Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012

Handwriting -- Thank you note

Math (RS) -- Adding tens and ones worksheet

1. "Henry and Mudge on a Goosechase"
2. All of "Frog and Toad are Friends"
3. All of "Frog and Toad Together"
4. Two or three "Elephant and Piggie" books
.... and more

Monday, May 28, 2012

May 28, 2012

Phonics (ETC) -- Continued 'ar'

Math (RS) -- Introduced building-10 game Old Main; adding tens and ones

1. Chapter 4 of "Flat Stanley"
2. Part of "Frog and Toad Are Friends"
3. "The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat"

Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 27, 2012

Math (RS) -- Hundreds problems, review of whole-part circles

Phonics (ETC) -- More 'ar'

LOTS of books, over 2 hours of reading
1. Comics
2. Frog and Toad Are Friends
3. There is a Bird on your Head
4. The Pinkeriffic Playdate
5. I Can Jump Higher
6. Chapters 1-3 of Flat Stanley
7.... and more

Saturday, May 26, 2012

May 25-26, 2012

Still searching for a good phonics that will hit Nugget where she is.  After a tour of the FPEA homeschool conference, I settled on Explode the Code level 6.

Phonics (ETC) -- Pages 1, 2, and 3 of 'ar'

Language arts -- Correct on all of Dolch 3rd grade

Math (RS) -- Introduce hundreds; Go to the Dump

Field trip -- Orlando Mini Maker Faire (robotics, rocketry, general inventiveness)

1. A Mother's Love
2. Frog and Toad Are Friends
3. The Avengers

Monday, May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

Handwriting -- thank you note

Math (RS) -- building tens and ones worksheet

Language arts -- tested Dolch sight word lists

1. Calling All Piglets
2. Helping Out Day, Hooray!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

May 20, 2012

Science -- Released 2 monarchs; observed one emerge from the chrystalis

Handwriting -- Thank you note

Math (RS) -- Go to the Dump game

Phonics (Pathways) -- 'ar' and 'or' sounds and various spellings

Language Arts (Reading a-z) -- Read "The Busy Pond" (level D) and used visualizing and word decoding strategies

1. Caps in the Air
... various others during the day

Yes, didn't record

Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 19, 2012

Language arts (A-Z) -- I'm trying out Reading A-Z's leveled reading program.  Nugget tested around reading level G or H, but I've moved down to level D to get the benefit of the earlier language arts topics.  Today she read "Animal Tongues" and we discussed visualization, nouns, and similes.

Friday, May 18, 2012

May 12-16, 2012

We took a driving trip to Asheville, NC.

Geography -- observed and discussed the change as we moved from the flat, tropical landscape of Florida up into the cool mountains of North Carolina.

Science -- toured the Western North Carolina Nature Center where we saw numerous native animals and plants; completed their "Wild Child" badge by doing 3 activities (compass navigation; water/soil/air temperature; observing, identifying, and drawing a caterpillar).

Read a tremendous number of books, ranging from level 1 to level 3 and including working on an early chapter book.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 7-10, 2012

Science -- Continued observation of our monarchs.  5 are in chrystalises, 2 are about to form them.  

Handwriting -- Thank you notes

Math (RS) -- Review of tens and ones

Phonics (Pathways) -- Posessives

Multiple readers, ranging from level 1 to an early chapter book.  She easily read the last reader in the Hooked on Phonics grade 1 set.  Her comfort level seems to fall around late 1st/early 2nd, although she pushes higher with help.  For instance, today she read half a chapter of a "Ready, Freddie" book, rated at GLE 3.2.  She wasn't smooth and needed help with about a word every paragraph or two, but she made significant progress.

Yes, didn't record

Sunday, May 6, 2012

May 6, 2012

Science: Magnetized a needle and built a floating compass; observed how the the compass always  returns to N-S orientation after being disturbed; compared with the display on an electronic compass; used the floating compass to identify the orientation of a room (thanks, Pop-pop!).

1. Ten Apples Up on Top
2. The Bike Lesson
3. The Cat in the Hat
4. The Best Nest

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 5, 2012

Social -- Joann's pompom making class (2 hours)

Math (RS) -- Go to the Dump game

1. Bubble Trouble
2. Drive Along
3. Hop on Pop

Yes, didn't record

Friday, May 4, 2012

May 1-4, 2012

Again, a house guest has kept me from recording our homeschool, but we continued to have PJ homeschool each evening.

Science -- continued observation and recording of caterpillars, including watching them form their hanging-silk, move into a J-shaped hanging position, and turn into a chrysalis (we watched 2 of them during their transformation).

Handwriting (HWoT) -- completed the kindergarten workbook.

(She later caught and fixed the missing 'f')

Handwriting -- writing thank you notes for her birthday party.

Math (RS) -- Go to the Dump game

Reading (including but not limited to):
1. Biscuit Wins a Prize
2. Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath
3. Pinkalicious School Rules
4. Baker, Baker, Cookie Maker
5. Assorted high-level Bob books
6. Lots of environmental print (parts of her High Five magazine, the back of a milk carton, etc)

Yes, many, didn't record