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Hello kinder friends!
Is anyone else not interested in the morman battalion trip? I just find it hard to have to listen to a talk about religion and god in a school event and also expose Ollie to that. Maybe I am over reacting but I’ve never seen this presentation before. Open to hearing opinions. Maybe we can walk around during the presentation?
Is there an equivalent thing we could do to make up for it Ms. Candia?
Field Trips are optional...
The field trip is in fact to Old Town and only a small portion of the field trip (end of day) will be to the Mormon Battalion.
There will not be any form of religious presentation/indoctrination as that would be against my professional code of conduct as an educator.
The Mormon Battalion exhibit is purely historical in nature depicting the journey across the country of some of the first settlers in San Diego and the cultural and architectural impact that they had at that time (and still today). It is very interactive and fun, my own son enjoys it very much.
This trip and experience is comparable to that of visiting the Junipero Serra Museum or a mission in San Diego...it is about the history of San Diego and early settlements, not about preaching a religion. The Mormon Battalion will give students a visual and hands on experience (which includes dressing up, panning for gold, pumping a water well, etc).
Social Studies standards K.3 and K.6 addressed
Thanks for clearing it up Ms Candia!
Today we have focused on math and the difference between plus and minus. Also working on sight words especially while reading.
Tomorrow we will be getting creative with a ocean themed project.
Monday is sea world day!
We did the 3 days of homeschool in 2, as we'll be out of town, so here's what we did both days:
Math packet & ST math. She also pranced around the house and counted past 100. I have pattern blocks (like the ones we used as kids!) and she had fun playing with the pattern blocks and following the designs that I had printed out (dog, penguin, giraffe...). We also played a little board game called "Sum swamp", which I found at a thrift store, and it touches on: addition, subtraction, and even and odds.
Reading leveled books and 1 level above. We also talked more about non fiction books and she picked a non fiction book about birds for me to read to her.
Went over "to, too, two" , played "sight word flash" and "racing sight words". We went over -en and -at words.
Then I pulled out some conditioner, flour, and cornstarch for the kids to try and figure out how to make playdough. They discovered they didn't need much liquid, and had fun experimenting on their own without me telling them how to do it. :o)
Yesterday Abdullah did reading his new book The dog. Than he worked with his brother on number writing than some additions. Today we also did some number counting and he had fun doing gardening with his sister.
Caleb and Noelle completed their math packet together... they know their 10 number bonds; great job, Ms. Candia!!!! Noelle worked on sight words... she wrote down the ones she missed, and then used them in made up sentences, which turned into a story. C and N also worked on the sight word "away", writing 3 sentences each using the word and underlining it. Both kiddos read "just right books" aloud to me... Caleb focused his attention on non fiction.
While Noelle was at piano practice, Caleb and I played sorry... he used our math skills to out wit me. And while Caleb was a BJJ, Noelle and I played memory... again, I was out witted by a 6 year old.
Monday we will be at Sea World... when we return from the FT, I will have C &N draw their favorite animal with a sentence to match.
Speaking of Field Trips, we are so excited for Old Town!!! Caleb and Noelle can't wait to take a step back in time and explore the history of San Diego!!!
Oliver worked on his math packet and then read a couple of his books. Later in the morning he did ST math and followed along as his sister did spelling city. Later in the day Ollie flew kites and and helped me work on a kayak sail. We talked about the names of the sailing parts and their functions.
We opted for the zoo Monday and stopped and practiced spotting sight words on each of the animal signs. Ollie really impressed me as he tried to sound out the animal Genus species. We got some insider tour info as we met up with some friends who work there (hummingbird feeder and the landscaper for Africa rocks). Oliver loves learning about the zoo and conservation.
Joshua has really been working hard over the last couple days. We done tons of reading and I’m excited to see how much he has grown. I’m pretty sure he’s moved up a level or two. We did our math packet from Tuesday as well as the one for homeschool which required very little help from me and lots of ST math. We also practiced Learning and writing our address and telephone number. Plus lots of pages in our letter sounds workbook. We also started learning how to tie her shoe. If anyone has advice on how to teach this quickly I would greatly appreciate it. And of course free writing every day. Tomorrow we will be heading to sea world for the field trip, then come home and write about something we learned. Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow!
Ps. I didn’t realize that blogging was required. I misunderstood and thought it was for sharing ideas and for questions. We have been working hard on all the other homeschool days, but if he would like me to go back and post what we did on the previous weeks please let me know Ms. Candia. Thanks for all you do!
We have had an asking fun filled week! We did the a full homeschool day on Thursday, the Zoo on Friday, attended amazing Cinderella birthday on Saturday and went to a CYT Peter Pan play today! We are also planning to go to the Sea Work trip tomorrow.
Zoe complete all her math packet and did some ST math and created her own math problems.
We also wrote some poems and journaled about the zoo and some of her favorite animals we saw.
We have been reading, reading, reading everyday and she is enjoying the huge stack of library books we got that are just right for her level.
I'm going to also have her journal about the Sea World trip tomorrow and do some more ST math and reading :)
We are super excited about the field trip!! Thanks for planning that 💕💕💕
Cash worked on math worksheets sent home then we printed out additional sheets and did those as well. He did independent reading as well as being read to by myself and his brother. We did some science with sheets of negative paper, we were able to place items (leafs, letter cutouts) on negative paper and place it in the sun, rinse and have a perfect negative of the item, the boys loved it. The boys wrote stories about their week and did a lot of out door playing both days. He practiced sight words and spelling as well. Monday we will head to Seaworld for some learning, hope to see some of you!
What a really fun idea with the negative paper! I want to try that! :)
We had the extra chore of getting our homework done on time so that we could enjoy our weekend away. We got the math and reading done and worked on our extra workbook too. Then we got on the road for a girlscout camping weekend. We learned out to use knives when cutting and safety, we went on a hike and talked about the local wildlife and we had a camp fire with S'mores as well. It was a great learning week!
Thursday and Friday we did the math packet and ST math. We read lots of books. We read non fiction books about the North Pole and the South Pole. Then Bryce wrote some things he learned about each of them and drew pictures. We also went to the Safari Park and saw many amazing animals. Today we attended Sea World and had a blast! The highlights were the cleaner fish, feeding and petting the sting rays and the sharks!
On Thursday we went to Disneyland, had so much fun. While we were there we talked about time, how many seconds in a minute and how many minutes in an hour. As we were waiting in those lovely lines we would count, I would try to get him to count to 120. On Friday he completed the math worksheets and worked in his brain quiz work book. He also wrote numbers down on a white board. We practiced his letters and a few of his sight words. Today he went to Sea World and had so much fun. When he got home I had him work on St Math and then draw me a picture and write about sea world.
Olli finished the math packet, practiced number bonds, worked on her site words, did ST math, worked in her workbook, filled in missing letters in words and read books (I can tell a big difference in her reading in only a couple of weeks). Today Olivia and her brother made edible slim form marshmallows and gummy worms. The kitchen is a mess 😂
For our home school days we stuck to the basics. We worked on the math packet, st math, quite a few sight words, reading and writing.
The sight words he works on are on a worksheet where he traces the word, writes it himself, finds the letters in the alphabet that spell the word, fills in the missing letter to complete the word and finally fills in the blank of a sentence.
For writing we worked on thank you notes. We read another highlights magazine and Caleb picked out a few books from home that he wanted to try to read on his own, and I helped where needed. We talked about the difference between fiction and non fiction and he shared about the books read in class also. We practiced counting to 100. We baked cookies using his new "big kid" real kitchen set - practiced measuring and talked briefly about why it's important for the ingredients to be added in the correct order (chemistry etc.). We played a a made up trivia game about outer space and he taught me a thing or two! We did the math packet and ST math. We did Sea World also. He had me read almost every sign he could find and he said "because it's a learning day". haha. He seemed really interested in the penguins.
We had three very full homeschools days. We did a bunch of ST math and Nova did sell city with her sister. We read a ton of books, went on a two hikes and the girls helped assemble and deliver meals to a temporary homeless shelter. we also did our math worksheets and re did two extras that we needed practice on. Then they were all immediately misplaced and we still haven't found them....we then went over a very fun lesson on being organized that included a video... with lots of practicing on being organized.
Olivia had a great couple of homeschool days! On Thursday she practiced writing sight words on her chalkboard along with writing two digit numbers up to 99. We talked a lot about the teen #'s and tens frames (mainly #'s by 10's - 10, 20, 30, etc) to understand how the "first #" changes. After that she completed a couple of her Eureka Math sheets and worked on a little ST Math while I helped her brother with his school work. For reading she read two Level 3 BOB books and also jumped on her brother's RAZ Kids account after he was finished and read a rhyming book. She finished her day with a trip to the dentist to get a cleaning and continue leaning the importance of dental health.
Friday we spent the day in Julian! We played in the snow that had fallen the night before and we toured the town in the chilly (31 degrees) weather. We made the little 0.5 mile walk up to the Gold Mine as we've done before to walk around but this time we took the 1 hour tour into the mine and the kids learned all about it. They also learned how to pan for gold. When we got home Olivia wrote a little journal entry about what she did that day.
Monday was Sea World day! We participated in watching the Orca Educational program and then spent the day visiting the belugas & walrus, penguins, sea turtles, sea lion show, and lots of running around play time!
Oliver brainstormed different homophones he knows. Then he made flashcards for them and we played charades. He also took a 1/2 mile jog and practiced dribbling and passing a basketball. For writing, Oliver wrote a letter to Luis Mario who lives in Bolivia. We also did some research on the country of Bolivia. Oliver also practiced counting to 100 and we did some adding and subtracting of money.
On Thursday, since Gage worked so hard and did so well on his presenting at the epic awards I decided that was enough school work for the day. Although we did so some reading in the evening. Over the rest of the long weekend we decided to do a little bit of school work on each day. He did, Math worksheets, st math, we added some words to his flash Clare's, reading, practiced counting all the way to 100. We went on a hike/tour at Stelzer County Park on Friday morning and learned about different animals and plants in The area. We then got to see and pet some reptiles, the rangers were feeding the snakes...Gage was in heaven!!!!
Hudson is beyond excited about the field trip! He talks about it almost every day. :) last weekend was filled with hands on learning. He wanted to do all his math homework on Thursday so he could have a little more freedom over the weekend. He went to his grandparents house on Friday morning and did reading there. Had his last basketball game of the season, and explored on a hike with dad. Monday we were not able to attend Sea world but we had a morning date together. Went out for breakfast where he read the menu and ordered himself (so proud!) went to the lake Murray to feed and observe the ducks, and ended at the store to spend some of his saved money on Pokémon cards. Where he had to figure out how much money he had and which ones fit into his budget.
Jake and his family went to stay at a dude ranch in Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara. We went to Moxi, the discover museum which was really great for the kids. It was a really neat place. Jake swam in a heated pool, rode a horse, walked on the pier, reading signs all along the way. ;)
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