Monday, April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012

Science -- continued observation of monarch caterpillars as well as the milkweed plants and fire ants.

Handwriting (HWoT) -- number '9'

Phonics (Pathways) -- Multi-syllable words ending in '-ic'

Math (RS) -- Go to the Dump game

1. Mooses Go Walking
2. I'm Mighty
3. Biscuit and the Baby
4. Pinkalicious Pink at the Rink

Yes, didn't record

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 28, 2012

Science -- Continued observation of monarch caterpillars, including an up-close molting

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Number '8'

Phonics (Pathways) -- Introduce multi-syllabic words

Math (RS) -- Go to the Dump game (add to 10)

1. Outside My Window
2. Hog and Dog
3. Rip's Secret Spot
4. Toy to Toy

Yes, didn't record

Friday, April 27, 2012

April 23-27, 2012

(Summary post; we had visitors so, although we did do homeschool every evening, I didn't have the opportunity to record it.)

Science -- Continued observation of caterpillars, including eating, molting, and pooping.

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Numbers up to 7

Phonics (Pathways) -- Single/double letter ending with suffixes

Math (RS) -- Addition-to-10 memory game and Go To the Dump (addition to 10) game

Various level 1 and level 2 readers


Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 22, 2012

Science -- Continued observation and recording of caterpillar development

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Number '4'

Phonics (Pathways) -- Suffixes on long vowel words

Math (RS) -- Add to Ten game

1. Butterfly Colors
2. Fox in Socks
3. Butterfly Garden
4. Star Wars: Blast off

Yes, didn't record

Friday, April 20, 2012

April 20, 2012

Science -- Continued observation and recording of caterpillars.

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Number '3'

Phonics (Pathways) -- '-er' endings; review '-er', '-ed', '-ing'

Math (RS) -- Add to Ten game

1. Flik's Perfect Gift

Yup, a ton, didn't record

Thursday, April 19, 2012

April 19, 2012

Science -- Observed the hatching of 3 monarch caterpillars (including eating themselves out of the eggs and newly hatched behavior) and located multiple new eggs on the outdoor milkweed. Recorded observations.

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Number '2'

Math (RS) -- Adding 1 and ways to make 10 worksheet

1. Amelia Bedelia
2. Flik's Gift
... others

Yes, didn't record

April 18, 2012

Field trip -- Kennedy Space Center

Numerous books in the back of the car

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 17, 2012

Field trip -- Orlando Science Center

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Review '1'

Math (RS) -- Ways to break up 10

Phonics (Pathways) -- Different sounds of '-ed'

Science -- Continued observation of milkweed and monarch eggs

1. The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat
2. Butterfly Garden

Yes, didn't record

Monday, April 16, 2012

April 16, 2012

Science -- Continued observation of milkweed plants and monarch eggs; review of butterfly life cycle with 3-part cards and models; identify parts of a butterfly with a puzzle and 3-part cards.

Math (RS) -- More addition worksheets, this time with smaller addend first and +1 problems.

Phonics (Pathways) -- Doubling the ending consonant to add a suffix.

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Lowercase review with monarch-related terms.

1. Butterfly Colors
2. Polar Animals
.... more

Yes, didn't record

Sunday, April 15, 2012

April 15, 2012

Field trip/Science -- Lukas Nursery and Butterfly Encounter.  Nugget observed butterflies, flowers, and birds, fed a butterfly on her finger, and looked for monarch eggs on milkweed.

When we got home, we planted the milkweed plants and removed one of the leaves holding a butterfly egg for closer observation.

Nugget is recording her observations by drawing in her nature journal. (In this picture, she's drawn it inside the terrarium and on the paper towel.)

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Mystery magic 'c' game (turn the "magic c" into a, c, d, g, o, or q).

Math (RS) -- Addition worksheet.  Because it was the end of a long day and she was getting tired, I had her stamp her answers instead of taking the time to hand-write them.  Nugget did all of these in her head except 7+3, for which she used an abacus.  I asked her how she solved some, and it was quite interesting -- if the question involved adding 2, she chose the next even or odd number (whichever was appropriate).  For 4+3, she mentally moved one from the 3 to the 4 to make it 5+2.  1+0 was the only one that gave her trouble -- she wanted to write 10 until I suggested she use the abacus to check her work.

Phonics (Pathways) -- Long-o and long-i exceptions ('find', 'old', etc).

1. Butterfly Eggs
2. Barbie: A Pet Vet

Yes, including some Aesop's Fables

Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 14, 2012

Field trip -- Winter Garden flower festival (butterflies, plants, various animals [farm and swamp]).

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Punctuation, review with dotted-line format

Phonics (Pathways) -- Review all previous long-vowel sounds and spellings

1. The Cat in the Hat
2. Kat's Maps

Yes, didn't record

Friday, April 13, 2012

April 13, 2012

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Review

Phonics (Pathways) -- Long-e as 'ee' and 'ea'

Math (RS) -- Addition with tally marks (she had no trouble with the addition, but lots of trouble writing the numbers)

1. Ants
2. Butterfly eggs

Yes, didn't record

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April 12, 2012

Social --  SLHE co-op

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'z', review

Phonics (Pathways) -- Long 'u'

Math (RS) -- Review "middle" and presence only in odd numbers

1. Bumblees

Yes, didn't record

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'x'

Math (RS) -- Adding by regrouping

Phonics (Pathways) -- Work with long-o and short-o; review sounds

1. "Tired Trucks"
2. "Drive Along"
3. "Up Up and Away"
4 - 7. Readers from Hooked on Phonics grade 1 ("Whacky Jack", "Skip & Spin Swim with Dolphins", "Slam & Dunk Go to the Moon", "Slam & Dunk In the Dark")

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April 10, 2012

Handwriting -- wrote birthday invitations

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'q'

Phonics (Pathways) -- Work with short-i and long-i

Math (RS) -- Addition and whole/part circles (Lesson 36a)

1. Buzz Went the Bee
2. Meet Trouble
... others

Yes.  A lot.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

April 8, 2012

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Review

Phonics (Pathways) -- Switching short-a for long-a

Math (RS) -- Writing equations with tally marks

1. Buzz Said the Bee
2. Take a Dip

Lots, didn't record

April 7, 2012

TONS of reading!

Friday, April 6, 2012

April 6, 2012

Handwriting -- Multiple "thank you" notes

1. Wake Up, Sun!
2. The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat
.... more

Not noted

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April 5, 2012

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'f'

Phonics (Pathways) -- Review sounds and blends

Math (RS) -- Adding with tally marks, writing equations (Lesson 35)

1. I Can Jump Higher by Paul Mann
2. Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street? by Eleanor Hudson
3. A Pony for a Princess by Andrea Posner-Sanchez
4. Flik's Perfect Gift by Judy Katschke
5. Wake Up, Sun! by David Harrison
6. Many BoB books

1. Clifford the Small Red Puppy by Norman Bridwell
2. It's Not Easy Being Big! by Stephanie St. Pierre
3. Dumpy the Dump Truck by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Hamilton
4. If You Were an Astronaut by Dinah Moche
5. Hop! Plop! by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Tali Klein

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

Science (BFSU) -- Introduce biological, natural non-biological, manmade (Lesson B-2)

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'b'

Phonics (Pathways) -- Introduce '-ang', '-ing', '-ong',  '-ung'

Math (RS) -- Making prices with pennies, nickels, and dimes (Lesson 34)

1. Ten Apples Up on Top by Theo LeSeig
2. finished "Bert & Ernie Busy Bakers"

1. I'm Dirty by Kate and Jim McMullan
2. Thomas and the Tigers by Christopher Awdry
3. James and the Balloons by Christopher Awdry
4. Dumpy the Dump Truck by Julie Andrews Edwards & Emma Walton Hamilton
5. The Princess and the Potty

April 3, 2012

Social -- SWO co-op

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'h'

Logic (LL) -- Various worksheets

Phonics (Pathways) -- Review '-sh', '-th', '-ch', and '-tch'

1. "Disney/Pixar Cars Roadwork"
2. "Calling all Piglets"
3. part of "Bert & Ernie Busy Bakers"
4. "Brain Freeze"
... and others

Forgot to record

Monday, April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012

Social -- Library storytime

Phonics (Pathways) -- Introduce 'y' suffix as long-e sound

Math (RS) -- Introduce "dozen"; grouping/counting by 5s (Lesson 33)

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Review

1. Bear Hugs by Alyssa Capucilli
2. Horse Show Champ by Jessie Parker
3. Biscuit's New Trick by Alyssa Capucilli
4. Look for the Lorax by Tish Rabe
5. Finding Nemo: Best Dad in the Sea by Amy Tyler
6. Various BoB books
From Brand New Readers by David Martin:
7. Piggy's Bath
8. Piggy's Pictures
9. Piggy's Sandwich
10. Piggy's Bedtime
11. Monkey the Mummy
12. Monkey, Where are You?
13. Happy Birthday
14. Monkey's Loose Tooth

1. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! by Dr. Seuss
2. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
3. Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia
4. Franklin's Blanket by Paulette Bourgeois
5. Thomas and the Tiger by Christopher Awdry
6. Thomas and the Birthday Party by Christopher Awdry
7. James and the Balloons by Christopher Awdry
8. Lego City: Fight This Fire! by Michael Anthony Steele
9. Disney's Mulan by Katherine Poindexter
10. Dozer's Wild Adventure by Karl Gude
11. Just Me and My Puppy by Mercer Mayer
12. Racing Cars by Jim Pipe
13. What Happens at a Firehouse? by Kathleen Pohl
14. Hooper Humperdink...? Not Him! by Theo LeSeig
15. Hop! Plop! by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Tali Klein
16. Go, Go, Cars!
17. Something To Do by David Lucas
18. Going to a Party by Anne Civardi
19. Spacebusters: The Race to the Moon by Philip Wilkinson

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1, 2012

Phonics (Plaid) -- Blending short vowels a, i (pages 87 & 88)

Phonics (Pathways) -- 4 letter words (page 47)

Handwriting (HWoT) -- Introduce 'm'

Math (RS) -- More on dividing a set into half

Reading -- Read all of "Bert & Ernie's The Pirate Map", "Tip Tip Dig Dig", multiple BoB books

1. A Day in the Life of a Builder by Linda Hayward
2. DC Superfriends Brain Freeze! by J. E. Bright
3. The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton
4. Truck Driver Tom by Monica Wellington
5. The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler
6. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
7. Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema
8. Sesame Street Insects by Karma Einhorn
9. A First Look at Animal: Animal Homes by Diane James and Sara Lynn