Sunday, August 28, 2016

Dance! (44/180)

J had her Parent Observation dance class this week on Monday!

We also had a rather traumatic time when we lost my dad's dog for several hours.  D had hold of the dog's collar right before she ran away, so she was beside herself with fear that the dog would get run over by a car and it would be her fault.  All's well that ends well, though.

W played Dungeons and Dragons three times again.

We went swimming (with friends!) and visited those friends' bunnies and chickens.

W helped reorganize all of our books, including some basic alphabetization and lots of categorization.  
R & D had their last circus classes of the summer.

All the kids attended their religious education classes (on dancing!) and sang at church.

W read independently and wrote some stuff for his D&D groups.  R wrote sentences AND VOLUNTARILY READ TO THE END OF A CHAPTER in this book:

This is a huge milestone for him - keeping reading just because he wanted to find out what happened next, and not because he was required to!  D kept working her way through the first box of Bob Books and J started using the Bob Books Alphabet books.

I read to them:
The Shelf ElfThe Shelf Elf by Jackie Mims Hopkins

It's Only StanleyIt's Only Stanley by Jon Agee

I Love You Because You're YouI Love You Because You're You by Liza Baker

Meet Mr. and Mrs. GreenMeet Mr. and Mrs. Green by Keith Baker

The Mushroom Center DisasterThe Mushroom Center Disaster by N.M. Bodecker

Backyard Pets: Activities for Exploring Wildlife Close to HomeBackyard Pets: Activities for Exploring Wildlife Close to Home by Carol A. Amato

I'm Not Reading!I'm Not Reading! by Jonathan Allen

W is making good progress on a) actually understanding and b) remembering how to calculate long division.  And he worked with LOF: Fractions.  R worked with LOF: Honey, and D with LOF: Apples.

R & D experimented with reflection, and did some mechanical engineering:

W is listening to a podcast about the Supreme Court (plus other various podcasts).

They watched science documentaries and W used Scratch.

D did lots of drawing and creating.

This week included six "days of instruction".

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