Sunday, February 24, 2019

W turns 15! (153/180)

R went to parkour.

All the kids attended their MAHC classes.  Day brought back some homework for her Ancient Writing class:

R took an Outschool class on Why Boats Float

D's session of Circus classes ended and her class did a mini-exhibition.





She's so strong!

J went to Hip Hop.

R, D, and J went to their religious education classes.  Sunday was W's birthday and he opted to have a family dinner (cooked by him and me together) instead of going to youth group:


I'm taking an on-line class for which I am supposed to read and reflect on some specific picture books.  I invited D & J to journal about each book we read together.  Here are this week's entries:




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

W read independently.  R read with support.  D mastered 
Willy's Wish (More Bob Books for Young Readers, Set 2, Book 6)Willy's Wish by Bobby Lynn Maslen.   She also branched out and read these books with support:
The Book with No PicturesThe Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
UnfortunatelyUnfortunately by Alan Durant

J mastered
The Big Hat (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)The Big Hat by Bobby Lynn Maslen.

W worked with Khan Academy Art History.

W walked and biked.

This week included 5 days of instruction.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

62 Degrees in February (148/180)

R went to parkour.  J went to ballet and hip hop.

D and J watched a documentary about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome called Unrest.

W, R, and J attended all of their classes at MAHC.  D attended one (she got sick).  It's a new session, and their classes are:

W: Character Creation, US Government, and Song Analysis
R: Gender Theory, Improv, and Book Club
D: Magic School Bus, Ancient Writing Systems, DIY Gifts
J: Listen & Draw, Gross Nature, and Learning from the Lenape

R attended an Outschool class titled TEOTWAWKI-Wilderness Survival.

D went to circus.

We went on a hike in the woods on a 62 degree day in February:






W played D and D.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.

W and R worked with LOF.  D and J played Make 10, Addition War, and Blackjack.

W read independently, completing "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman.  R read with support, completing
The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived, #5)The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 by Lauren Tarshis.  D practiced reading, and mastered
Samantha (More Bob Books for Young Readers, Set II, Book 5)Samantha by Bobby Lynn Maslen.  J practiced reading, and mastered
Bow-wow! (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)Bow-wow! by Bobby Lynn Maslen.

I read to the girls:
The Chickens Build a WallThe Chickens Build a Wall by Jean-Fran├žois Dumont
Miguel's FamilyMiguel's Family by Elliot Riley.  I also invited them to help me by journalling about some of the books we read for a class I am taking online from a seminary.  These were the entries they completed this week:






W cooked and baked for the family.

This week included 7 days of instruction.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Lighting the Chalice (141/180)

R went to Parkour and J went to Ballet and Hip Hop.

The kids all attended their classes at MAHC.

D went to Circus.

R took an Outschool class on on Demystifying Illusions.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.  D's class lit the chalice together:



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

W biked, walked, and prepared a meal to bring to a church potluck.

W read independently.  R read with support.  D mastered The Swimmers (More Bob Books For Young Readers, Set 4, Book 4)The Swimmers by

Bobby Lynn Maslen.  J mastered Pip And Pog (Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners)

Pip And Pog by Bobby Lynn Maslen.  We went to the library.  I read to the girls:
Cub's Big WorldCub's Big World by Sarah L. Thomson
The Schmutzy FamilyThe Schmutzy Family by Madelyn Rosenberg


Little ChefLittle Chef by Matt Stine
Nancy Clancy, Secret AdmirerNancy Clancy, Secret Admirer by Jane O'Connor
Why Do Families Change?: Our First Talk about Separation and DivorceWhy Do Families Change?: Our First Talk about Separation and Divorce by Jillian Roberts
I Am Peace: A Book of MindfulnessI Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde

This week included 6 days of instruction.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Outschool (135/180)

R went to parkour.

J went to ballet and hip hop.

R took an Outschool class on Creatures of the Deep Ocean.  We've decided to add a science class a week to get R some more focused science work.

D went to circus.

All the kids attended their religious education classes.

Here's J and D working on their stretching:



W and R worked with LOF.  D and J played Blackjack, Make 10, and Addition War.

W read independently:

Redwall (Redwall, #1)Redwall by Brian Jacques.  R read with support.  D and J practiced reading.  R worked on learning to type.

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

W worked with Khan Academy Art History, and biked and cooked regularly.

I read to the girls:

Thunder UndergroundThunder Underground by Jane Yolen

Who is It?Who is It? by Sally Grindley


AnasaziAnasazi by Leonard Everett Fisher


Little Rabbit's New BabyLittle Rabbit's New Baby by Harry Horse


The Wonderful BookThe Wonderful Book by Leonid Gore


Snow Is My Favorite and My Best (Charlie and Lola)Snow Is My Favorite and My Best by Lauren Child.

This week included 5 days of instruction.