Sunday, March 25, 2018

Flaming Chalices (180 + 2 weeks)

R attended his parkour class.

W tried out for a mothers' helper job.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes, and W attended his Teen classes.

D went to circus class, J went to ballet class, and W played D and D several times.



D and J attended a workshop on the religious symbol of the flaming chalice.





All the kids attended their religious education classes, including OWL for R.

W, R, and D worked with LOF.  R completed working with Life of Fred MineshaftLife of Fred Mineshaft by Stanley F. Schmidt.

D worked with Handwriting Without Tears and J worked with Explode the Code.

W read independently:
HatchetHatchet by Gary Paulsen

R practiced reading.  D mastered

The Big Hat (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)The Big Hat by Bobby Lynn Maslen

J mastered
Mac (Bob Books for Beginning Readers, Set 1)Mac by Bobby Lynn Maslen

I read to the girls:

17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore by Jenny Offill


Whoops!Whoops! by Suzi Moore




Sunday, March 18, 2018

Building a PC (180 + 1 week)

R worked for months to earn the funds to buy parts for a computer, and this week he built the computer!  It's green!


D created a treasure hunt for her sister, with clues and actual treasure:


All the kids attended their MAHC classes.  J joined in D's class, which was very small, for some watercolor painting:




W attended his Teen Program.  D attended circus class and J attended ballet class.

W played D and D.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W, R, and D worked with LOF.  J worked with Explode the Code, and D worked with Handwriting Without Tears.

W read independently.  R and D and J practiced reading. D mastered Bow-wow! (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)Bow-wow! by Bobby Lynn Maslen


J mastered Dot (Bob Books for Beginning Readers, Set 1)Dot by Bobby Lynn Maslen




I read to the girls:  Every Cowgirl Loves a RodeoEvery Cowgirl Loves a Rodeo by Rebecca Janni


Do Unto Otters: A Book About MannersDo Unto Otters: A Book About Manners by Laurie Keller


AqualiciousAqualicious by Victoria Kann


Something Sure Smells Around Here: LimericksSomething Sure Smells Around Here: Limericks by Brian P. Cleary


Hatching Chicks in Room 6Hatching Chicks in Room 6 by Caroline Arnold


Wild About BearsWild About Bears by Jeannie Brett

We have already completed 180 days of instruction.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

More March Snow (183/180)

There were a lot of changes to the schedule due to storms and snow.  R, D, and J enjoyed the snow, at least (D and J with neighbors, here)!

D went to Circus class, J went to Ballet, and W played D and D.

W attended a friend's Bat Mitzvah.

R, D and J attended their religious education classes.  D and J's classes included visiting an exhibit called Souls Shot, of portraits of victims of gun violence:



W worked on plans for building a gaming table:  

W, R, and D worked with LOF.  D finished Life of Fred: FarmingLife of Fred: Farming by Stanley F. Schmidt


W read independently.  R and D and J practiced reading.  J mastered


Sam (Bob Books for Beginning Readers, Set 1)Sam by Bobby Lynn Maslen

And D mastered

Pip And Pog (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)Pip And Pog by Bobby Lynn Maslen.

I read to the girls:

Princess Truly in I Am Truly (Princess Truly)Princess Truly in I Am Truly by Kelly Greenawalt


Every Breath We Take: A Book About AirEvery Breath We Take: A Book About Air by Maya Ajmera

This week included 6 days of instruction.  We have completed 180 days of instruction for the academic year at this time.


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Our Whole Lives (177/180)

We went to the library.  W participated in his Outschool class.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.

W attended his Teen Program classes, D attended her Circus class, and W played D and D.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.  R started the 4th-6th grade Our Whole Lives program.

W, R, and D worked with LOF.  J worked with Explode the Code.  W read independently, finishing:
Once Upon an Eskimo TimeOnce Upon an Eskimo Time by Edna Wilder


 R and D and J practiced reading. D completed:
Up, Pup (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)Up, Pup by Bobby Lynn Maslen



I read to the girls:
No Fighting, No Biting!No Fighting, No Biting! by Else Holmelund Minarik

Ugly Duckling Pop Up (Favorite Fairytale Pop-Up Books)Ugly Duckling Pop Up by Random House


GoldiliciousGoldilicious by Victoria Kann


Lottie Paris Lives HereLottie Paris Lives Here by Angela Johnson


Every Cowgirl Needs a HorseEvery Cowgirl Needs a Horse by Rebecca Janni


Julie the RockhoundJulie the Rockhound by Gail Langer Karwoski


The Book with No PicturesThe Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

Every Cowgirl Needs Dancing BootsEvery Cowgirl Needs Dancing Boots by Rebecca Janni


Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John "Appleseed" Chapman by Esmé Raji Codell





This week included 6 days of instruction.