Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday, May 31: 180 + 5 weeks

Robin attended his MAHC classes: Battle Re-Enactment, Improv, and Board Games. He worked with Handwriting Without Tears, Explode the Code, and Life of Fred. He read a Bob Book and I read to him: ColumbusColumbus by Demi


Mr. Tall And Mr. SmallMr. Tall And Mr. Small by Barbara Brenner


Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People WritingSequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing by James Rumford


Robin exercised and went swimming!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday, May 24: 180 + 4 weeks

Robin attended his classes at MAHC: Battle Re-Enactment, Improv, and Board Games. He worked with Life of Fred, Kahn Academy Math, Handwriting Without Tears, and Explode the Code. Robin read a Bob Book, and I read to him: Kitchen DanceKitchen Dance by Maurie J. Manning


MossyMossy by Jan Brett


The Carrot SeedThe Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss


He visited the Franklin Institute and saw the IMAX movie Great White Shark. Robin exercised, and went to the pool for the first time this year. He attended his religious education class, which focused on helping homeless veterans through a story and hands-on making of care packages.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17: 180 + 3 weeks

Robin attended his classes at MAHC: Battle Re-enactment, Improv, and Board Games. Here's a picture of him in action during the "Battle of San Jacinto."
Robin played a lot of Minecraft. I read to him: A Honey of a DayA Honey of a Day by Janet Perry Marshall


I Have the Right to Be a ChildI Have the Right to Be a Child by Alain Serres


Robin exercised. He attended his religious education class, which focused on the Golden Rule.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday, May 10: 180 + 2 weeks

Robin attended his MAHC classes: Battle Re-Enactment, Improv, and Board Games. He worked with Kahn Academy math, Life of Fred, Explode the Code, Handwriting Without Tears, and read Bob Books. I read to him: LadyBug, Ask, and Muse Magazines Why Do I Have to Make My Bed?Why Do I Have to Make My Bed? by Wade Bradford


I Am So Brave!I Am So Brave! by Stephen Krensky


Bear PlayBear Play by Miela Ford


The Bear's BicycleThe Bear's Bicycle by Emilie W. McLeod


Fancy Nancy and the Posh PuppyFancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy by Jane O'Connor


Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of Brave Bessie ColemanNobody Owns the Sky: The Story of Brave Bessie Coleman by Reeve Lindbergh


Robin attended his religious education classes, which focused on finding ways to give love and connection with the natural world through fishing! He walked and exercised and hiked and rock climbed. Robin also saw his doctor for his annual physical and is at the 50% for height and the 75% for weight, and in good health!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday, May 3: 180 + 1 week!

We have completed 180 days of instruction logged as we are required to do by law in Pennsylvania. From here on out, I'll blog weekly about what we've done. Robin attended his MAHC classes, including Scratch Programming, Improv, and Wave Mechanics. He began working with Kahn Academy classes on-line, specifically 3rd grade math. He experimented with using Cuisinaire rods to better understand multiplication:
He continued working with Handwriting Without Tears, Explode the Code, and reading Bob Books. I read to him: The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James AudubonThe Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon by Jacqueline Davies


Whose Knees are These?Whose Knees are These? by Jabari Asim


Gingerbread FriendsGingerbread Friends by Jan Brett


A Leaf Can Be...A Leaf Can Be... by Laura Purdie Salas


Hug You, Kiss You, Love YouHug You, Kiss You, Love You by Joyce Wan


Robin exercised, including by visiting a trampoline park and a rock climbing gym.
Robin experimented with making microwave popcorn, finding out that it is in fact possible to burn it!
Robin attended his great-grandmother's memorial service, and his religious education classes, which focused on putting love into action and experiencing the web of life by fishing.