Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday, August 31: 28/180

Robin attended his religious education class, which focused on mind games and puzzles. He discovered sodoku! He also had another chance to play creatively in Minecraft. Robin exercised. He helped his brother bake a chocolate cake from scratch.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday, August 29: 27/180

Robin spent hours and hours playing cooperative exploration and building aspects of Minecraft with friends today. Much of his Minecraft time is spent playing "mini-games" which is not terribly educational - but this play on local networks/privately set up servers with friends he knows is much more creative and demanding of logical thought. He exercised.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday, August 28: 26/180

Robin worked with Saxon Math 3. He worked with Handwriting Without Tears, Explode the Code, and read a Bob Book. I read to him: Who Has What?: All About Girls' Bodies and Boys' BodiesWho Has What?: All About Girls' Bodies and Boys' Bodies by Robie H. Harris
Robin exercised.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday, August 26: 25/180

Robin worked with Saxon Math 3. He also worked with Handwriting Without Tears, read a Bob Book, and worked with Explode the Code. I read to him. Robin exercised.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24: 24/180

Robin attended his religious education class, which focused on the values found in the game of Twister. Robin exercised. We made a variety of fly traps out of plastic bottles and various flavored waters as a science experiment. So far, none have caught anything.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday, August 21: 23/180

I read to Robin: I Once Was a Monkey: Stories Buddha ToldI Once Was a Monkey: Stories Buddha Told by Jeanne M. Lee
And he attended a friend's Minecraft party! Fun! Robin exercised.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday, August 20: 22/180

Robin worked with Saxon Math 3. He also worked with the Bob Books, Explode the Code, and Handwriting Without Tears. I read to him: The Snow LeopardThe Snow Leopard by Jackie Morris
Robin went for a bike ride and worked on a neighbor's improvised zip-line.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday, August 19: 21/180

Robin worked with Saxon Math 3. He also worked with Handwriting Without Tears, Explode the Code, and read a Bob Book. I read to him: The Autumn Equinox: Celebrating the HarvestThe Autumn Equinox: Celebrating the Harvest by Ellen Jackson
Robin exercised.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday, August 15: 20/180

Robin worked with Saxon Math 3. He also worked with Handwriting Without Tears, Explode the Code,and read a Bob Book. I read to him: Erandi's BraidsErandi's Braids by Antonio Hernandez Madrigal
Robin learned about appropriate diets when experiencing a stomach virus.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thursday, August 14: 19/180

Robin worked with Saxon Math 3. He also worked with Handwriting Without Tears, Teach Your Child to Read, and read a Bob Book. I read to him: A Port Through TimeA Port Through Time by Anne Millard
A Picture Book of Harriet TubmanA Picture Book of Harriet Tubman by David A. Adler
Robin exercised.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday, August 13: 18/180

Robin enjoyed sharing song lyrics (some parodies, some other) with visiting friends. Robin helped select healthy food at the grocery store, and exercised.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday, August 10: 17/180

Robin attended his religious education class, which focused on the history and values of the game of Mancala. He played Minecraft with friends. And exercised.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday, August 8: 16/180

Robin worked with Saxon Math 3. I read to him, and he worked with Handwriting Without Tears, Teach Your Child to Read, and read a Bob Book. Robin went for a walk in the woods. We identified a strange insect (wooly aphids) and a berry-bearing plant (partridgeberries.)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thursday, August 7: 15/180

Robin worked with Saxon Math 3. I read to him: A GlassA Glass by Etienne Delessert
And he worked with Handwriting Without Tears, read a Bob Book, and worked with Explode the Code. Robin exercised.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday, August 6: 14/180

Robin worked with Saxon Math 3. I read to him: No Foal YetNo Foal Yet by Jessie Haas
Art From Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine HunterArt From Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead
Leo the Snow LeopardLeo the Snow Leopard by Craig Hatkoff
And he read Bob Books to me, worked with Explode the Code, and Handwriting Without Tears. We were able to attend a performance of Love's Labor Lost!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday, August 3: 13/180

Robin attended his religious education class on the values in games. I read to him: If I Could: A Mother's PromiseIf I Could: A Mother's Promise by Susan Milord
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)Graceling by Kristin Cashore
He jumped rope and exercised.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday, August 1: 12/180

Robin worked with Saxon Math 3. He read a Bob Book to me (getting smoother!) and I read to him: Perfect SquarePerfect Square by Michael Hall
The Unicorn and the LakeThe Unicorn and the Lake by Marianna Mayer
Jenny Found a PennyJenny Found a Penny by Trudy Harris
And we went to see Shakespeare in Clark Park's production of Henry IV! Unfortunately, it was a rainy day and so they moved the performance indoors. It was still a great experience, but it was pretty hard to hear what the actors were saying in the cavernous ice-skating rink they used.