Sunday, December 29, 2019

Gnomes (127/180)

Most of this week was birthday party, holiday and travel, but we did do a few things.

D made everyone in the family gnomes as gifts:


The girls went for a hike:


We did some reading, and a little math/workbooks.

This week included 2 days of instruction.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Grades (125/180)

R went to parkour.

W finished his fall semester classes and got his grades: an A in his Movies class and an A- in his English class!  We are really proud of his work.

J went to dance.

The girls attended a holiday workshop with lots of crafts:


W worked with LOF and read independently.

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

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

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

I read to the girls.

This week included 4 days of instruction.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Solo (121/180)

R went to Parkour.

J went to ballet, hip hop and tap.

W, R, and J went to their MAHC classes (D was sick).  W and R's class was a trampoline park field trip:






W attended his MCCC classes.

D performed with her Staging Journeys group, singing a solo (one verse of Circle Game by Joni Mitchell) and dancing and singing backup throughout the show!




All the kids attended their religious education classes.  Here's W with his youth group:


W worked with LOF and read independently:
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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

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

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

I read to the girls.

This week included 6 days of instruction.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Butterflies (115/180)

R went to Parkour.

J went to ballet, hip hop and tap.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.

W attended his MCCC classes.

D attended Staging Journeys and circus class.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W worked with LOF and read independently.

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

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

J practiced reading and worked with Handwriting Without Tears and LOF.  She completed
Life of Fred: ButterfliesLife of Fred: Butterflies by Stanley F. Schmidt

I read to the girls:
Mermaid DreamsMermaid Dreams by Kate Pugsley
The Monsters' MonsterThe Monsters' Monster by Patrick McDonnell

This week included 6 days of instruction.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Nutcracker! (109/180)

R went to Parkour and played soccer.

J went to ballet, hip hop, tap, and performed in the Nutcracker.  Two FULL days of rehearsal and three performances, as an angel twice and a cartwheeling mini mouse three times.  She was EXHAUSTED by the end of the second day but SO HIGH on the excitement of the experience and came home saying she wanted to do that every day.








W attended his MCCC classes.

D attended Staging Journeys and circus class.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W worked with LOF and read independently:
Siege and Storm (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #2)Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

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

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

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

This week included 6 days of instruction.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Trapeze (103/180)

R went to Parkour and played soccer.

J went to ballet, hip hop, tap, and rehearsed for the Nutcracker.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.

W attended his MCCC classes.

D attended Staging Journeys and circus class.  Her circus class did an exhibition:




D and J made lots of items to sell at MAHC's handmade market:


All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W worked with LOF and read independently:

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

D read with support, worked with Explode the Code, Handwriting Without Tears, and LOF. She completed
Life of Fred KidneysLife of Fred Kidneys by Stanley F. Schmidt

J practiced reading and worked with Handwriting Without Tears and LOF. She completed
The GameThe Game by Bobby Lynn Maslen

I read to the girls and R:
Lyle and the Birthday PartyLyle and the Birthday Party by Bernard Waber
Snowbound SecretsSnowbound Secrets by Virginia Kroll
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

This week included 6 days of instruction.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

55 Cupcakes (97/180)

R went to Parkour and played soccer.

J went to ballet, hip hop, tap, and rehearsed for the Nutcracker.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.  We made 55 rainbow colored cupcakes in one of D's:


W attended his MCCC classes.

D attended Staging Journeys and circus class:

All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W worked with LOF and read independently:
Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #1)Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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

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

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

I read to the girls:
The Little Red FortThe Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier
Julián Is a MermaidJulián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Magic at WychwoodMagic at Wychwood by Sally Watson
Red Sky at NightRed Sky at Night by Elly MacKay
Silent Days, Silent DreamsSilent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say

This week included 6 days of instruction.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Walk (91/180)

R went to Parkour and played soccer.

J went to ballet, hip hop, tap, and rehearsed for the Nutcracker.

We went for a family walk:


W attended his MCCC classes.

D attended Staging Journeys and circus class.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W worked with LOF and read independently.

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

D read with support, worked with Explode the Code, Handwriting Without Tears, and LOF.  She completed
Cursive KickoffCursive Kickoff by Handwriting Without Tears

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

This week included 6 days of instruction.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Halloween Costumes (85/180)

R went to Parkour and played soccer.

J went to ballet, hip hop, tap, and rehearsed for the Nutcracker.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes (here's D with some food from one of hers):


W attended his MCCC classes.

D attended Staging Journeys, where she led a guided meditation for the group, and circus class:


We carved pumpkins, created complex costumes, and trick or treated and won prizes in the MAHC Halloween Costume contest:





All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W worked with LOF and read independently.

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

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

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

I read to the girls:


The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day EverThe Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever by Teddy Slater
Moana and Pua (Disney Moana) (Step into Reading)Moana and Pua (Disney Moana) by Melissa Lagonegro

This week included 6 days of instruction.

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.