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.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Everything Starts (except dance) (37/180)

We began the week still at Camp Canadensis.

MAHC started with a Social.  Expressions are accurate representations of the approach of each child:



W attended his MCCC classes.

D attended Jukebox Musical Theater and circus.

R went to soccer practice.

Everyone attended the Water Communion service at our church.

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

W and R read independently.  D read with support, completing Surprise Island (The Boxcar Children, #2)Surprise Island by Gertrude Chandler Warner.  J practiced reading.

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

I read to the girls:
UnfortunatelyUnfortunately by Alan Durant
The Book with No PicturesThe Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak.

This week included 6 days of instruction.


Sunday, September 1, 2019

Starting College (31/180)

R went to parkour.

D got her sewing machine back from the repair shop and experimented with re-fashioning discarded clothes from various family members.  Here are a hoodie t-shirt made out of two old large men's t-shirts and a dance outfit for J made from a spandex long-sleeve men's t-shirt:






W started his classes at Montgomery County Community College.  He is taking The Movies: Meanings and Method and English 101.

W also purchased a virtual reality headset.  We worked hard to clear out space for it in his and R's room, and everyone enjoyed trying it out.

We went to Camp Canadensis with our church.  Much fun was had by all, including rock climbing, fishing, archery, and boating.



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 and R read independently.  D read with support.  J mastered 
Ten Men (More Bob Books for Young Readers, Set 2, Book 1)Ten Men by Bobby Lynn Maslen

I read to the girls:


Boy, Were  We Wrong About Dinosaurs!Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Boy, Were  We Wrong About Dinosaurs!Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the WorldBarnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World by Tracey E. Fern

This week included 5 days of instruction.