Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Wiz (31/180)

At the end of last week, we made it out to see a performance of The Wiz by Theater in the X.  Despite the fact that it was indoors (due to rain), their sound system was not working all of the time, it was hot, and super crowded, it was definitely worth it!




R went to Parkour.  He also went to a Fortnite tournament at a local Microsoft store and won first place!


D and J attended their religious education class.  W, R and D participated in worship by acting out a story for the congregation, and all the kids listened to a bluegrass band perform in worship.

W, R and D worked with LOF.  W read independently.  R read with support.  D and J practiced reading.  D worked with Handwriting Without Tears and J worked with Explode the Code.  

I read to the girls:

1000 Times No1000 Times No by Tom Warburton


Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-InsFreedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins by Carole Boston Weatherford


Noodle MagicNoodle Magic by Roseanne Thong


This week included 4 days of instruction.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Cooking (27/180)

R went to parkour twice!

D worked on various art projects:



And some of the kids did some baking and cooking:



W played D and D.

D and J attended their religious education class.

W, R and D worked with LOF.  W read independently.  R read with support and completed The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived, #1)The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis.

D practiced reading and mastered Floppy Mop (Bob Books Kids! Level B, Set 1, Book 1)Floppy Mop by Bobby Lynn Maslen.

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

I read to the girls:


Pirate GirlPirate Girl by Cornelia Funke


The Last TrainThe Last Train by Gordon M. Titcomb.  We listened to the song and several other railroad songs as referenced.

This week included 5 days of instruction.


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Bunk beds (22/180)

The girls have been longing for a bunk bed for a full year or more and this week we got one - and gave their room a complete make-over.  D went to IKEA with me and helped find and choose the bed (the one we wanted wasn't there and we had to decide on a different one) and accessories.  W and R helped by moving the old bed out of the room.  M and R built the actual bunk bed.  Then the girls and I spent LOTS of time organizing and sorting out stuff from the room to fit it into the new configuration, which includes a desk for each girl.  They are very excited.  D is also calculating how many 'finishing touches' she can afford with money she's saved from birthdays, etc., like a mirror, fairy lights, or similar.







That didn't leave a lot of time for more academic pursuits this week, but ... W, R and D worked with LOF.  W read independently.  R read with support and completed The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived, #1)The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis.  D and J practiced reading.

I read to the girls:  What Baby NeedsWhat Baby Needs by William Sears
God's DreamGod's Dream by Desmond Tutu


Kings of the CastleKings of the Castle by Victoria Turnbull

W led a D and D game for a friend's birthday party.

This week included 3 days of instruction.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Dance Camp! (19/180)

J attended a full week of dance camp from 9 - 2 each day!  She loved it.  It was a lot of time away from her sister and her mama (etc.), but she truly loved every minute of it.

R went to Parkour and also attended a Fortnite tournament.

W played D and D.

D and J attended their religious education class.

W, R and D worked with LOF.  D completed working with
Life of Fred: HoneyLife of Fred: Honey by Stanley F. Schmidt



W read independently.  R practiced reading.  D mastered
0 to 10 (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)0 to 10 by Bobby Lynn Maslen.  J practiced reading.

I read to the girls:

Shape ShiftShape Shift by Joyce Hesselberth


We are also reading a "short" chapter book, so we're not reading as many picture books.

This week included 5 days of instruction.