Friday, November 22, 2013

November Homeschool

So we've been busy. Turned the office into a toy room, but we still need to organize all the stuff that used to be in the office. Hoping to finish that before next week.

The ES from the charter school came again today. Since I've been sharing what we've done for the ES, I thought I'd do it again.

Language arts and math: more worksheet pages from the $1 workbooks I mentioned in last month's homeschool post. Pretty easy, straight-forward

Social Studies: Margaret drew a map.

Science: Liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Violin is also going well. She has a holiday performance in December so rehearsals for that are starting.

Last day of Lego class was yesterday so our Thursdays are free again! She loved Lego class and is hoping for Legos for Christmas. We'll see... Legos are so expensive!

The unschooling group hosts a yearly holiday homeschool craft fair benefitting the Berkeley Women's Daytime Drop-in Center. We might be going to that next month. I don't think I have the time to run a make-and-take table, though.

Sunday, November 03, 2013


For those of you who follow me over at the Exponent, you know that I'm sort-of-but-not-really doing NaNo this month. I'm doing a modified version I'm calling "NaJoWriMo" and doing journal writing.

I have a "journal" as a google doc and I just type up my day and other thoughts there. I haven't journaled for today, but over the past two days have done 3741 words, which is right on track. The entries are just a couple of paragraphs about the day and then I type up some stories from my past so that they are preserved before I forget them. Whether or not anyone will ever read it is up to a guess.

I'm thinking I'll give you all weekly updates of my word count just for support. I also have a couple of other projects happening right now: a programming class, other writing projects, knitting projects. Things are happening, and I think they are good things.