Spring Break – 2017

It’s such a blessing to begin a new season! Spring always seems like such a joy to me with it’s brighter and warmer days, after winter’s darkness and coldness. We are happy to officially begin spring and Spring Break today, even though we unofficially started ours March 16th. This season holds another treasure for us as a family: we await the birth of a new baby any day now. Everything is as ready as possible, and any extra events or tasks of our schedule are paused. Basic household chores naturally continue, as do stories, games, park days, and visits with family and friends.

May you also have a happy Spring Break, full of joy as a new season of life begins!

Grade 4 and Preschool: Term #3, Day #20

— Make a peaceful home where learning happens.

— Little kids may come to work at the table or play freely as they wish.

  • 8:20
    • First class: Visual Art.
    • Art: Drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing, stickers.
  • 10:20
    • Morning recess: free play, puzzles, quiet reading.
    • Get lunch ready.
    • Kids empty the dishwasher, set the table, sort and fold any laundry.
  • 11:00
    • Lunch.
    • Kids clear the table, load the dishwasher, and sweep the floor.
    • I finish tidying up and any other mid-day chores.
  • 12:20
    • Errands.
    • Visit someone, play outside, go to a park, or free play.
  • 2:20
    • Afternoon recess, snack, and tea.
  • 3:20
    • Free time or cartoon time.

Daily Schedule: Home Routine

Grade 4 and Preschool: Term #3, Day #19

— Make a peaceful home where learning happens.

— Little kids may come to work at the table or play freely as they wish.

  • 8:20
    • First class: Visual Art.
    • Art: Drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing, stickers.
  • 10:20
    • Morning recess: free play, puzzles, quiet reading.
    • Get lunch ready.
    • Kids empty the dishwasher, set the table, sort and fold any laundry.
  • 11:00
    • Lunch.
    • Kids clear the table, load the dishwasher, and sweep the floor.
    • I finish tidying up and any other mid-day chores.
  • 12:20
    • Errands.
    • Visit someone, play outside, go to a park, or free play.
  • 2:20
    • Afternoon recess, snack, and tea.
  • 3:20
    • Free time or cartoon time.

Daily Schedule: Home Routine

Grade 4 and Preschool: Term #3, Day #18

— Make a peaceful home where learning happens.

— Little kids may come to work at the table or play freely as they wish.

  • 8:20
    • First class: English Language Arts and Visual Art.
    • Art: Drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing, stickers.
    • Writing (T + L): Numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
    • Math (T + L): Workbook: Counting, adding using visuals.
    • Spelling: The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading. Lesson 54, 55: Digraphs NG and SH; Digraph Blend SHR. Page 113-117. The ABC’s and All Their Tricks. Page 235.
    • Grammar: First Language Lessons, Level 3. Lesson 55. Adjectives. Page 239-243.
  • 10:20
    • Morning recess: free play, puzzles, quiet reading.
    • Get lunch ready.
    • Helping to make lunch (H): Peanut Butter Sandwiches and Fresh Vegetables.
    • Kids empty the dishwasher, set the table, sort and fold any laundry.
  • 11:00
    • Lunch.
    • Kids clear the table, load the dishwasher, and sweep the floor.
    • I finish tidying up and any other mid-day chores.
  • 12:00
    • Field Trip: Orchard Museum!
    • Exhibit: Orchard Equipment and Tools
    • Class: Honeybees.
  • 2:20
    • Afternoon recess, snack, and tea.
    • Visit someone, play outside, go to a park, or free play.
  • 3:20
    • Free time.
  • 4:20
    • Helping to cook supper (H): French Toast with Strawberries and Pear Sauce.

Daily Schedule: Home Routine

Grade 4 and Preschool: Term #3, Day #17

— Make a peaceful home where learning happens.

— Little kids may come to work at the table or play freely as they wish.

  • 8:20
    • Field Trip: Science Center!
    • Exhibit: Dinosaurs.
    • Exhibit: Solar System.
  • 12:00
    • Lunch.
  • 12:20
    • Exploring the Science Center.
  • 1:20
    • Playing outside at the Science Center park.
  • 3:20
    • Free time or cartoon time.
  • 4:20
    • Helping to cook supper (H): Pasta, Vegetables, Pork Stir-fry.

Daily Schedule: Home Routine

Grade 4 and Preschool: Term #3, Day #16

— Make a peaceful home where learning happens.

— Little kids may come to work at the table or play freely as they wish.

  • 8:20
    • First class: English Language Arts and Visual Art.
    • Art: Drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing, stickers.
    • Spelling: The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading. Lesson 53: Beginning Blends: SQU, SW, TW. Page 112. The ABC’s and All Their Tricks. Page 214, 230, 246.
    • Grammar: First Language Lessons, Level 3. Lesson 54. Newton’s Laws of Gravity. Page 237-238.
  • 12:00
    • Quiet reading.
    • Read and Repeat (T + L): Judy Freudberg, Vegetable Soup. B.G. Ford, Don’t Forget the Oatmeal.
  • 12:20
    • Third Class: Mathematics.
    • Workbook: Jump Math 4.2. Area. Page 286, 287, 288.
    • Little kids have naps or quiet play time.

Daily Schedule: Home Routine

Grade 4 and Preschool: Term #3, Day #15

— Make a peaceful home where learning happens.

— Little kids may come to work at the table or play freely as they wish.

  • 8:20
    • Playing outside in the snow and building a snowman.
    • Free play inside.
    • Art: Drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing, stickers.
  • 10:20
    • Morning recess: free play, puzzles, quiet reading.
    • Get lunch ready.
    • Kids empty the dishwasher, set the table, sort and fold any laundry.
  • 11:00
    • Lunch.
    • Kids clear the table, load the dishwasher, and sweep the floor.
    • I finish tidying up and any other mid-day chores.
  • 12:00
    • Quiet reading.
    • Read and Repeat (T + L): Anna Milbourne, How Deep is the Sea. B. G. Ford, Grover’s Book of Cute Little Baby Animals.
  • 12:20
    • Third Class: Mathematics.
    • Workbook: Jump Math 4.2. Concepts in Decimals, dividing by 10 and 100, changing units. Page 281, 282, 283.
    • Little kids have naps or quiet play time.
  • 1:20
    • Free play.
  • 2:20
    • Afternoon recess, snack, and tea.
    • Sorting, organizing, and cleaning.
    • Free time.
  • 3:20
    • Playing outside.

Daily Schedule: Home Routine

Grade 4 and Preschool: Term #3, Day #14

— Make a peaceful home where learning happens.

— Little kids may come to work at the table or play freely as they wish.

  • 8:20
    • First class: English Language Arts and Visual Art.
    • Art: Drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing, stickers.
    • Memorizing: Robert Frost, A Patch of Old Snow. Robert Frost, Dust of Snow. Robert Frost, Now Close the Windows.
    • Writing (T + L): Letters. Handwriting Without Tears. Review.
    • Spelling: The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading. Lesson 52: Beginning Blends. Page 110, 111. The ABC’s and All Their Tricks. Page 88, 138, 246.

Daily Schedule: Home Routine

Grade 4 and Preschool: Term #3, Day #12

— Make a peaceful home where learning happens.

— Little kids may come to work at the table or play freely as they wish.

  • 8:20
    • First class: English Language Arts and Visual Art.
    • Art: Drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing, stickers.
    • Memorizing: Robert Frost, A Patch of Old Snow. Robert Frost, Dust of Snow.
    • Writing (T + L): Letters. Handwriting Without Tears: Review.
    • Spelling: The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading. Lesson 51: Beginning Blends. The ABC’s and All Their Tricks, Page 226, 227, 229, 230, 231.
    • Grammar: First Language Lessons, Level 3. Lesson 53. Diagramming sentences. Page 233-236.
  • 10:20
    • Morning recess: free play, puzzles, quiet reading.
    • Get lunch ready.
    • Kids empty the dishwasher, set the table, sort and fold any laundry.
  • 11:00
    • Lunch.
    • Kids clear the table, load the dishwasher, and sweep the floor.
    • I finish tidying up and any other mid-day chores.
  • 12:00
    • Quiet Reading.
  • 12:20
    • Second Class: Mathematics.
    • Workbook: Jump Math 4.2. Differences of 0.1 and 0.01. Page 279, 280.
    • Little kids have naps or quiet play time.
  • 1:20
    • Afternoon recess, snack, and tea.
    • Visit someone, play outside, go to a park, or free play.
  • 2:20
    • Third Class: Visual Art.
    • Watercolor Painting.
  • 3:20
    • Free time.

Daily Schedule: Home Routine