Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas!

Robin played a shepherd in our church's Nativity Pageant on Christmas Eve.

He exercised regularly.

Robin attended a bread communion worship service.

And experimented with the Scratch on-line programming platform.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Getting Ready for Christmas

Robin is very very very excited about Christmas coming.  He's done a little crafting of presents for family members, wrapped gifts, helped set up the Christmas tree and decorate it, etc.  We also celebrated already with my dad's family, and they gave him a remote control helicopter (fun, but conflict producing).  We also got to eat at a Chinese food restaurant, where Robin did not particularly expand his palate, but at least observed different foods!

Robin attended his classes at MAHC, including Magic Schoolbus, Model Airplanes, and Building Toys.  Here are some of the things he built:







He worked with Saxon Math 2.

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

I read to him:

Mother Goose and FriendsMother Goose and Friends by Ruth Sanderson

Animals TalkAnimals Talk by Emily Bolam

My Turn To Learn NumbersMy Turn To Learn Numbers by Natalie Marshall

ApeApe by Martin Jenkins

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss

The NativityThe Nativity by Julie Vivas

A Stranger at Green Knowe (Green Knowe, #4)A Stranger at Green Knowe by L.M. Boston

Robin watched a documentary on making things wilder.

Robin attended a worship service honoring Jesus, Moses, Muhammad, Buddha, and the Lady.

He also attended a holiday sing-along.


Monday, December 16, 2013

MORE Snow!

Robin went sledding more and more in more and more snow.  It was fun and quite exciting to have this much snow so early in the year!

He worked with Saxon Math 2.

I read to him:

Molly's PilgrimMolly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen

Treasure of Green Knowe (Green Knowe, #2)Treasure of Green Knowe by L.M. Boston

First Science Experiments: The Amazing Human BodyFirst Science Experiments: The Amazing Human Body by Shar Levine

The Rainbow FishThe Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

I Spy With My Little EyeI Spy With My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs

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

We went to the library.

Robin attended his Religious Education classes.

Monday, December 9, 2013

SNOW!

Robin went sledding and played in the snow!

Robin attended his MAHC classes: Magic Schoolbus, Model Airplanes, and Building Toys.

He played actively and exercised.

I read to Robin:

The Silly ChickenThe Silly Chicken by Idries Shah

A Cache of Jewels and Other Collective NounsA Cache of Jewels and Other Collective Nouns by Ruth Heller

Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad?Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? by Julie Middleton

Thanksgiving DayThanksgiving Day by Gail Gibbons

Young Thomas EdisonYoung Thomas Edison by Michael Dooling

Looking Closely across the Desert (Looking Closely)Looking Closely across the Desert by Frank Serafini

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

He also worked with Saxon Math 2.

Robin attended his Religious Education classes.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving

Robin attended the last sessions of his MAHC classes for the term: Toymaking and King of Random Experiments.

He worked with Saxon Math 2.

He wrote and drew in his journal.

Robin tried reading again this week.  His idea; he read a few pages of Snow (Beginner Books)Snow by Roy McKie
 insisting that I cover up the pictures.  Although we've read this in the past, it's not something we've read often.  Honestly, he didn't seem to have a very hard time, but he did get tired out quickly.  Then he asked me to write some sight words for him to read.  He was able to do them pretty well!

I read to him:

Kibitzers and FoolsKibitzers and Fools by Simms Taback

GarbageGarbage by Robert Maass

They're Off!: The Story of the Pony ExpressThey're Off!: The Story of the Pony Express by Cheryl Harness

Robin exercised.

We celebrated Thanksgiving with a feast at home, and Robin tried one bite of almost everything on the table - and ate lots of turkey and pumpkin pie.

Robin attended his religious education classes, which included a lighting of Hanukkah candles, live music, and meeting live Screech and Great Horned owls.