Sunday, June 16, 2019

Grounds for Sculpture (180 days + 11 weeks)

R went to Parkour.

We went to the Grounds for Sculpture.  It was a really enjoyable outing, with lots of art and outdoors. 





D and J attended their religious education class.

W read independently.  R read independently.  D mastered The KingThe King by Bobby Lynn Maslen.  This is the last book in the Bob Books series!  She is very, very excited to graduate to supported reading of picture books and we immediately started The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner.  J mastered Summer (Bob Books Plus For Beginning Readers)Summer by Bobby Lynn Maslen.

W began an Outschool class on essay writing, R practiced writing, D worked with Handwriting Without Tears, and J worked with Explode the Code.

W and R worked with Life of Fred.

W cooked a meal for the family.  W and R exercised.  R, D and J went to the pool.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Recital! (180 days + 10 weeks)

R went to Parkour.

All the kids attended their final classes at MAHC for the year.  Here is D performing a song from Singing in the Rain with her Broadway Bootcamp class:



All the kids attended "Dream On", a musical performance created by many of their friends through Staging Journeys.

J attended multiple dance rehearsals leading up to her end of year recital.  She danced with her ballet class and with her hip hop class.  We didn't get a lot of good pictures, but here she is with her hip hop class , third from the left.  W, R and D attended the performance which also included solos by the graduating seniors in her dance school, most of which were amazing.


D attended her book club.

W and R attended a Free at Noon concert by Jr Jr.

D and J attended their religious education classes.

W babysat.

W read independently.

R read independently and with support, and practiced spelling.

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

W and R worked with LOF, and cooked meals for the family and exercised.

W worked on Art History.

We went swimming.

I read to the girls:

Be KindBe Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller,

What Will Hatch?What Will Hatch? by Jennifer Ward, A Blue ButterflyA Blue Butterfly by Bijou Le Tord

The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola CrayonsThe Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow


Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange by Mike Venezia
Frida Kahlo (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)
Frida Kahlo by Mike Venezia
Mozart Tonight
Mozart Tonight by Julie Downing

Penguin ProblemsPenguin Problems by Jory John

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Greenwitch (180 days + 9 weeks)

R went to parkour.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.

R attended an Outschool class on Endangered! When Species Invade.

J went to Hip Hop and Ballet and a rehearsal for her end of year recital.

D and J attended the Flower Communion service.

W babysat.

W read independently: GreenwitchGreenwitch by Susan Cooper.  He said it was much better than the second book in the series.  R read with support and independently: I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 (I Survived, #18)I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 by Lauren Tarshis.  D and J practiced reading.  R practiced spelling.  D worked with Handwriting Without Tears and J worked with Explode the Code.

W and R worked with LOF.  D and J played addition card games.

W and R each cooked a meal for the family.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Level II! (180 days + 8 weeks)

R went to parkour.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.

Day performed in a class exhibition at the end of her Aerials & Acrobatics I class.  She is ready to move up to level II!


Day attended a book club at a friend's house.

J went to Hip Hop and Ballet.

W played D and D.

D and J attended their religious education class.

W and R worked with Life of Fred.  D and J played addition card games.

W read independently.

R read independently and with support.

D and J practiced reading.

W and R each cooked a meal for the family.

W and R exercised.

We went to the pool!

I read to the girls:

Dumpling SoupDumpling Soup by Jama Kim Rattigan

You and MeYou and Me by Martine Kindermans

If You Plant a SeedIf You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson


The Invisible BoyThe Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig.

And to everyone:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling.



Sunday, May 19, 2019

Love Meters (180 days + 7 weeks)

R went to Parkour.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.

R took an Outschool class on Superhero Science: the Flash.

D went to Circus.

J went to Hip Hop and Ballet.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.  Here are R and D in school lunch cooking!


W and R worked with Life of Fred.  D and J played addition card games.

W read independently: 
The Dark Is RisingThe Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper.  R read independently and with support:
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived, #17)I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 by Lauren Tarshis.
D practiced reading.  J mastered
Floppy Mop (Bob Books Kids! Level B, Set 1, Book 1)Floppy Mop by Bobby Lynn Maslen.

W and R each cooked a meal for the family.  W exercised.  W worked on Art History on Kahn Academy.

I read to the girls and they journaled about a book we read:
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for KidsHave You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Talent Show (180 days + 6 weeks)

R went to parkour.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.  This was the first week of Spring II classes.  W is taking Publication (Year Book), Government, and Creative Writing.  R is taking School Lunch Cooking, Outdoor Games, and Book Club.  D is taking School Lunch Cooking, Outdoor Games, and Broadway Boot Camp.  J is taking Spanish, Junkyard Engineers, and Animal Talk.

D went to circus.

D and J both attended book clubs with friends.

J went to Hip Hop and Ballet.

J performed in the MAHC Talent Show and D displayed photographs.






All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W and R worked with LOF.  D and J played addition card games.

W read independently.  R read with support.  D mastered

The TrainThe Train by Bobby Lynn Maslen.  J mastered


0 to 10 (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)0 to 10 by Bobby Lynn Maslen

W and R cooked meals for the family.  D and J cooked cake!




Sunday, May 5, 2019

Level 2 (180 + 5 weeks)

R went to Parkour.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.  Here is J dancing with her class there:



R took an Outschool class on Superhero Science: Ant-Man & The Wasp.

D went to Circus.  She has been told she can move up to Level 2 in Aerials and Acrobatics next session!

W babysat.

J went to hip hop and ballet.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W read independently.  R read some independently and some with support.  D and J practiced reading.  We journaled about
Every Little Thing: Based on the song 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley



W and R worked with LOF.  D and J played card games.  



Sunday, April 28, 2019

Teen Dance (180 + 4 weeks)

R went to parkour.

He also attended an Outschool class on sharks.

D went to circus.

W babysat.

J went to hip hop and ballet.

W and R went to the Teen Dance at MAHC.



All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W and R worked with LOF.  D and J played addition card games.

W read independently.  R read with support and independently.  The girls journaled about a book we read last week: 



Sunday, April 21, 2019

Johnson House (180 + 3 weeks)

We went on a tour of Johnson House, a station on the Underground Railroad in Germantown.  We lived around the corner from this house for 5 years but never managed to get there.



R went to Parkour.  W completed his training and is now Adult and Pediatric CPR Certified.

D and J made pysanky eggs with friends.  R and W hung out with friends and took a long walk.

D and J went to the library with me.  They both enjoyed building with magnatiles.  In very characteristic fashion, D built organically and creatively.  Unfortunately her masterpiece fell apart just before she felt it was done and therefore before we got a picture.  J on the other hand started with a plan and created what she aimed for (a church):  


J went to ballet.

R made dinner for the family.

D went to Circus.

All the kids attended a service focused on evolution, Easter, and Earth Day, including live music and singing.

We celebrated spring at home by planting a lot of shrubbery, eating a great meal (pulled pork prepared by W!) and going for a walk with family.







W read independently.  R read some with support and some independently.  D practiced reading and mastered 
Bud's NapBud's Nap by Bobby Lynn Maslen.  J practiced reading and mastered
The Sad Cat (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)The Sad Cat by Bobby Lynn Maslen.

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

W and R worked with LOF.  D and J and R played Yahtzee and cards.

W and R exercised.

I read to the girls and we journaled:
If Polar Bears DisappearedIf Polar Bears Disappeared by Lily Williams