Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sick! (57/180)

Most of us spent parts of this week sick with an awful stomach virus.

That said ...

R went to parkour and J went to dance.

D went to circus.

R went to soccer.

W played D and D and made tacos for the family for dinner.

By Sunday everyone was well again and attended their religious education classes.

W, R, D, and J worked with LOF.

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

I read to the girls:


Flying HenryFlying Henry by Rachel Hulin


Millions, Billions, & TrillionsMillions, Billions, & Trillions by David A. Adler

This week included 5 days of instruction.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Ordinary Time (53/180)

R went to parkour.

We went for a hike in the woods:


J went to Ballet and Hip Hop classes.

All the kids went to their MAHC classes:




D went to her Circus class and R played soccer.

W made dinner for the family (General Tso's Chicken!)

W, R and J attended their religious education classes.

All the kids worked with LOF.

W read independently:  Cursor's Fury (Codex Alera, #3)Cursor's Fury by Jim Butcher.

R read with support.  D and J practiced reading.

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

I read to the girls:

Betsy-Tacy and Tib (Betsy-Tacy, #2)Betsy-Tacy and Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace.

This week included 6 days of instruction.



Sunday, September 16, 2018

Not Back To School! (47/180)

R went to parkour.

 We attended our first day of MAHC for the year!




W is taking a class in Scratch programming, AP US Government, and Literary Magazine.  

R is taking Making a Table Top Game, Teen/Tween Storytime (they are reading Ghost BoysGhost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes) and Backyard Ballistics (picture above.)

D is taking Irish Tales and Legends, Air Dry Clay, and Crazy about Crafts.  

J is officially only taking her 4s and 5s class but really she is in Air Dry Clay too.

D went to her circus class.  J took her first Hip Hop class and went to ballet.  R went to soccer.

All the kids attended their religious education classes, and a portion of worship.

W rode his stationary bike.

W, R, D and J worked with LOF.  J is excited to be starting on LOF!

W read independently.  R read with support, completing The Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived, #9)
The Nazi Invasion, 1944 by Lauren Tarshis.  D mastered FrogsFrogs by Bobby Lynn Maslen.  J practiced reading.

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

I read to the girls: Paul Thurlby's WildlifePaul Thurlby's Wildlife by Paul Thurlby.

This week included 6 days of instruction.






Sunday, September 9, 2018

More Canadensis (41/180)

We started this week as we ended the last, at Camp Canadensis.  The girls and R did some rock climbing, and W and R tried out the archery equipment.





D attended her first week of Circus class.

All the kids attended a worship service.

W, R and D worked with LOF.  W completed
Life of Fred: Pre-Algebra 1 with BiologyLife of Fred: Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology by Stanley F. Schmidt.  R completed
Life of Fred: FractionsLife of Fred: Fractions by Stanley F. Schmidt.

W read independently, completing Cursor's Fury (Codex Alera, #3)Cursor's Fury by Jim Butcher.  R read with support.  D and J practiced reading.

D worked with Handwriting Without Tears and J worked with Explode the Code, completing Go for The Code-Book C
Go for The Code-Book C by Nancy Hall.

W watched two Physics related documentaries:  Inside Einstein's Mind and American Experience: Tesla.

W did some biking on his stationary bike.

I read to the girls:

Up and Down the Scratchy MountainsUp and Down the Scratchy Mountains by Laurel Snyder


Eric's Big Day: A Bicycle Race Unlike Any OtherEric's Big Day: A Bicycle Race Unlike Any Other by Rod Waters

This week included 4 days of instruction.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Game Masters & Canadensis (37/180)

Both boys had eye exams, including dilation.

W made dinner for the family, and did a lot of walking.

We went to the Game Masters Exhibit at the Franklin Institute, which was frankly rather disappointing.  But we had a good visit to the museum anyway:






R was proud of getting on the leaderboard for one game!

Next we went to Camp Canadensis for our church's annual retreat.  It was a lot of fun!  Everyone boated, R and D fished, everyone swam, and W got to know other youth group members and played a lot of board games and Dungeons & Dragons.








W, R and D worked with LOF.

W read independently.  R read with support, completing I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (I Survived, #11)I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren Tarshis.  D mastered
Lolly Pops (Bob Books Kids! Level B, Set 1, Book 2)Lolly Pops by Bobby Lynn Maslen.  J practiced reading.

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

I read to the girls.  This week included 6 days of instruction.