Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday lizard day

2014-10-23

8:00a - discussion about nose hair, ear hair, tastebuds
       skip counting by 2 and 3 to 30, by 5 to 100
        tossing a ball into moving buckets, dime toss

Daddy stopped by the school and brought home her Scholastic book order.
It included a small color changing lizard that then continued to accompany us throughout the day.

9:00 -  reading Werewolf Watch #31 Scooby Doo, shapes worksheet
      talk about contractions from books, word match sheet
        asked how a holographic image works 
9.30a    - break

10.20a    - crossword puzzle, math worksheets

11.20a    - break

12.50p    - reading aloud; "Reptiles and Apmphibians" book (Scholastic order book)
1.15p    - Clocks worksheet
1.30p    - PE (Walking / running laps around lake)
2.30p    - done

Got home tonight and she is building a 'lizard house' that turned into a 'Feelings Machine' out of K'nex.

Research : I'm reading Focus on the Family's homeschooling book - sent to me by Aunt Dot.

I also realized that many of the books that show up on the Charlotte Mason homeschooling book lists are books we already have - Children's Garden of Verses and the Oxford Book of American Verse ended up in our laps from the flea market and library this year.. Winnie the Pooh, Beatrix Potter, Sinbad, Grimm's, etc etc...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday portal night

2014-10-22

8a      - discussion about words 'exaggeration' and 'superstition.'
    - Friday the 13th, Halloween, black cat, brown bears in woods

9a    - Worksheet; sentence completion

9.30a    - pbskids.org; wild kratts

10.30a    - Blue Planet "Tidal seas"
11.30a    - pbskids.org
12p    - done
 
7 pm - Family play at game : Portal, thinking exercises etc.
bedtime : The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza - by Philemon Sturges
It would be good to do some work on contractions - She'd and Who'll were in this book and she had to think hard about them.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday library night

2014-10-21

10a    - Worksheets; word search, math (more dd addition) sentence completion, coins
11a    - Reading aloud
11.30a    - break

12.30p    - PE (30x 5lb leg lifts, 50x 2lb R&L curls, 20x situp, 50x 10lb
      bench press)

1p    - Shoe tying
2.45p    - break

5p    - Public library (math game, typing game, playing/talking with older girl)
6p    - done

bedtime: read Madame Martin by Sarah Brannen (mom read, she listened), discussed some French words.. discussed skills she needs to learn to be an adult.. she wants to play Portal tomorrow...very hard for her to wait, this led up to the questions about when she is old enough to leave and still doesn't know how to - how will we help her.. what does she need to know...ended in tucking in with Mr.Frog... so many ups and downs on this rollercoaster

topics: wants to learn how to use makeup, wants to learn to play guitar

Monday, October 20, 2014

a letter Monday

2014-10-20

10.30a    - Writing "thank you" note; drawing self portrait

12p    - PE (30x 2lb R&L curls, 50x 10lb bench press, 30 sit ups, 30x
      5lb leg lifts, 20x 5lb deadlift)

12.30p    - break

1.30p    - math worksheet,  double-digit addition without carrying, did without trouble
2p    - knex
3.30p    - done

Bit of a fit during the K'nex...the instructions overwhelmed her after a bit while it was getting towards the end of the day.  We had a pear someone had given to me at work, and there are more left over to bake with.  Tuesday will be a library day after I get home from work.  We finished up with Earth to Stella by Simon Puttock - I read it, and she listened at bedtime. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

a Friday and the weekend

Esme's Friday was full of fun and building. We did a little bit of sewing, writing and math and English in the morning for two hours - then in the afternoon Daddy and her built this for about three hours or more...

She had gotten a 'lab coat' in the mail from her great-aunt Dot and was intent on wearing it both Friday and Saturday.  


Their project was to build a bridge that would span across the pool table.  Daddy built one with the mini K'nex set, and Esme copied it with the larger K'nex.  He said she did almost all of it herself, and selected which were the corresponding pieces as well. 

We took Saturday 'off'  I worked much of it, and it went by in a blur.

Today is Sunday and she has had something like a three hour romp out at the park and then a half hour with some kids she knew (which was coincidence) having a drink at the playplace.  We discovered a new area at the park on the walking trail and Esme lost her dinosaur toy to being buried in the leaves by a boy - and then another tiny girl miraculously found it about an hour later.  No more dinosaur toys at the park!

I'm getting ready to finish the last book of the All Soul's Trilogy.  I should take a look at the purple coat I had started knitting her last year (or more) and see if I can get it on the way to being a completed object.  Other than that - we just have birthday organizing to do... did a 'A' order yesterday for some of the things we had planned on.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

catch-up for Wednesday

We took Monday and Tuesday off from 'official' school.. as Esme's school district had the entire week off.
But, Wednesday was planned from the start to be a big day.
I have to work again today, so will post Thursday later today I hope, or tomorrow...

2014-10-15

8.30a    - PE (30x 10lb bench press, 20x sit up, 30x 2lb curl R&L,
      20x 5lb lift)

9a    - Reading
9.30a    - Worksheets: math, maze

9.45a    - pbskids.org eeko creatures
    - Statue of liberty quiz

10.30a    - break

11a    - Tractor service, storm cleanup @ grandma's
11.30a    - Potato peeling and cooking

12p    - lunch break

12.45p    - starfall.com
1.30p    - school journal
1.45p    - done

Then I got home from work at 2:30, left with Grandma for town at 3, and she ran with kids at the playplace until nearly 6:30 pm while we waited for Grandma to finish shopping.  She ordered her own drink,practicing speaking in a clear voice and not being shy - and spoke with several people I knew from work.  She listened well to me, came down from the playplace when I had questions, and when she had questions.

She played well with older and younger children.  We went out to get ice cream and she left her friends okay - was a little sad some of them had to leave before we got back..they were sad, too... but Esme kept her attitude mostly up.  I was impressed that she was very helpful and kind at the Walmart.  She wanted something reasonable on the way over to get Grandma - instead of a toy, because she has toys (nice comment).. she wanted a snack she likes.  I told her that was a reasonable request, and we would look for it before we found Grandma in the store. She was helpful in the line but fell asleep on the way home *heh*.. it was a long day for all of us (I was up at 3:50 am to start this all out.. so very long for me, another one today)

On the way home she asked me how phones were invented.
I think we need to cover just how sound is recorded, first - how it USED to be recorded physically, and now is recorded digitally - and then we can make the leap between how phones were INVENTED and how they work today.  So, science topics!