Sunday, October 27, 2019

Cosy Cooking (79/180)

R went to parkour and played soccer.

W went to his MCCC classes and hosted Dungeons and Dragons.

J went to ballet, hip hop, tap, and Nutcracker dance classes.

All the kids went to their MAHC classes, including Day in our Cosy Cooking class (vegan and regular french toast!)


D went to Jukebox Musical and to Circus class.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W worked with LOF and read independently.

R worked with multiplication facts, Explode the Code, and read independently.

D worked with LOF, Explode the Code, Handwriting Without Tears, and read with support.

J worked with LOF, Handwriting Without Tears, and practiced reading.

This week included 6 days of instruction.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Goofy Ghost (73/180)

R went to Parkour and soccer.

W attended his MCCC classes.

J attended ballet, hip hop, tap, and Nutcracker rehearsals.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.  They started a new session including Fall-Themed Literature, Music & Movement, and Halloween Ball for J; Asian Cooking, Cosy Cooking & Stories, and Jewelry Making for D; Acting, Teen Adventure/Council, and Board Games for R; and Creative Writing for W.

D participated in creating a room at a haunted house with her Staging Journeys group, and attended her circus class.  Here she is as a "goofy ghost":



All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W worked with LOF and read independently.

R worked with LOF, ETC, and on multiplication facts.  He read independently.

D worked with LOF, ETC, HWT, and on addition facts.  She read with support.

J worked with LOT and HWT.  She practiced reading, mastering
Jumper and the Clown (More Bob Books for Young Readers, Set 4, Book 7)Jumper and the Clown by Bobby Lynn Maslen

I read to the girls: Place ValuePlace Value by David A. Adler
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! a Mathematical StorySpaghetti and Meatballs for All! a Mathematical Story by Marilyn Burns
The Dumb Bunnies' Easter (Dumb Bunnies')The Dumb Bunnies' Easter by Sue Denim
Secret Life of a TigerSecret Life of a Tiger by Przemysław Wechterowicz
What Are You Doing, Sam?What Are You Doing, Sam? by Marie-Louise Gay

This week included 6 days of instruction.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Peter Pan (67/180)

R went to parkour and soccer.

W went to his MCCC classes and babysat.

J went to ballet, hip hop, tap, and Nutcracker rehearsals.

All the kids went to their MAHC classes.  D's Broadway Bootcamp class performed a couple of songs from Peter Pan:




And here are W and R being extremely silly with friends:



D went to Staging Journeys and Circus class.

All the kids went to their religious education classes.

W read independently and worked with LOF.

R read independently, worked with multiplication facts, and with Explode the Code.

D read with support, completing
WishtreeWishtree by Katherine Applegate.  She worked with Handwriting Without Tears and Explode the Code and Life of Fred.

J practiced reading, worked with Handwriting Without Tears, and played addition card games.

I read to the girls:
A Tiger Called TomásA Tiger Called Tomás by Charlotte Zolotow
PonyellaPonyella by Laura Joffe Numeroff
TriangleTriangle by Mac Barnett
Rapunzel: Based on the Original Story by the Brothers GrimmRapunzel: Based on the Original Story by the Brothers Grimm by Sarah Gibb

This week included 6 days of instruction.


Sunday, October 6, 2019

Creativity (61/180)

R went to Parkour and soccer.

W went to his MCCC classes.

J went to ballet, hip hop, tap, and Nutcracker rehearsals.

All the kids went to their MAHC and religious education classes.

D went to Staging Journeys and Circus.  Here she is at the former:

D became involved in designing a play house to make out of pallets.  She did a lot of spelling, designing, learning about materials, etc.



R baked a LOT of banana bread!

W worked with LOF and read independently.

R worked with multiplication facts, read independently, experimented with learning Japanese, and worked with Explode the Code.

D worked with LOF, Explode the Code and Handwriting Without Tears.  She read with support, and experimented with playing the piano.  She journaled.  

J worked with LOF, and Handwriting Without Tears.  She practiced the piano.  She played addition card games.  She mastered 
Willy's Wish (More Bob Books for Young Readers, Set 2, Book 6)Willy's Wish by Bobby Lynn Maslen

I read to the girls:  
The Bootmaker and the ElvesThe Bootmaker and the Elves by Susan Lowell
Snowy ValentineSnowy Valentine by David Petersen
Infinity and MeInfinity and Me by Kate Hosford
The Frog PrinceThe Frog Prince by Jan Ormerod
Little Red Ruthie: A Hanukkah TaleLittle Red Ruthie: A Hanukkah Tale by Gloria Koster

This week included 6 days of instruction.


Sunday, September 29, 2019

Nutcracker Audition (55/180)

R went to parkour, soccer practice, and played in a soccer game.

W attended his MCCC classes and hosted D and D.

J went to Ballet, Hip Hop, and Tap classes.  She "auditioned" for her dance school's performance of The Nutcracker, which she is INCREDIBLY excited about participating in.





All the kids attended their MAHC classes.

D went to Staging Journeys and Circus classes.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W read independently and worked with LOF.

R read independently, and worked on multiplication facts and with Explode the Code.  He completed
Explode the Code 2 (Grades 1-3)Explode the Code 2 by Nancy Hall.

D read with support, and worked with LOF, Explode the Code, Handwriting Without Tears, and addition facts.  She also did some journalling:


J worked with LOF and Handwriting Without Tears.  She played addition card games.  She mastered
The Swimmers (More Bob Books For Young Readers, Set 4, Book 4)The Swimmers by Bobby Lynn Maslen and
Samantha (More Bob Books for Young Readers, Set II, Book 5)Samantha by Bobby Lynn Maslen.

I read to the girls:

Beauty and the BeastBeauty and the Beast by Max Eilenberg
Ollie's Easter Eggs (Gossie and Friends)Ollie's Easter Eggs by Olivier Dunrea
My Happy Year by E. BluebirdMy Happy Year by E. Bluebird by Paul Meisel
One, Two, Three O'LearyOne, Two, Three O'Leary by Malachy Doyle

This week included 6 days of instruction.Nutcracker Audition (55/180)

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Tesla coil (49/180)

W attended his MCCC classes.  Here's W working on his first 'long' paper:



J attended ballet, hip hop, and tap classes.

Everyone attended their MAHC classes.

R had a soccer practice and game.

D went to Jukebox Musical Theater and circus.  Here she is at JMT:



Everyone attended their religious education classes.  Here's W with the youth group:



If you're counting that's 12 places the kids need to be in the course of one week.  Every week.  Through November.  Soon to be 13, once Nutcracker rehearsals start.  What were we thinking?

R ordered a kit to make a Tesla coil and has really enjoyed putting it together and playing around with it:


The International Space Station went over us on Friday in clear skies after dark but not too late.  We all enjoyed spotting it!


W worked with LOF.  He read independently.

R worked on multiplication facts, used Explode the Code, and read independently.

D worked with LOF, Explode the Code, Handwriting Without Tears, and journaled.  She read with support, completing Where Is Niagara Falls?Where Is Niagara Falls? by Megan Stine.

J worked with LOF, Handwriting Without Tears, and practiced reading, mastering Cat and Mouse (Scholastic Bob Books, Set 4, Book 3)Cat and Mouse by Bobby Lynn Maslen


I read to the girls:
So Few of MeSo Few of Me by Peter H. Reynolds

Grandpa GreenGrandpa Green by Lane Smith
Milly and Tilly: The Story of a Town Mouse and a Country MouseMilly and Tilly: The Story of a Town Mouse and a Country Mouse by Kate Summers
Goldfish GhostGoldfish Ghost by Lemony Snicket

This week included 6 days of instruction.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

And dance. Now everything really has started. (43/180)

R went to parkour and soccer.

W went to his MCCC classes and hosted D and D.

All the kids attended their classes at MAHC.  W is in study hall to do homework first period.  He is taking Teen Adventure/Council and Board Games.  R is taking Maker Studio, Teen Adventure/Council, and Board Games.





D is taking Drawing, Friendship Bracelets, and Broadway Bootcamp.  J is taking Make Anything, Space Arts & Crafts, and Collage and Assemblage.



D attended Jukebox and Circus.

J is taking Ballet 1, Tot Hip Hop, and Tap 1/2.

D and J attended their religious education classes at church.

W, D and J worked with LOF.  R worked on multiplication facts.

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

W read independently.  R read independently and finished I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived, #13)I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 by Lauren Tarshis.  D read with support.  J mastered Bump! (More Bob Books For Young Readers, Set II, Book 2)Bump! by Bobby Lynn Maslen.

This week included 6 days of instruction.