Friday

FIELD TRIP TO CRYSTAL CAVE!! After attending the ERCLC’s Cave Activity on Tuesday, we headed out to the real deal on Friday on a school field trip to Crystal Cave in Sequoia National Park. This is a trip we’d been wanting to make for years with the kids (especially Adam), but just hadn’t gotten around to. It was really exciting […]

Thursday

LANGUAGE ARTS: Handwriting w/o Tears (K): pgs 12-14 (P, B, R) Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons: #22 Read: Bob Book (Mat) Watched Word Girl Bedtime story MATH: Right Start Math A: #5 (after which Mommy decided to move to R.S. B, since A was too slow for him) SCIENCE: Watched Wild Kratts Watched Peep in the […]

Wednesday

SCIENCE: At Fresno Pacific University, at a virtual class with a ranger at a park in another part of the state. REALLY COOL!! Tyr is bottom right, sitting with his best buddy, Keizo. Learned about Anza Berrego Desert State Park, its flora/fauna/geology/etc, from a ranger there. LANGUAGE ARTS: Played Jumpstart (1st grade) Bedtime story MATH: Played Jumpstart (1st grade) P.E.: […]

Wednesday

SCIENCE: Learned about Anza Berrego Desert State Park, its flora/fauna/geology/etc, from a At Fresno Pacific University, at a virtual class with a ranger at a park in another part of the state. REALLY COOL!! Maeve is right up front in pink with braids.ranger there. Worked on refilling bird feeder Observed and attempted to feed our resident praying mantis P.E.: Went […]

Tuesday

SCIENCE: Attended ERCLC‘s Family Activity on Caves…learned about: Cave animals, watersheds (water filtered through pollution/rocks/sand/sink holes), rocks (dissolvability, what rocks are best in the making of caves & why & how), geology (looked at examples of different kinds of rocks), Crystal Cave (heard presentation about the cave from ranger.)     Pictures Maeven took at the Geology table:

Tuesday

SCIENCE: Attended ERCLC‘s Family Activity on Caves…learned about: Cave animals, watersheds (water filtered through pollution/rocks/sand/sink holes), rocks (dissolvability, what rocks are best in the making of caves & why & how), geology (looked at examples of different kinds of rocks), Crystal Cave (heard presentation about the cave from ranger.) Played “Where’s My Water“ Played “Rail Maze“ MATH: Played Jumpstart (1st […]

Monday

SOCIAL STUDIES: [openbook booknumber=”ISBN:0195095065″ templatenumber=”1″]Book 1, Ch 9 & 10       SCIENCE: Attended our first Currclick Lego Club (virtual class). Listening to/watching the instructor streaming live on her dad’s computer: The instructor sent a list of supplies to have on hand, then we logged into the online classroom at the specified time and watched a short lecture about […]

Monday

LANGUAGE ARTS: Handwriting Without Tears, Kindergarten, p. 11 (D) Read to (picture books) Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, #21 SCIENCE: Watched Dinosaur Train Watched Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about That Buried a dead bird (we found it the night before, floundering on our doorstep…started a discussion about life/death. We put a box over […]

BOOK REVIEW: Positive Discipline

This is the book we used at the high quality preschool I used to teach at, years ago. I HIGHLY recommend this form of discipline because I’ve seen it work. The main concept in this discipline is RESPECT. Not just children respecting parents, but parents respecting children! Also check out the Positive Discipline website. This philosophy uses age appropriate expectations […]