Monthly Report: September 2017

School was still a little random this month. I had several huge deadlines at work, plus we spent two weeks at the beach.

Kid #1

  • Music: Practiced his saxophone some and saw a really amazing performance (with an exceptional saxophone player) of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
  • LA: Learned about adverbs in excruciating detail, did a lot of madlibs with his sisters. Read Found by Haddix and listened to Harry Potter 6 with his sisters.  Writing practice with Druidawn.
  • Social Studies: Watched a documentary about American before Columbus, read a chapter about the age of exploration.
  • Science: Read the sections of biology about atoms, ions and molecules; the properties of water, and carbon-based molecules. Did two labs to learn how to use a microscope and mount slides. Used an online simulator to investigate molecule polarity. Learned a lot about hurricanes this month, too! We also got out the telescope and looked at sunspots and learned about the solar wind and stuff like that.
  • Math: did a few more sections of the algebra book. Learned about probability and statistics.
  • PE: Homeschool soccer started! Mini-golf, hiking.
  • Health: Grilled chicken, hotdogs, hamburgers. Visited the Life Saving Station Museum in Ocean City.
  • Art: Made pottery and glass art.

Kid #2

  • Science: Cell types, cell specialization. Lab to learn to use microscope and make slides. Learned a lot about hurricanes and marine biology this month, too! 
  • History: Read a chapter about castles, read a bunch of books about castles and knights, made a family crest and a samurai hat. 
  • LA: Listened to Harry Potter 6 with her siblings, did a lot of Madlibs. Studied some word origins and linguistics.
  • Math: Worked a few problems from Teaching Textbooks 5.
  • Music: Watched Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
  • Health: Worked more on eating healthily. Swimming and ocean safety. Cooked a fruit tar with custard and fruit, cooked chicken.  Visited the Life Saving Station Museum in Ocean City.
  • Japanese: Learned more about Japanese with her dad.
  • PE: Homeschool soccer started! Mini-golf, hiking.
  • Art: Painted pottery, made decorated baked goods, chalk art.

Kid #3

  • History: Read a chapter about castles, read a bunch of books about castles and knights, made a family crest and a samurai hat. 
  • LA: Listened to Harry Potter 6 with her siblings, did a lot of Madlibs.
  • Math: Worked a few sections of Teaching Textbooks 3.
  • Science: Studied blood and made a model of it using candies and beans. Learned a lot about hurricanes and marine biology this month, too!
  • Music: Watched Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
  • Health: Swimming and ocean safety.  Visited the Life Saving Station Museum in Ocean City.
  • Art: Made things with beads, chalk art, painted pottery.
  • PE: Homeschool soccer started! Mini-golf, hiking.

 

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