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Monday, September 28, 2009

Homeschool Log Monday 9/28/09

Austin - Add Fractions with Common Denominator Video*, Mr. Duey-Improper Fractions Video*
Amanda - Color the Apples Fraction Worksheet
I had originally planned for Austin to work on some more challenging math. But just before math time he realized that his pet mice were acting strangely - very lethargic. Because he was very upset about this I knew that trying to do anything to challenging right then was likely to bring on an overload induced meltdown. So I opted to have him watch these brief videos to keep the concepts fresh in his mind without being overwhelming. This seemed to work well. One of these videos made him laugh which helped. And the mice seem to be doing fine now, so all is well.

Language Arts
Austin - Noun Dunk*
Amanda - Nouns Worksheet

*Starred activities found at Gamequarium

Austin and Amanda - Review Spelling Words

Amanda copying her spelling words.

Austin - Chines Fable - Morning Three Night Four
Amanda - Chapter 10 from SOS Titanic by Eve Bunting

Austin and Amanda - Dance Mat Typing -Level 1, Stages 1 & 2

Austin loves these typing lessons. And he IS getting a haircut this week!

Austin and Amanda-Chapters 30 and 31 from Anne of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery

Austin and Amanda - Psalm 8, Psalm 16, Psalm 19, Psalm 24

Sign Language
Austin and Amanda - Unit 9 Vocabulary

Austin and Amanda - Quilt Block Coloring Pages

Austin and Amanda - The Science Channel - Really Big Things:Bellagio Fountains

Preschool Fun
I was hoping to take the kids outside for awhile today. It was sunny but our backyard was still rather soggy from all the rain over the weekend so we stayed inside. But we had fun. This week we start learning the letter Ff. So we're learning some new songs. Michael also colored a template of the letter Ff.

We read three stories.

We had a lot of fun building with blocks and talking about the different colors of blocks we were building with. Michael especially had a real interest in identifying the colors today.

We also played with balloons and talked about the different colors.

We read three stories.
1. Four Seasons for Little People by Dr. Jerry Ballard and Kimberly Ballard. This book had fun illustrations by Lynne Marie Davis that we enjoyed looking at and talking about.

2. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises Any book by Dr. Seuss is sure to be a hit.

3. Abraham and Sarah's Surprise by Stephen Elkins.

We enjoyed listening too and singing along with a CD of children's Bible songs.

Something I enjoy seeing and truly see a lot of most days is the older and younger kids enjoying spending time together. They learn so much from each other.

And if there's nothing else fun to do there are always some interesting critters somewhere close by to watch.

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