Saturday, December 23, 2017

G3 W10 Transpiration

I forgot to do all the "" watermark thingies, as well as the drop shadow effect, but I had already uploaded the photos and whatnot, so I thought, "Oh Well'".
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Whenever we have a science lesson that incorporates some lab / hands-on work, you LOVE it! 
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You want to be involved in every step of the procedure,
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and our results were pretty awesome :)
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There was also a perfect day for kite-flying!
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This was the first time you spent 99% of the time flying the kite by yourself for like, more than 15 minutes at a time.
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In fact, we might have been out for half an hour or more.
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Also, hardly a day goes by without goofy silliness,
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which WE LOVE!!!!!!
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

G3 W9 Getting Ready for Halloween

Oh yeah, we're into the whole Halloween vibe.
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But we try to learn something as well, hidden beneath interesting titles, and of course, then there are the Weird School books :).
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School is still going strong. I think it is not as stressful when I think about how we have year round school, and so even if we are behind "regular school", in terms of chapters or units, we'll be okay at the end.
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Oh, and you have been asking for THIS costume for months now :)
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G3 W8 Making Friends

Daddy and I are always amazed at the number of books ( thousands and thousands, I'm sure ) that you have read by now, compared to when WE were kids. 
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I'm not too sure about Daddy's situation when he was a child, but when I was a child, we never went to the library.  Perhaps because it was because the local town library was poorly stocked and hardly had anything when I was growing up.
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Also,  for some reason, I can't seem to remember if there actually WAS a library at the primary / secondary school I attended.  I know that the school I attended in Upper Secondary had one, but I think it was very underutilized.  Plus, the teachers never actually encouraged us to borrow and read books back then, for some reason.Oct 08 G3 W82
Since the weather started getting cooler, we have brought out some of the "Cold Weather Items", and one of them is your little Angry Birds blanket, which you put to good use while we watched Journey 2 :)
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And then there was the time when the Golden Fish got to swim in the Golden Yolk.
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I know, I know, it is ( was ) October. These guys were everywhere, and you never want to miss a photo op. Ever.
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And THIS was me doing a DIY microscope for Science, seeing how we didn't have one.  It was fairly easy.  We were trying to see the individual plant cells using a very thin one-cell-thick onion skin.  I rigged a flashlight over a plastic container, 
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and then played around with the zoom feature of the cell phone camera.  Pretty impressive stuff, I might say.
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And although you are the only child and are homeschooled, you are never afraid of making friends everywhere you go.  We saw this little girl over at the Baptist Church indoor playground, and in no time, you were running around, playing Hide And Seek and Catch with her.
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She played a mean game of catch.
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The girl had Mad Skillz.
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

G3 W7 Suavity

We continue our quest to read the My Weird School series..

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And we received some of the Interlibrary Loans we had requested, namely some Graphic Novels :)

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We also borrowed and read books about how children had or did not have access to schools and books in other countries.

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You have been enjoying Andy Griffith's treehouse series as well,

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and I introduced you to a Malaysian author/graphic novelist, Lat.  You enjoyed his books more than I had anticipated, seeing how the themes and settings are so different from all you've ever known..

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We borrowed some books that tied in to some Science we were learning, 

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and read a host of other very interesting books.

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🎶 "This is the way we do our work, do our work, do our work" 🎵

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We had to go get some propane, and you asked if you could get out to observe.

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You love silliness, and so, Wile E Coyote certainly qualifies :)

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Favorite spot in Sam's.

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Never let a photo op slip by.

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We stopped by McMurray University during their Homecoming celebrations, 

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and walked around soaking in the atmosphere.

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Last but not least, my smooth, suave, chill little dude.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

G3 W6 Goofiness Galore

( as if a week goes by without goofiness )

as evidenced by all the Dav Pilkey books borrowed from the library.

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and Mo Willems books.

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AND Andy Griffiths.

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But we still try to be diverse :)

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THESE shots were right after you solved a Math Tangram Problem and was rolling around in exhilaration.

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We learned about Quotations and Dialogue,

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and you had some pretty funny ideas for the worksheet :)

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One day, you inadvertently dressed yourself up like Dr. Horrible.

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and did some Dot Painting,

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and then there was the time you tried to balance a package of Pinto Beans on your head,

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and tried to right the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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