Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Feb 25

Discussed Presidents and coins and dollar bills, and which presidents are on which coins and bills, and how much each is worth
Playground time
Pool time!

Thurs Feb 24

Downtown Homeschool Enrichment Classes
Conflict Resolution

Kids helped make banana bread and dinner entree

Wed. Feb 23

Read Peter Pan and the Berenstain Bears Family Reunion
Elle practiced reading the Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss
Ballet and Bee Bop

Tues Feb 22

Visited Disney's Animal Kingdom
Explored the veterinary area, saw where they do surgery on the animals, talked about surgical equipment, learned about insects, amphibians, reptiles, and others on display

Monday Feb 21

Field trip to Blue Springs to see the manatees

Discussed the make-up of water, atoms, oxygen and how humans versus fish, turtles, and other animals breathe, and color wheels and color mixing
Elle started adding with kitchen supplies

Library time
Playground time

Fri Feb 18

I burned my hand and Elle helped me dress it
Kids helped with dinner, meal prep, cleaning, etc!

Thurs Feb 17

Downtown Homeschool Enrichment Class
Knot Tying

Wed Feb 16

FIAR with Papa Piccolo: discussed homeless people and their needs and care, read Bittle and compared and contrasted the two stories (both are about caretakers who are unsure of themselves at first), reviewed cat breeds book and compared to illustrations, talked about Marco Polo and his explorations, and talked about fathers and their role in caregiving
Built a wind-up car with engineering kit
Did the surface tension of water experiment
Ballet and Bee Bop

Tues Feb 15

Co-op about the heart and how it pumps, how many beats per minute, kids listened to each other's heartbeats and counted
Playground time

Monday Feb 14

Valentine Party with our co-op
Elle wrote valentines for family

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sat Feb 12

Science Center
FIAR with Papa Piccolo- discussed homeless people and services they receive, adoption of animals, read the ASPCA guide to cats and learned about cat breeds, read trivia book about cats, described the use of art to depict motion and speed, talked about upcoming adoption of a new cat
Read Bittle, Hannah Montana chapter book, I Can Lick 30 Tigers by Dr. Seuss
Watched Disney Electricity DVD

Fri Feb 11

Elle helped with blogging
Practiced Disney typing game
Elle wrote valentines

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thurs Feb 10

Art     Class
Knot Tying

Wrote Valentines for Justin
Justin practiced writing his name

Watched Disney Electricity video

Wed Feb 9

FIAR with Papa Piccolo: discussed geography of Italy, Venice, cats in Venice, adoption and stewardship, gondolas, flags of Italy and Mexico, and read the Flags book and reviewed flags of countries we have studied and others
Read Bittle, Berenstain Bears and Report Card Trouble, Things ThaT Sometimes Happen, My Mother Is So Smart, Hanna Montana
Elle read The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
Ballet and Bee Bop

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tues Feb 8

Read The Berenstain Bears and the Big Pet Show, Don't Pollute, Go Out to Eat, and the New Baby, My Mother is So Smart, and skimmed Papa Piccolo
Elle did Explode the Code phonics workbook

Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday Feb 7

Elle worked on Explode the Code for phonics
Watched a math DVD on adding
Consumer math
Library time

Sun Feb 6

Read a Day With No Crayons
Looked through the crayon colors to find those in the book, discussed color mixing

Sat. Feb. 5

Trip to Bok Tower Gardens
Learned about topography of Florida and native plants
Fed the koi fish
Elle practiced writing

Friday Feb. 4

Elle worked on Explode the Code phonics workbook
Read a Day With No Crayons

Thurs. Feb. 3

Downtown Homeschool Enrichment Classes
Nautical knot tying

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wed Feb 2

Elle started Explode the Code book 2 for phonics
Elle wrote emails to family and Justin drew cards for family
Ballet and Bee Bop

Tues Feb 1

Mad Scientist co-op about insects
Read Berenstain Bears and Sick Days and Count Their Blessings, The Art Lesson, and You Wouldn't Want to Live in Pompeii!
Consumer math

Monday Jan 31

FIAR with Papa Piccolo- talked about adoption and stewardship of foster and shelter animals, and responsibilities when animals live in your house
Read Dr. Seuss' Sleep Book, Berenstain Bears Sick Days and Mama's Day, The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola (biographical book), and Elle read Dr. Seuss' The Shape of Me and Other Stuff