Nothing like cardboard, blue packing tape (because I still haven't bought another roll of Masking) and imagination to occupy C and S on a rainy Saturday afternoon. C became a robot with a coin slot. Insert a quarter (that falls into a punch behind the costume) and the robot (C) talks! And S grabbed a 2 liter plastic soda bottle from recyclables to create a cardboard train engine complete with 4 ride-on cars. Choo choo!
|C the Talking Robot|
|Engineer S and His Train|
Monday arrived with heavy rain, washing away some of our snow - there's still plenty left! - and the oldest woke up with a "bug". By mid-afternoon J had a moderately high fever that continued through early Wednesday. Fortunately this wasn't a "BELLY BUG", just fever, aches and pains and coughing. C and S continued with their daily assignments and activities (for the most part).
On Wednesday the kids saw a REALLY COOL demonstration on wilderness safety at 4H. The Winter Rescue Team shared their Lost But Found - Safe and Sound presentation on surviving outside while lost in the woods. We even headed outside for a few experiments to show how we should keep ourselves warm, comfortable, dry, and visible while waiting for rescue to arrive. A GREAT thing for the kids to see since J goes on scout camping trips and we take strolls in the woods during warmer months.
On Thursday we went to Eco-Kids, a library program to teach kids about the importance of plants. The kids listened to stories, drew a group picture, discussed plants, and planted 2 kinds of beans to bring home.
And Friday started much like Monday - with pouring rain - but without any illness! We did some basics, but spent most of our time studying SQUIRRELS for this week's Nature Study. Check out our photos, observations and notebook pages here!
|Gray Squirrel in Our Yard|
I also started a new math curriculum with S (who has struggling with Horizons for the last couple of months). I printed out the first 2 units of Houghton Mifflin Math and he seems to be doing better with the more hands-on approach.
Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra Lessons 82-84
Apologia General Science Module 9 Test (100%) and Module 10
DK World History Chapter 19-20 FINISHED
Rowe College Business English Grammar Lesson 2
Creative Composition - Mystery
|Resting on the Couch After a Shower|
|J's General Science Mini-books|
Saxon Math 54 Lessons 67-70
Daily Grams Day 24-29
All About Spelling Level 2 Steps 9-10
Apologia Zoology III Chapter 10
History Pockets: Native Americans Review
Handwriting Without Tears Cursive pp 23-26
Teacher's Cafe - Sentence Speedway, Noun/Verb Rats
|C Doing Daily Grams|
|C Watches Her Math Lesson|
Handwriting Without Tears Y and Z
Kumon Mazes 26-28
Readers - The Fat Cat, Nat Ran, Ann Ran, Pig Wig Can Hit, and Pig Wig
Horizons Math K Lessons 90-92
Houghton Mifflin Math 1 - More, Fewer and Same
100s Grid 1-55
Hooked on Phonics: Learn to Read pp 1-45 Review
Spelling with Tiles CVC /a/ and /i/ words
US State and Capitals Sticker Workbook
About Me Lapbook - My House and My Family Mini-books
|Will Looking at it CLOSER Make it Easier?|
|S Didn't Like Dan so he Wrote in Dad all on his Own|
|S's Family Picture - L to R J, Dog, A, C, Me, Cat, and S|
|S Doing his Kumon Maze|
|S Showing You His US Geography Sticker Map|
|S Reading Nat Ran, Ann Ran|