Phys Ed -- Swimming lessons

Math (RS) -- Review coins w/ abacus; introduce half of a set

Reading -- Read "The Snowball"

## Friday, March 30, 2012

## Thursday, March 29, 2012

### March 29, 2012

Phys Ed -- Swimming lessons

Social -- SLHE co-op

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Review

Phonics (Pathways) -- Review previous sounds, introduce 4-letter words and 's' as 'z' sound.

Phonics (Plaid) -- More short-i (pages 85 & 86)

Math (RS) -- Coin combinations with pennies, nickels, and dimes (i.e., make 38 cents) (Lesson 31 & 32).

Reading -- Read "Up, Up, Up", "Look for the Lorax", "Finding Nemo: Best Dad in the Sea"

Read-alouds:

Yes, but forgot to record

Social -- SLHE co-op

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Review

Phonics (Pathways) -- Review previous sounds, introduce 4-letter words and 's' as 'z' sound.

Phonics (Plaid) -- More short-i (pages 85 & 86)

Math (RS) -- Coin combinations with pennies, nickels, and dimes (i.e., make 38 cents) (Lesson 31 & 32).

Reading -- Read "Up, Up, Up", "Look for the Lorax", "Finding Nemo: Best Dad in the Sea"

Read-alouds:

Yes, but forgot to record

## Wednesday, March 28, 2012

### March 28, 2012

Phys Ed -- Swimming lesson

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'n'

Phonics (Plaid) -- Start short-i sound (pages 83-84)

Reading -- Read "I Like Bugs"

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'n'

Phonics (Plaid) -- Start short-i sound (pages 83-84)

Reading -- Read "I Like Bugs"

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## Tuesday, March 27, 2012

### March 27, 2012

Phys Ed -- Swimming lesson

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'r'

Math (RS) -- Introduce estimation

Reading -- Read 'Biscuit and the Little Pup'; the remainder of 'Bert & Ernie Busy Bakers'; 'Listen to the Lorax

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'r'

Math (RS) -- Introduce estimation

Reading -- Read 'Biscuit and the Little Pup'; the remainder of 'Bert & Ernie Busy Bakers'; 'Listen to the Lorax

## Monday, March 26, 2012

### March 26, 2012

Phys Ed -- Swimming lessons, day 1

Phonics (Plaid) -- High frequency words

Phonics (Pathways) -- Words with 'ck'

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Review

Math (RS) -- Pennies, nickels, and dimes (Lesson 30)

Reading -- Read 3 pages of "Bert & Ernie Busy Bakers"

Read-alouds:

1. The Great Fairy Race by Tennant Redbank

2. The Fairy Berry Bake-Off

3. Brain Freeze! by J. E. Bright

4. The Magic School Bus in the Time of Dinosaurs by Joanna Cole

5. Roo's Big Nature Day

6. Dr. Duck

7. Animals of North America

8. Looking After Billy

9. A Game of Hide-and-Seek by Tennant Redbank

10. The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler

Phonics (Plaid) -- High frequency words

Phonics (Pathways) -- Words with 'ck'

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Review

Math (RS) -- Pennies, nickels, and dimes (Lesson 30)

Reading -- Read 3 pages of "Bert & Ernie Busy Bakers"

Read-alouds:

1. The Great Fairy Race by Tennant Redbank

2. The Fairy Berry Bake-Off

3. Brain Freeze! by J. E. Bright

4. The Magic School Bus in the Time of Dinosaurs by Joanna Cole

5. Roo's Big Nature Day

6. Dr. Duck

7. Animals of North America

8. Looking After Billy

9. A Game of Hide-and-Seek by Tennant Redbank

10. The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler

## Sunday, March 25, 2012

### March 25, 2012

Phonics (Plaid) -- Short 'a', high-frequency words, critical thinking (pages 76 & 77)

Phonics (Pathways) -- Practice sentence blending (page 38)

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'p'

Math (RS) -- Introduce penny and nickel

Reading -- Read "The Snowball", "Marvin K. Mooney", and 1 page of "Bert & Ernie Busy Bakers"

Read-alouds:

1. Construction Trucks by Jennifer Dusslin

2. Ten Apples Up on Top! by Dr. Seuss

3. Mr Brown Can Moo Can You by Dr. Seuss

4. Curious George Gets A Medal by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey

Phonics (Pathways) -- Practice sentence blending (page 38)

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'p'

Math (RS) -- Introduce penny and nickel

Reading -- Read "The Snowball", "Marvin K. Mooney", and 1 page of "Bert & Ernie Busy Bakers"

Read-alouds:

1. Construction Trucks by Jennifer Dusslin

2. Ten Apples Up on Top! by Dr. Seuss

3. Mr Brown Can Moo Can You by Dr. Seuss

4. Curious George Gets A Medal by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey

## Saturday, March 24, 2012

### March 24, 2012

In the phonics realm, I'm also trying out "Phonics Pathways", currently just checked out of the library. We're doing a bit at a time, seeing if we like it.

Phonics (Pathways) -- 3 letter word review (pages 36 & 37)

Phonics (Plaid) -- Short-a high-frequency words, critical thinking, spelling (pages 74 & 75)

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'j'

Math (RS) -- Tens & ones game, evens up to 30 (Lesson 27)

Reading -- Read "The Snowball", last half of "The Pirate Map"

Read-alouds:

1. Mr Brown Can Moo Can You by Dr. Seuss

2. Emergency!

3. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

4. The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane by Bruce Degen and Joanna Cole

5. Ibis: A True Whale Story by John Himmelman

6. Good Luck Bear by Greg Foley

Phonics (Pathways) -- 3 letter word review (pages 36 & 37)

Phonics (Plaid) -- Short-a high-frequency words, critical thinking, spelling (pages 74 & 75)

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'j'

Math (RS) -- Tens & ones game, evens up to 30 (Lesson 27)

Reading -- Read "The Snowball", last half of "The Pirate Map"

Read-alouds:

1. Mr Brown Can Moo Can You by Dr. Seuss

2. Emergency!

3. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

4. The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane by Bruce Degen and Joanna Cole

5. Ibis: A True Whale Story by John Himmelman

6. Good Luck Bear by Greg Foley

## Friday, March 23, 2012

### March 23, 2012

Phonics (Plaid) -- Short vowel 'a' spelling (page 73)

Handwriting (HWot) -- Introduce 'y'

Math (RS) -- Equations, review tens & ones on abacus and number cards, introduce overlapping of tens & ones (Lesson 26)

Reading -- 2 pages of "The Pirate Map"

Read-alouds:

1. Monsters, Inc.

2. Brain Freeze! by J. E. Bright

3. The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler

4. Older Than the Stars by Karen C. Fox

5. City Chicken by Arthur Dorros

6. Winnie the Pooh Home Sweet Home

7. How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World by Faith McNulty

8. Winnie the Pooh Everyone is Special

Handwriting (HWot) -- Introduce 'y'

Math (RS) -- Equations, review tens & ones on abacus and number cards, introduce overlapping of tens & ones (Lesson 26)

Reading -- 2 pages of "The Pirate Map"

Read-alouds:

1. Monsters, Inc.

2. Brain Freeze! by J. E. Bright

3. The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler

4. Older Than the Stars by Karen C. Fox

5. City Chicken by Arthur Dorros

6. Winnie the Pooh Home Sweet Home

7. How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World by Faith McNulty

8. Winnie the Pooh Everyone is Special

## Thursday, March 22, 2012

### March 22, 2012

I picked up MCP's Plaid Phonics Level A workbook, and we're going to start moving through that. This evening I quickly reviewed the first section with Nugget (pages 7-65), which is consonant beginning/middle/ending sounds. She had that down cold, so we picked up for real at section 2, short vowel sounds. Nugget mostly knows these, but still sometimes can't pin down the differences between 'a' and 'e', especially. She's moving quickly here, but I figure it's good practice.

Phonics (Plaid) -- Pages 67-72, short 'a'

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Review tricky lowercase letters 'a', 'd', 'g' (lesson 25)

Math (RS) -- Review vocabulary 'plus'; combine tens and ones

Reading -- 2 pages of "The Pirate Map"

Phonics (Plaid) -- Pages 67-72, short 'a'

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Review tricky lowercase letters 'a', 'd', 'g' (lesson 25)

Math (RS) -- Review vocabulary 'plus'; combine tens and ones

Reading -- 2 pages of "The Pirate Map"

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## Wednesday, March 21, 2012

### March 21, 2012

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'k'; review letters and sentence structure

Math (RS) -- Reading tens; solving problems with parts (Lesson 24)

Reading -- Read early readers "Friends for a Princess", "Pat the Cat"

Math (RS) -- Reading tens; solving problems with parts (Lesson 24)

Reading -- Read early readers "Friends for a Princess", "Pat the Cat"

## Tuesday, March 20, 2012

### March 20, 2012

Social -- SWO co-op

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'l'; review letters and sentence formation.

Math (RS) -- Introduce written tens (Lesson 23b)

Logic (LL) -- One each of worksheets on sequencing, relationships, analogies, and deduction.

Reading -- Read early readers "Go, go, go", "One Fish, Two Fish".

Read-alouds:

Forgot to record

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'l'; review letters and sentence formation.

Math (RS) -- Introduce written tens (Lesson 23b)

Logic (LL) -- One each of worksheets on sequencing, relationships, analogies, and deduction.

Reading -- Read early readers "Go, go, go", "One Fish, Two Fish".

Read-alouds:

Forgot to record

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## Monday, March 19, 2012

### March 19, 2012

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Lowercase review, introduce 'e'

Math (RS) -- Review breaking 5; solving word problems in her head and with abacus; introduce whole-part circle

Reading -- Read early readers 'I am Lost', 'I Like Bugs', and 'Biscuit'.

Read-alouds:

1. The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage by Emma Walton Hamilton and Julie Andrews

2. Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields

3. Older Than the Stars by Karen Fox

Math (RS) -- Review breaking 5; solving word problems in her head and with abacus; introduce whole-part circle

Reading -- Read early readers 'I am Lost', 'I Like Bugs', and 'Biscuit'.

Read-alouds:

1. The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage by Emma Walton Hamilton and Julie Andrews

2. Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields

3. Older Than the Stars by Karen Fox

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## Saturday, March 17, 2012

### March 17, 2012

Logic (LL) -- One worksheet from each of sequencing, relationships, analogies, deduction, pattern decoding (including review of pattern naming), and inference.

Handwriting -- Two birthday cards

Reading -- Read "Hats!", "The Tin Can Man", and half of "Cat in the Hat".

Read-alouds:

1. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss

2. When the Walrus Comes

3. City Chicken by Arthur Dorros

4. Franklin Fibs by Paulette Bourgeois

5. Crazy Hair Day by Barney Saltzberg

6. The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage by Emma Walton Hamilton and Julie Andrews

7. You Are the First Kid on Mars by Patrick O'Brien

8. Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke, Cornelia Caroline Funke and Chantal Wright

9. Duck for President

Handwriting -- Two birthday cards

Reading -- Read "Hats!", "The Tin Can Man", and half of "Cat in the Hat".

Read-alouds:

1. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss

2. When the Walrus Comes

3. City Chicken by Arthur Dorros

4. Franklin Fibs by Paulette Bourgeois

5. Crazy Hair Day by Barney Saltzberg

6. The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage by Emma Walton Hamilton and Julie Andrews

7. You Are the First Kid on Mars by Patrick O'Brien

8. Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke, Cornelia Caroline Funke and Chantal Wright

9. Duck for President

## Friday, March 16, 2012

### March 16, 2012

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Review; introduce lowercase 'i'

Math (RS) -- Determine quantity by grouping by 5s/10s instead of counting (Lesson 19); solving addition problems on the abacus (Lesson 20a)

Logic (LL) -- First worksheet from each of sequencing, relationships, analogies, deduction, pattern decoding (including review of pattern naming), and inference.

Examples include:

Reading -- Read homemade book ("The Cat Rides a Bike") as well as a number of level 1 readers ("Jog Frog Jog", "Look for the Lorax", "Barbie Pet Vet", "Cooking with the Cat", "Kingdom of Color").

Math (RS) -- Determine quantity by grouping by 5s/10s instead of counting (Lesson 19); solving addition problems on the abacus (Lesson 20a)

Logic (LL) -- First worksheet from each of sequencing, relationships, analogies, deduction, pattern decoding (including review of pattern naming), and inference.

Examples include:

Reading -- Read homemade book ("The Cat Rides a Bike") as well as a number of level 1 readers ("Jog Frog Jog", "Look for the Lorax", "Barbie Pet Vet", "Cooking with the Cat", "Kingdom of Color").

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## Thursday, March 15, 2012

### March 15, 2012

Social -- SLHE co-op

Math (RS) -- Determining evenness (Lesson 19)

Handwriting (HToT) -- Introduce lowercase 'u'; review

Reading -- Read "Look for the Lorax" and "What is a Princess?" (Step Into Reading level 1)

Read-alouds:

1. Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen

2. Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie by Norton Juster

Math (RS) -- Determining evenness (Lesson 19)

Handwriting (HToT) -- Introduce lowercase 'u'; review

Reading -- Read "Look for the Lorax" and "What is a Princess?" (Step Into Reading level 1)

Read-alouds:

1. Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen

2. Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie by Norton Juster

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## Wednesday, March 14, 2012

### March 14, 2012

Field trip -- Florida Aquarium

## Tuesday, March 13, 2012

### March 13, 2012

Social -- SWO co-op

Field trip -- Orlando Science Center

Science -- Discuss rotation vs revolution

Reading -- Finish Biscuit phonics progression ("Biscuit and the Duck", "Biscuit and the Kittens", "Biscuit and the Frog", "Biscuit")

Field trip -- Orlando Science Center

Science -- Discuss rotation vs revolution

Reading -- Finish Biscuit phonics progression ("Biscuit and the Duck", "Biscuit and the Kittens", "Biscuit and the Frog", "Biscuit")

## Monday, March 12, 2012

### March 12, 2012

Science (BFSU) -- Experiments showing air has weight and takes up space (Lesson A-3).

#1, Air has weight -- Make a balance scale with a ruler, balance deflated balloons on each end. Inflate one balloon, notice that balloon is heavier. Nugget initially thought air had no weight and so the balloons would remain balanced; she was quite surprised when she saw the inflated balloon hanging lower! We recorded our observations.

#2, Air takes up space -- Crumple a paper towel at the bottom of a cup, invert and place in colored water. Remove and notice the paper is dry! Poke a hole in the bottom of the cup so the air can escape, note the water now enters the cup and soaks the paper towel.

#1, Air has weight -- Make a balance scale with a ruler, balance deflated balloons on each end. Inflate one balloon, notice that balloon is heavier. Nugget initially thought air had no weight and so the balloons would remain balanced; she was quite surprised when she saw the inflated balloon hanging lower! We recorded our observations.

#2, Air takes up space -- Crumple a paper towel at the bottom of a cup, invert and place in colored water. Remove and notice the paper is dry! Poke a hole in the bottom of the cup so the air can escape, note the water now enters the cup and soaks the paper towel.

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Review lowercase

Math (RS) -- Introduce equilateral triangles (Lesson 17); review tens and introduce the "ten triangle" (Lesson 18)

Reading -- '-and' phonics worksheet; read "The Eye Book" by Dr. Seuss and "Tip Tip Dig Dig" by Emma Garcia; continued Biscuit phonics book progression ("Biscuit's Trick", "Biscuit and the Box", "Biscuit and Sam", "Biscuit and the Nest")

Read-alouds:

1. City Chicken by Arthur Dorros

2. Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

3. Big Machines by Karen Wallace

4. Brain Freeze! by J. E. Bright

5. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

6. Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best

7. Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees? by Carmela Lavigna Coyle

8. Curious George Gets A Medal by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey

Math (RS) -- Introduce equilateral triangles (Lesson 17); review tens and introduce the "ten triangle" (Lesson 18)

Reading -- '-and' phonics worksheet; read "The Eye Book" by Dr. Seuss and "Tip Tip Dig Dig" by Emma Garcia; continued Biscuit phonics book progression ("Biscuit's Trick", "Biscuit and the Box", "Biscuit and Sam", "Biscuit and the Nest")

Read-alouds:

1. City Chicken by Arthur Dorros

2. Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

3. Big Machines by Karen Wallace

4. Brain Freeze! by J. E. Bright

5. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

6. Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best

7. Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees? by Carmela Lavigna Coyle

8. Curious George Gets A Medal by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey

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## Sunday, March 11, 2012

### March 11, 2012

Language arts -- "Green Eggs and Ham" breakfast;

(cont) Cat in the Hat crafts

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'g'

Math (RS) -- Review '2-ten', '3-ten', etc vocabulary, make 'N-ten' on the abacus (Lesson 17a)

Reading -- 'ack' phonics worksheet; start Biscuit phonics series ('Biscuit and the Cat', 'Biscuit and the Hen', 'Biscuit's Tub Fun')

Read-alouds:

1. Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers

2. You Are the First Kid on Mars by Patrick O'Brien

3. A Visit to China

4. Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke, Cornelia Caroline Funke and Chantal Wright

5. Winnie the Pooh It's Fun to Make a New Friend

6. Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees? by Carmela Lavigna Coyle

7. Franklin's Neighborhood by Paulette Bourgeois, Sharon Jennings

8. Poky and Friends Lucky Ducks Little Golden Storybook

9. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

10. Dr Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Book by Dr. Seuss

11. Hiccups for Elephant by James Preller

12. The Little Mermaid

13. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

14. Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'g'

Math (RS) -- Review '2-ten', '3-ten', etc vocabulary, make 'N-ten' on the abacus (Lesson 17a)

Reading -- 'ack' phonics worksheet; start Biscuit phonics series ('Biscuit and the Cat', 'Biscuit and the Hen', 'Biscuit's Tub Fun')

Read-alouds:

1. Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers

2. You Are the First Kid on Mars by Patrick O'Brien

3. A Visit to China

4. Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke, Cornelia Caroline Funke and Chantal Wright

5. Winnie the Pooh It's Fun to Make a New Friend

6. Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees? by Carmela Lavigna Coyle

7. Franklin's Neighborhood by Paulette Bourgeois, Sharon Jennings

8. Poky and Friends Lucky Ducks Little Golden Storybook

9. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

10. Dr Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Book by Dr. Seuss

11. Hiccups for Elephant by James Preller

12. The Little Mermaid

13. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

14. Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen

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