Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Full Schedule (70/180)

This was our first week with all scheduled activities and no major disruptions.

D and J took ballet classes, and R took his parkour class:





All the kids attended their MAHC classes, and W attended his Teen Program classes (science and English).

R, D, and W all had soccer practices and games.

W played D&D twice.

R, D & J attended their religious education classes and all the kids sung in church:





W read independently.

So did R!


Shoo, Fly Guy! (Fly Guy, #3)Shoo, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold


Buzz Boy And Fly Guy (Fly Guy, #9)Buzz Boy And Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold


Tickle, TickleTickle, Tickle by Helen Oxenbury

I read to them:



McElligot's PoolMcElligot's Pool by Dr. Seuss


Not a Buzz to Be Found: Insects in WinterNot a Buzz to Be Found: Insects in Winter by Linda Glaser


I Want My Hat BackI Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen


Open This Little BookOpen This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier


Sam and the Tigers: A New Telling of Little Black SamboSam and the Tigers: A New Telling of Little Black Sambo by Julius Lester.

Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers


W, R &  D worked with their LOF books.

D read some Bob Books.

They watched documentaries and listened to podcasts and newscasts.

R & D baked an apple pie:




And we went to the library and found this sidewalk art mural project to observe (also good, cheap water ice):







This week included 7 'days of instruction'.




Sunday, September 18, 2016

Parkour! (63/180)

Robin started his Parkour class at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.  No picture, because I was at a birth and did not attend.

All the kids attended their first day of classes at MAHC.  W is taking 1000 Blank White Cards, 90 Second Newbery, and Scratch Programming.  R is taking Juggling, Robotics, and Hula Hooping.  D is taking Me on the Map, Art, and Constellation Celebration.  J is in the Nursery class.

W, R, and D had soccer practice and soccer games (lose, tie due to ref error, and lose.)

W played D&D twice and R played once.

W began in the Teen Program at MAHC with a science class.

All of the kids participated in worship, singing, hearing music and sacred words.

We were lucky enough to go for a visit with the kids' great-grandparents and their great-uncle.  They like experimenting with physics in the elevator:



D and J played a very elaborate game in which they made various potions for various purposes and set up shop:





W read independently: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams


R read independently to his siblings: I Say, You Say Animal Sounds!I Say, You Say Animal Sounds! by Tad Carpenter


I read to them: Katy's Gift: An Amish StoryKaty's Gift: An Amish Story by Keith Bowen


The Lost-and-Found ToothThe Lost-and-Found Tooth by Louise Borden


W, R, and D continued with their LOF books.

They watched documentaries and listened to podcasts.

They exercised.

This week included 7 days of instruction. (Look at  us, zooming past 1/3 of the required days by mid-September!)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Robin Can Read! (56/180)

We went swimming, one last time. 

We went to the Social at MAHC to start up our year with them!

 We went to the library (and got to observe line-painting in the parking lot, and a lot of animals at the pet store):


W and I went back to the library later in the week and got to look for things in a bit more depth than is usually possible with little kids in tow.  We also took the bus, as taking public transit seems like a good skill for W to learn at this point.


He played D&D twice. 

W, R & D all started soccer!  W is on Portugal and R & D are both on (different) Brazil teams.

All the kids participated in their Religious Education class, on yarn crafts.

W read independently, and worked on writing that is D&D related.  Very excitingly, R also read independently:  

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy (Fly Guy, #4)There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold


Super Fly Guy (Fly Guy, #2)Super Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold


Fly High, Fly Guy! (Fly Guy, #5)Fly High, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold


Ride, Fly Guy, Ride! (Fly Guy, #11)Ride, Fly Guy, Ride! by Tedd Arnold


Tom and Pippo Read a Story (Tom and Pippo)Tom and Pippo Read a Story by Helen Oxenbury

I read to them:


Little Britches and the RattlersLittle Britches and the Rattlers by Eric A. Kimmel


Bootsie Barker BitesBootsie Barker Bites by Barbara Bottner


Eldest (Inheritance, #2)Eldest by Christopher Paolini


W, R & D continued working with their respective LOF books: Fractions, Honey, and Apple.

They watched documentaries and listened to podcasts.

They exercised, swung, etc.

They all sang in church.

This week included 7 'days of instruction'.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Fish! (49/180)

Wolfy played Dungeons and Dragons three times this week. He also did a lot of adventure writing for it, and character design.

Robin got excited about fishing this week.  He watched a bunch of fishing videos on YouTube, insisted that we buy fish when we went grocery shopping and then again later in the week, cooked said fish with some help, ATE said fish, and also made himself a fishing spear out of a piece of bamboo we had sitting around.




All the kids attended their Religious Education class (on mindfulness), and sang in church.

Many forts were built, games played, and exercise done.  We went swimming.  

W read independently.  R read more of the Fly Guy series and the Bob Books, and wrote some sentences.  D continued reading the Bob Books.  J used the alphabet Bob Books.

I read to them:
The Wolf Girls: An Unsolved Mystery from HistoryThe Wolf Girls: An Unsolved Mystery from History by Jane Yolen


How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight?How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? by Varsha Bajaj


Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, AlabamaSeeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama by Hester Bass


Little Town on the Prairie (Little House, #7)Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder


How to Read a StoryHow to Read a Story by Kate Messner


Wild Ideas: Let Nature Inspire Your ThinkingWild Ideas: Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking by Elin Kelsey


I am Blop!I am Blop! by Hervé Tullet


I'll Never Share You, Blackboard BearI'll Never Share You, Blackboard Bear by Martha Alexander





W mastered (?) long division and continued working with LOF: Fractions.  R continued working with LOF: Honey.  D continued working with LOF: Apples.

W continued listening to the podcast about the Supreme Court.  We all discussed current events, and historical events.

This week included 5 'days of instruction'.