Sunday, November 26, 2017

Thanksgiving Trip (109/180)

We drove to Austin, Texas to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family.  On the way we listened to a lot of podcasts, some with actual educational value ...

J baked with her cousin:


We all went to The Thinkery, a sort of science/maker museum/play space.  The water room was the biggest hit with the widest range of ages:







The kids all experimented with their uncle's virtual reality setup:


D (and to some extent J) did a lot of sewing, enjoying using her grandmother's classic Singer sewing machine.


R did some archery.

We went for a hike:


And D and J went to an Anglican worship service and made Advent wreaths afterwards:


This week included 5 days of instruction.


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Yellow Fever (104/180)

R played soccer!

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.  W attended his Teen Program classes.





W played D and D.

We went to a Yellow Fever interactive workshop at the Pennsylvania Historical Society.






All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W, R, and D worked with LOF.

R completed Life of Fred KidneysLife of Fred Kidneys by Stanley F. Schmidt

W and R read independently.  D practiced reading.  J worked with Explode the Code.


The Little Bear Treasury: Little Bear/ Little Bear's Friend/ Little Bear's VisitThe Little Bear Treasury: Little Bear/ Little Bear's Friend/ Little Bear's Visit by Else Holmelund Minarik


Making TracksMaking Tracks by Stephen Savage


The Little LambThe Little Lamb by Judy Dunn


Having a FriendHaving a Friend by Betty Miles

This week included 7 days of instruction.



Sunday, November 12, 2017

In which we have a rare, ordinary week (97/180)

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.

W played D and D several times and attended his Thursday Teen Program classes.

R played soccer.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W, R and D worked with LOF.  J worked with Explode the Code.  R and D practiced reading.  W read independently:
OpalOpal by Jane Boulton



I read to them:  Angels, Angels, AngelsAngels, Angels, Angels by Andy Warhol
Waiting for BabyWaiting for Baby by Harriet Ziefert


One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue FishOne Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss


Old Turtle [With CD]Old Turtle [With CD] by Douglas Wood


Press HerePress Here by Hervé Tullet

This week included 7 days of instruction.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Halloween (90/180)

R had soccer practice and a game.

The boys both worked hard on assembling a new couch (here's the finished product:



All the kids attended their MAHC classes.

And then it was Halloween!  We traded kids around and W and R went trick or treating with friends in a different neighborhood, while we took D and J's friends trick or treating with us.

W attended his Teen program.

He played D and D.

R, D and J attended their religious education classes.

W, R and D worked with LOF.  J worked with Explode the Code.  

W read independently.  R read (alternately with me) 

Minecraft: Combat HandbookMinecraft: Combat Handbook by Stephanie Milton

D practiced reading.

I read to the girls:

MannersManners by Aliki



Each Peach Pear PlumEach Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg



Anno's Math Games IIIAnno's Math Games III by Mitsumasa Anno

This week included 7 days of instruction.