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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Book Report: Thursdays with the Crown by Jessica Day George

First Name: Henry Age: 9 Book Title: thursdays with the crown Author: Jessica Day George Fiction Genres: Fantasy Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.: It takes place in a dangerous forest in Hatheland. This is the land were the griffins came from. Hathelannd is full of magic […]

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Book Report: Spirit Animals: Hunted by Maggie Stiefvater

First Name: Charlie Age: 7 Book Title: Spirit Animals: Hunted Author: Maggie Stiefvater Fiction Genres: Fantasy Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.: It takes place at Erdas. Erdas is a planet of five continents, which are similar to the continents on our planet. List all of the […]

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Book Report: Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig by Kate DiCamillo

First Name: Benji Age: 5 Book Title: Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig Author: Kate DiCamillo Fiction Genres: Humor Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.: It takes place in a neighborhood on Deckawoo Drive. It is summer. List all of the main characters in the book, and share […]

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Art Games

This week we got the creative juices flowing with an art game. The kids were each stationed at one of four corners: scissors & paper, pipe cleaners, markers, or play dough. A challenge was picked out of a hat (“Horse”! “Helicopter”! “Banana”!) and the kids had 2-3 minutes to produce a representation. Some of the […]

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Igloos

This week we celebrated the snow we’ve had by building igloos…. sugar cube igloos! We built them using edible glue, made of powdered sugar and water, to hold the sugar cubes together. The students were as excited to see and taste sugar cubes as to build with them. There were lots of “oohs” and “ahhs” […]

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Math Games

This week, we split into two groups and switched off playing Sequence and Sleeping Queens. Rowdy fun was had by all. Many of the electrons expressed interest in playing Sleeping Queens again, so we may do this again next week. Fun fact: this game was invented by a six -year-old homeschooler!

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Journals

We just planned an easy class this week to get back into the co-op routine. We spent some time making journal pages about things we did over the break. We added plastic sleeves to our journals so that we could put in the new pages. The children enjoyed looking over their journals. For the second […]

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Co-op Cup!

The Muons finished selecting games and finalizing the point structure for the “Co-op Cup”. It’s going to be epic!

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Webs

Today we starting with a mini-lesson about making webs as a pre-writing technique. The kids took notes in their folders, and we brainstormed a web about “Going to a Carnival”. Then, everyone wrote a plan for themselves, which included narrative writing, some fantasy stories, an expository piece, and more. Everyone chose a comfy spot in […]

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Math Games

With both Sam/Sabeena out, I brought in a few games to try that Adelina was excited to share. Langston brought in a super cool, complicated version of tic-tac-toe…”Ultimate Tic-tac-toe”, which was a blast! Thanks for sharing, Langston!! Then we had an Othello show-down with 3 games going at the same time & trading of opponents. […]

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