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|Posted by Whinghter on January 11, 2016 at 12:55 AM||comments (1)|
Hey Scholar parents!
I am very excited about this semester, and like every semester, I'm sneaking in a core skill for them to use. This time, I'm working on Mind Mapping (something that is becoming very popular with my grad students). It is very fun, and it will allow your Scholar to use a lot of creativity. I'll go over it on Day 1 so that they undertand what it is, and then we'll launch into more details in Psychology in the next weeks. For Week 1, we will go over introduction stuff and work on rapport more than anything. I'll be intentionally staying away from a lot of Clinical issues (e.g. mental illness) because that can hit close to home and it can also bring up some topics that I think you'd prefer to cover yourselves with your Scholars.
Each week, we'll be doing hands on type stuff, and many times, Scholars will be trying things out on you - please be willing to help with their "experiments" and "data collection" as needed. For some "experiments", I"ll need data sent to me ahead of time so that we can compute things (e.g., mean, SD). Helping your Scholar send in results will bolster our discussion as appropriate.
I am excited for this class - in the most geeky Psychologist way! See you soon!
|Posted by Leslie Bennett on January 8, 2016 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
Books needed for class:
Dinosaurs Before Dark
The Knight at Dawn
Mummies in the Morning
Pirates Past Noon
Night of the Ninjas **NOTE: Kids voted for this book to replace Vacation Under the Volcano.**
Day of the Dragon King
Tentative Schedule: We will spend two weeks on each book. Students will read 5 chapters each week before the scheduled class date to be ready for discussion.
Jan. 19 Dinosaurs Before Dark Ch. 1-5
Jan. 26 Dinosaurs Before Dark Ch.6-10
Feb. 2 The Knight at Dawn Ch. 1-5
Feb. 9 Co-op break
Feb. 16 The Knight at Dawn Ch. 6-10
Feb. 23 Co-op canceled
Mar. 1 Mummies in the Morning Ch. 1-5
Mar. 8 Invention Convention (No Class)
Mar. 15 Mummies in the Morning Ch. 6-10
Mar. 22 Co-op Break
Mar. 29 Pirates Past Noon Ch. 1-5
Apr. 5 Pirates Past Noon Ch. 6-10
Apr. 12 Egg-o-Nauts (No Class)
Apr. 19 Night of the Ninjas Ch. 1-5
Apr. 26 Night of the Ninjas Ch. 6-10
May 3 Day of the Dragon King Ch. 1-5
May 10 Field Day (No Class)
May 17 Day of the Dragon King Ch. 6-10
|Posted by Anne Cazalas on January 8, 2016 at 2:50 PM||comments (2)|
Voyagers-Life of Fred, Butterflies
I am going to tweak this as I go based on the levels of the kids in the class. We may end up doing a lot of small group activity to accommodate kids in different places.
Week 1 – Chapter concepts, 5 +4=9, one yard=3 feet, 5 o’clock, number of members in a set
Measurement Fun Scavenger Hunt! Chart and yard sticks
Week 2 – Chapter concepts – time, temperature, calendar work, and skip counting
Reuse butterfly clock from Week 1 for another activity
Calendar set-up, we will be making a calendar for the year in the next few lessons and we start it here, focus on days of the week at this lesson
Snack skip counting with animal crackers
Week 3- Chapter concepts-caterpillar/butterfly life cycle, skip counting, math symbols
Calendar-continuing making our calendar, focusing on months this lesson
butterfly life cycle snack activity
math symbols-braces, parantheses, brackets
Week 4- Chapter concepts- subtraction, time, addition, music notes, poetry, skip counting
Calendar-finish up if not done
Reuse butterfly clock from week 1
Learn musical symbols
Butterfly snack/craft - crackers & cheese
Week 5 – Chapter Concepts – protein & calcium, weight equivalents, ordinal numbers, time
Ordinal Numbers- Mathtacular DVD segment
Playdough ordinal burgers
Speed count, ordinal numbers
Week 6 – Chapter concepts- constellations, number words to a million
Constellation lacing cards
Reuse butterfly clock
Number word review up to a million, matching game, read How Much is a Million if time allows
Week 7 – Chapter Concepts – squares, 5:55=five minutes to five, deliberate versus inadvertent, sequence of days
Days of the Week game – We may skip this based on how they do making their calendars
Salty Sweet Squares (pretzels and mini marshmallows)
Opposite Worksheet-focus on inadvertent and deliberate
Week 8 – Chapter concepts- money, yurts, skip counting, addition
Days of the Week letter graph
How many nickels activity sheet
Addition with Books
Graham cracker square snacks
Week 9 – Chapter concepts- subtraction, German, money, time, constellations
Craft – build Orion's sword
Subtraction Fact Wheel
Week 10 – Chapter Concepts – time, astronomy, number words, alphabet
Fill In Time Worksheet
A-Z Think With Me (early finishers)
Week 11- Chapter Concepts – perpendicular, dozen, time
Perpendicular Simon Says
Fill 12 plastic eggs, label and fill with correct count, brainstorm other things that come as a dozen
Hip to Be Square sheet
Week 12- To be determined. We will either be wrapping up or we will discover what happens to Fred in some of the other chapters.
|Posted by tammykingcarlton on January 7, 2016 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
Spring Semester 2016
Memphis Homeschool Enrichment Cooperative
Jan 19 First Day—Assemble Lap Books, Geology ID Games
Jan 26 Intro to Geology: A View of Earth
Feb 2 Plate Tectonics: Internal Earth
Feb 9 Break
Feb 16 Minerals
Feb 23 The Rock Cycle
March 1 Igneous Rocks and Formations
March 8 Invention Convention
March 15 Sedimentary Rocks and Formations
March 22 Break
March 29 Metamorphic Rocks and Formations
April 5 Volcanoes
April 12 Egg –O-Nauts
April 19 Earthquakes
April 26 Landslides, Landforms, and Topography
May 3 Hydrogeology and the Ocean Floor
May 10 Field Day
|Posted by Laura Bolin on January 3, 2016 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
This is the tentative scedule for Storytime with Art
Week 1: THE SNOWY DAY---we will make snowflakes
Week 2: SNOWMEN AT NIGHT--- chalkart snowman
Week 3: MY HEART IS LIKE A ZOO--- heart shaped lion
Week 4: Goodnight Moon---window looking at the moon
Week 5: THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLER--- egg carton caterpillers
Week 6: HORTON THE ELEPHANT SITS ON A NEST--- paper nest with egg
Week 7: THE EASTER EGG---egg wreath
Week 8: CORDUROY--- Corduroy paper plate
Week 9: THE RAINBOW FISH---celery stamping (I will be using celery sticks, so if this is an issue let me know)
Week 10: (I'm looking at a few options for Earth Day/recycling books). Our art project will be something to repurpose.
Week 11: ELMER ELEPHANT---sponge painted Elmer
Week 12: GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU---Sorry not gonna tell, it's a Mother's day surprise
|Posted by Whinghter on January 3, 2016 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
HELLO THERE, AWESOME!
Today is a great day to pay dues early! $130 for returning families and $130 + $20 application fee for new folks! You'll want to include any class fees that relate to your kids, also (noting in the description area). PayPal is quick and easy (send money to friends/family option please, [email protected]). If you'd like to send via check, you can snail mail to Jeanie Whinghter.
If your New Years Resolution is to pay co op dues early, you'll be able to relax, knowing that you don't have to 1) hit the gym, 2) go on a diet, or 3) stop wearing yoga pants in 2016. Win-win.
|Posted by Sheila Prezioso on December 22, 2015 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
Fundraisers 1 slot remaining
Field Trips Full
Invention Conv 8-Mar 2 slots remaining
Egg-o-nauts 12-Apr 1 Slot remaining
Talent Show 7-May Full
Field Day 10-May Full
If your name is on the list of those who have not yet been assigned to a committee and I have not heard from you, please take a moment to check your email and get back to me. I promise it only takes two minutes. Also, please check over this for errors
Thank you all so much for your continuing commitment to making our co-op the fantastic success that it is. We couldn't be this awesome without all of our fabulous members. You ROCK!
|Posted by Alicia Wood on November 19, 2015 at 11:00 PM||comments (2)|
Would anybody be offended if I used a set of Nativity themed pattern block mats in my class? I assume it would be okay, but I just wanted to ask first. I think there is an angel, baby Jesus in a manger, shepherd, star, wise man and a camel.
|Posted by Andrea Simmons on November 16, 2015 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
This week we will be talking about the Central and Peripheral nervous systems. Check out the https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/words.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Stroop Test with your kiddo for some laughs. Since we only have one class left I will most likely send our personal persons to be completed at home. I would like our last class to review what we've learned this semester. I've had a blast with your kiddos. Thanks for letting me borrow them!
|Posted by Alicia Wood on November 14, 2015 at 9:50 PM||comments (0)|
Reminder: Class desciptions need to be emailed to [email protected] by Tuesday. I have already received quite a few. Thank you!