legos, played Minecraft, and worked with Saxon Math 2.

I read to him and he worked with Explode the Code.  He wrote in his journal and drew in it, too.

He attended his RE class.