Saturday, November 17, 2012

October 2012 ~ Homeschool Rewind

Family Read Alouds:

  • Wisdom and the Millers, chapters 18-19
  • David and Goliath, Tomie DePaola's Book of Bible Stories
  • The Fall of Jericho, Tomie DePaola's Book of Bible Stories
  • The Light of the World, Katherine Paterson
  • The Good Samaritan from Sacred Myths: Stories of World Religions
  • The 23rd Psalm from the King James Bible, Michael Hague
  • The Legend of St. Christopher, Margaret Hodges
  • The Gift of the Tree, Alvin Tresselt
  • Miss Suzy, Miriam Young
  • A Tree is Nice, Janice Udry
  • The Pumpkin Book, Gail Gibbons ~ Life cycle of a pumpkin 
  • Saint George and the Dragon, Margaret Hodges
  • Paul Bunyan from The Treasury of Children's Literature
  • Robert E. Lee and the Wounded Soldier from The Child's Book of America
  • Our Island Story, chapters 1 & 2
  • The Sword of Damocles from 50 Famous Stories Retold
  • Jack and the Beanstalk from The Red Fairy Book
  • Rapunzel from The Red Fairy Book
  • Sleeping Beauty in the Wood from The Blue Fairy Book
  • East o the Sun and West o the Moon from The Blue Fairy Book 
  • The Nettle Spinner from The Red Fairy Book
  • Bambi, Felix Salten, chapters 1-4
  • The Last Little Cat, Meindert DeJong
  • Tatterhood from Tatterhood and Other Tales, Ethel Phelps 
  • Festival of Stones, chapters 1-6 
  • Hansel and Gretel from The Treasury of Children's Literature
  • Read lots of poems from Favorite Poems Old and New and Read Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young
  • Sparkle Stories "The Story of the First Jack-0-Lantern"
  • Five Little Peppers and How they Grew, chapter 1
  • Tilly Witch (Your Story Home)
  • The Luckiest Ghost (Your Story Home)
  • The Halloween Candy Nightmare (Your Story Home)
  • The Halloween of Edgar Poe (Your Story Home)

The Three Rs:

Ch and Sh phonics, created a page in her Main Lesson Book
Copywork in print many times, from books we read
Wrote a thank-you card
English for the Thoughtful Child, lessons 1 and 2 orally
Read aloud to me from Harriet Treadwell Reader for 10 minutes several times (finished the First Reader)
Read aloud to me Amanda Pig
Read silently: 
  • Prairie Friends, Nancy Levinson
  • Chicken Soup with Rice, Maurice Sendak
  • In a Dark, Dark Room and other Scary Stories, Alvin Schwartz
  • Lionel in the Fall, Stephen Krensky
  • The Lad and the North Wind, Treadwell Reader
  • Black Beauty and the Thunderstorm, Susan Hill
  • Clara and the Bookwagon, Nancy Levinson
  • Horse, Malachy Doyle
  • Going to Sleep on the Farm, Wendy Lewison
  • A Little Prairie House, adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • A Little House Birthday, adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Amanda Pig and the Awful, Scary Monster, Jean Leeuwen
  • Tales of Amanda Pig, Jean Leeuwen
  • Mama Don't Allow, Thacher Hurd
  • Mythical Creatures "Dragons", Charlotte Guillain
  • No More Monsters for Me, Peggy Parish
  • Doctor DoLittle's Great Adventure, Hugh Lofting 
Completed 4 lessons in Math U See
Copywork in cursive several times from books we read
Dictation from The Last Little Cat
Written Narration of The Dog and His Shadow
Wrote a thank-you card, addressed envelope and mailed
Typing several times
English for the Thoughtful Child, Lessons 1-11
Lots of storytelling to us
  • Freckle Juice, Judy Blume
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Judy Blume
  • Bard of Avon, Diane Stanley and narrated
  • How to Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell
  • Half of Phantom Tollbooth (decided not to finish at this time)
  • Started Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims and narrated (finished in November) 

  • Playing UNO
  • Connect the dots
  • Squirrels collecting acorns ~ adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
  • Squirrel problems ~ moved from horizontal to vertical
  • Lots of practice problems in all four processes
  • Counting by 2s, 5s and 10s
  • Clapped 2s, 5s and 10s times tables

Other Family Subjects:

MUSIC:  Mozart ~ We listened to Masters of Classical Music, Mozart every morning.

MEMORY:  Come Little Leaves by George Cooper ~ Both girls memorized this long poem and recited it beautifully.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: German ~ We listened to several lessons multiple times, all on audio. These are mostly songs and games and the girls LOVE it.

  • Zoo Field Trip as a family ~ fall is a WONDERFUL time to go!
  • Nature Study with Daddy at the beach
  • Two Nature Walks in our neighborhood
  • Collected fall items
  • Collected acorns for Squirrel math
  • Observed squirrels in our yard as well as birds
  • Mythbusters
  • Fort Caroline National Monument ~ learned about Timicuan Native Americans and French occupation of our area
  • Watched 3 episodes of Liberty's Kids
  • Baked pumpkin muffins together
  • Cooked pumpkin soup together
  • Costume making
  • Learned to shuffle cards
  • The Princess made birds out of fuzzy sticks.
  • The Hippie made masks for a party.
  • Several other self-directed crafts and handwork projects
  • Created ALL ABOUT ME pages
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Spookle party created by Hippie, enjoyed by family
  • Surfing lessons with Daddy 
  • Corn Maze field trip
  • Park Day with friends
  • Downtown Art Walk ~ lots of "lessons" by talking to the artists and asking tons of questions
  • Sea and Sky Spectacular Air Show 
  • Several library trips

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