Monday, November 30, 2015


Just before Thanksgiving we had a co-op day where we created our own cause and effect contraptions. The idea was to invent a contraption that would make a bell ding.

Everyone branched off to make their creations in smaller groups. Eventually most of us pitched in to make a domino line up that went around the room.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

LA & Geography

Jayden is working diligently to finish his 4th grade math early. He is now 66% complete!
The kids have been working on conjunctions. Caitlin worked on putting two sentences together.
 Jayden worked on commas, conjunctions, and independent clauses.
We finally picked up our geography lessons again. Jayden helped Caitlin locate it on the map. Then we read a little bit about it in our Atlas.
 We learned many facts about Delaware, including the state fish, bird, and flower.

We learned about the Delaware Memorial Bridge and the kids made their own replica out of legos.

Monday, November 23, 2015

A little bit of this and a little bit of that...

We have been learning about the phases of the moon. 
We learned that the moon revolves around the Earth, while the Earth revolves around the sun. It seemed confusing until we acted it out. 
We also learned the length of time it takes the moon to rotate around the Earth (appx 27 days), and how long it takes the Earth to revolve around the sun (appx 1 year).
Coincidentally, our local library had a space camp program discussing the phases of the moon. They got to use oreos to demonstrate what the phases looked like. I think this is a project we should retry at home, to make sure the lesson really sinks in! ;)

Our Brave Writer book this month is How to Eat Fried Worms
Someone turned 7! Her request: green pancakes, bacon, and eggs for breakfast. 

 This is the birthday cake she asked for...
And in karate, the birthday kid gets to break a board. Here is her breaking her board!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Who Dunnit?

Last week the kids participated in a local library event called "Who Dunnit?" They were each given a character from "The Wizard of Oz" to play. Jayden was the "Wizard" and Caitlin was the "Wicked Witch of the West".

The objective was to find out who killed the Wicked Witch of the East, but the tricky part was not even the killer knew who did it, so everyone is a suspect.

The kids all worked together to ask scripted questions, crossing off suspects through process of elimination.
 In the end they discovered a munchkin killed her because she constantly ridiculed them.

It was a lot of fun!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

More Halloween Fun!

We went to an amazing homeschool Halloween party! The kids collected materials and made decorations for the party during one of our co-op meetups. 

Ready for the party!

 Cait did an egg race.  She had to hold an egg on a spoon without dropping it.

The kids all participated in a donut eating contest. They had to eat the donut from a string without using their hands.

 We had a costume contest.
 Caitlin won "Scariest Costume".
We went to Juan's job for our annual trick or treat fun. They made cookies and got an enormous amount of candy!