Sunday, May 27, 2018

Fairy houses and ice cream at the pool (180 + 11 weeks)

D and J made a fairy house in our yard:


All the kids attended their MAHC classes.  Here are D and J in Fairytale Cooking, with corn on the cob and homemade butter to go with two stories from the southern part of Africa:


W attended his Teen Program classes.  D went to circus.  J went to ballet.

D and J went to the library.  R went bowling and laser tagging.

Our neighborhood pool opened, although there were thunderstorms so we didn't get in a lot of actual swimming:


D and J attended their religious education classes.

W, R and D worked with LOF.  W read independently.  R read with support, completing I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15)I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 by Lauren Tarshis.  D and J practiced reading.

I read to the girls: 
Rosie Revere, EngineerRosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty.


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Spider's Web (180 + 10 weeks)

Somehow, I forgot to include mention of last Sunday's Stepping Stone program recognition and service for D.  She took part in this 6 week program to learn about our faith and helped create a Children's Chapel for the other children.  D introduced and led two songs during the chapel service.  Here she is being recognized in the larger worship service:


R went to Parkour.

W went to his Teen Program classes.  D went to Circus.  J went to Ballet.  W went to D and D.

We went to the School Free Players production of Agatha Christie's Spider's Web.  It was great!

All of the kids attended their religious education classes.

W, R and D worked with LOF.  W read independently.  R read with support.  D mastered The Sad Cat (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)The Sad Cat by Bobby Lynn Maslen.  J mastered
10 Cut-Ups (Bob Books for Beginning Readers, Set 1)10 Cut-Ups by Bobby Lynn Maslen

D worked with HWT and J worked with ETC.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Talent Show! (180 + 9 weeks)

R went to parkour.

All the kids went to their new MAHC classes.  W is taking Current Events, Yearbook, and Movie Class.  R is taking Current Events, Teen/Tween Storytime, and Movie Class.  D is taking Air Dry Clay, Fairytale Cooking, and Spring Read-Alouds.  J is extremely stoked to be taking not only her 4s & 5s class, but also participating in the Fairytale Cooking class I am teaching, along with her best friend.

W attended his Teen Coop program.  He played D and D several times.  D went to circus, J went to Ballet.

They all attended the MAHC talent show!  J was the only one brave enough to perform (in two separate sets!)


R, D and J attended their religious education program.

W, R and D worked with LOF.  W read independently.  R read with support.  D mastered 
The Red Hen (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)The Red Hen by Bobby Lynn Maslen.  She also worked with Handwriting Without Tears.  J practiced reading, and worked with Explode the Code.

I read to the girls:

Terrible StormTerrible Storm by Carol Otis Hurst


Twelve Terrible ThingsTwelve Terrible Things by Marty Kelley


Mary and Her Little LambMary and Her Little Lamb by Will Moses


Fancy ThatFancy That by Esther Hershenhorn


The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's WonderThe Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder by Mark Cassino


Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian SpringBallet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg



Sunday, May 6, 2018

R turns 12! (180 + 8 weeks)

R went to parkour.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes. It was the last week of this session.


R turned 12!  He celebrated with a bunch of friends including nerf guns, water guns, slip-and-slide, and cupcakes and ice cream.



W attended Teen coop.  He played D and D.  D attended circus and J attended ballet.

We went on the MAHC camping trip.  Fires, rope swings, boulder field, and much hiking occurred!






W, R and D worked with LOF.

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

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

I read to the girls:
ChloeChloe by Peter McCarty


Jitterbug JamJitterbug Jam by Barbara Jean Hicks