Surimono and Marine Science

We spent more of our school time outside of the house than we usually do this week, and had a lot of fun in the process. Here’s what we were up to.

Language Arts:

Shared reading: We started reading Heidi this week, I’m excited to share one of my childhood favorites with Brady

Grammar: We worked on identifying the subject of a sentence

Spelling: words that end in ‘ing’ or ‘er’

Reading comprehension: completing sentences based on a picture, sequencing pictures


Arithmetic: Brady has been practicing his addition skills by asking me to make him simple worksheets like this one

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Money math: Introduction of the dollar


We did an experiment to see if air takes up space

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And we did this little crystal tree experiment from Brady’s Easter basket

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We talked about reading and writing rhythms and learned about quarter and half notes


We made a surimono greeting in the style of Hokusai complete with homemade signature stamp (carved out of an eraser)

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Nicaragua (although we worked on our US and Canada puzzles as well)


On Tuesday we went to the Aquarium with some relatives that were in town, unfortunately I didn’t take my camera or phone so no pictures, but we had a lot of fun and even got to see the sharks have their lunch.

Saturday, however, was Marine Science day at the Hatfield Center and I got lots of pictures of Brady doing things like

Attempting to build a wall that would stop erosion on his pretend beach

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Trying to build a lego structure that would survive a lego-sized tsunami

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Petting an octopus named unicorn

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And various other sea creatures

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Checking out a submarine

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Learning about how they grow coral in the lab

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Listening to underwater sounds

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And just being his usual, goofy self

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Brady has also been spending a lot more time outside now that the weather has been (somewhat) nice(-ish) and has enjoyed helping daddy work on the yard

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And learning to play baseball

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New recipes we tried last week:

Asparagus fritatta

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And poutine

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Brady will be 5 on Friday and my annual nostalgic sobfest (and slideshow) are one entry back.

And that’s what we’ve been up to. How are things in your homeschool?


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