Thursday, March 25, 2010

QOTD: Mom how many seonds in a year?

Ironhide, new nickname Jet Ray, woke this morning and asked "Mom how many seconds in a year?"

Google produced: 1 year = 31,556,926 seconds

"How many in two years...Oh you just multiply by 2 right? So when are we going to get started on that multiplication stuff Mom?"

I thought to myself, that is not part of my math plan...that is not on the schedule. But again why do you homeschool? So you can change the plan right?

So this morning will include review of skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. Leading up to the defining what multiplication is via BrainPopJr. and Schoolhouse Rock. Then starting with hands on examples of twos.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

FIAR: Owl Moon Lapbook

This was book was a struggle at first. Reading about snow when there is about 30 plus inches outside your window was not a good move. I think it added to his cabin fever. The great thing was we were able to get out and take a fieldtrip to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's Naturalist Center. We got to spend one on one time with the staff and explored owl pellets collected by the staff as well as see giant mouths. The day also included working with rocks, minerals, bones, and learning about animal tracks.

I will include the photos later...Blogger is having issues uploading them tonight.

Lapbook Resources

Homeschool Share

The Homeschool Mom (THM)

Enchanted Learning

Thoughtful Thursday-Hello March

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Happy B-Day Dr. Seuss!

Wow time flies when you move across country and have a handful of blizzards. Well he said it himself in our favorite book....

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the one who'll decide where you'll go. Oh the places you'll go."Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

We don't have anything special planned this year. Last year we did some outside activities. Today will be spent wrapping up Olympics and reading about France, a highwire and courage.

Monday, March 1, 2010

The 2010 Winners Are......