Monday, November 25, 2013

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

I read to him:

A Hero For WondLa (WondLa, #2)A Hero For WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi

The Legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao Te ChingThe Legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching by Demi

Thanksgiving DayThanksgiving Day by Anne F. Rockwell

One Ballerina TwoOne Ballerina Two by Vivian French

Buzaak Chinie / The Porcelain Goat: A Traditional Afghan Folk TaleBuzaak Chinie / The Porcelain Goat: A Traditional Afghan Folk Tale by Asma Salehi

TugboatsTugboats by Robert Maass

Our Grandparents: A Global AlbumOur Grandparents: A Global Album by Maya Ajmera

Swallows and Amazons (Swallows and Amazons, #1)Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

Pecos Bill: A Tall TalePecos Bill: A Tall Tale by Steven Kellogg

Robin worked with Saxon Math 2.

He wrote and drew in his journal.

Robin worked with Explode the Code.

Robin exercised and went for walks.

He attended a candle dipping workshop at the Wissahickon Environmental Center.

Robin attended his Religious Education classes.

He watched a King of Random Experiments video and helped figure out what materials we needed to gather and buy to replicate the experiment in our MAHC class.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Natural History Museum

This week we took a brief trip to the DC area.  Robin went to the Natural History Museum at the Smithsonian.

He attended his classes at MAHC:  Toymaking and King of Random.

Robin worked with Explode the Code and wrote and drew in his journal.

He began the Castles and Cannons class in Minecraft Homeschool.

Robin worked with Saxon Math 2.

Robin walked and exercised.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Birthday Pie

We made banana cream pie for Matt's birthday, and Robin tried it - although he did not decide he liked it.

Robin worked with Explode the Code, and I read to him:

The Children of Green Knowe (Green Knowe, #1)The Children of Green Knowe by L.M. Boston

Over the Hills & Far AwayOver the Hills & Far Away by Chris Conover

Jet Plane: How It WorksJet Plane: How It Works by David Macaulay

I'm a Big SisterI'm a Big Sister by Joanna Cole

He attended his MAHC classes: Toymaking, King of Random Experiments, and decided not to continue in Money.

Robin went to the skate park, rode his bike, and exercised.  He also went ice skating!  Robin played in his last soccer game of the season, and played at Kids' Castle.

We visited with a family friend who introduced us to Battle Bots.

Robin went to the library.

He attended his religious education classes.

Robin worked with Saxon Math 2.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween!

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

He played Minecraft and worked with Saxon Math 2.

Robin observed healthcare infrastructure and and practices when we took his 4 year old sister to the emergency room to have her toe x-rayed (luckily, it was not broken.)  While there he was able to sign a girder which will be used in a new hospital building.

We made dry ice ice-cream as described in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epsr4c_oZoM.  Robin mixed it with root beer for further carbonation.

We discussed the holiday of Samhain and the roots of Halloween, and told stories about our ancestors.  Robin dressed up as a Ninja and went trick or treating, and created a pumpkin:



Robin went to a birthday party at a gymnastics studio and was able to try out a bunch of the equipment.

Robin attended his Religious Education classes.

And we read lots of books: