Friday, 16 September 2016

Home Learning - Week 2 - Chai, Fruit Fly Trap, Garden Kiosk, Albinism

This is what I did this week at home schooling:
I am working on Math Playground to learn Big Girl Math - adding and subtracting.
I am learning about money: our garden kiosk made $19 this week. We are going to buy a rose plant that smells good.
We are giving the bluebell bulbs away for free because we have no room for them in our garden.
We made a fruit fly trap from vinegar and dish soap. We don't have a fruit fly problem anymore.

I wrote a thank you card to Paulo and mailed it to the transfer station.
I am curious about albino animals. I think they are cool. We researched it and made a mind map.

We made chai from scratch and I wrote the recipe.
50 peppercorns and one chilli pepper are the secret ingredients.
We found two big slugs in the garden. We made a house for them, but they escaped overnight.
We also found a dead beetle. We put it in a jar for later.
We sorted tools. There were three kinds of screwdrivers, but they were all different sizes. 
We made pizza. It was super good. We ate it outside because it was sunny.

Pizza Recipe

I am learning to keyboard. We posted our old toddler bed rails for free on Craigslist, and I did all the typing. I hope somebody wants them.
Skating lessons start on Sunday. We bought new skates with pink skate guards. I saw a vampire skating costume. This is not it.
After school I like to colour. Always ask permission before sitting on a cow.

Home schooling is a lot of work, but it's good.

Resources this week:
Slugs and eggshells 
Slug picures
Beetles lesson plan
Blank printable calendar 

Other Home Learning Posts

Home Learning, Day 1, Grade 4 - Smoothie, Recycling Rigid or Soft Plastic, Transfer Station, Compost
Home Learning - Week 2 Chai, Fruit Fly Trap, Garden Kiosk, Albinism
Home Learning - Week 3 Apple Taste Test, Gymnastics, Back Brace, Subtraction
Home Learning - Week 4 Subject/Predicate, Squash, Mint/Calendula Face Mask
Home Learning - Week 5 Slugs, Radish, Mushrooms
Home Learning - Week 6 Thanksgiving, Earthquake Kit, Soaring Eagle
Home Learning - Week 7 BC, +/- 1, Braces, Bees, Rain Water
Home Learning - Week 8 Pizza, Alberta, Halloween
Home Learning - Week 9 Dogs, Earrings, Adding White
Home Learning - Week 10 Christmas List, Cupcake Face Mask, Green Poodle
Home Learning - Week 11 Mango Lassi, Saskatchewan, 10 Partners, Cat
Home Learning - Week 12 Bees, World Book, Lip Balm, Seeds
Home Learning - Week 13  Memory, Sewing, Back Brace Adjustment
Home Learning - Week 14 Snow,  Salad, SPCA, Manitoba, Bison
Home Learning - Week 15 Christmas, Manure, Evil Sister
Home Learning - Week 16 Gerbil, Slime, Hummingbirds, Cocoa
Home Learning - Week 17 Ontario, Apple Taste Test, Denim Purse
Home Learning - Week 18 Thank You Notes, Math Without Help, Term Two Reflection
Home Learning - Weeks 19+20 Nerd Outfit, Quebec, Birthday
Home Learning - Week 21 Emotions, Ordering Numbers, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Soaring Eagles #4
Home Learning - Week 22 Valentine's Day, Science World, New Brunswick
Home Learning - Week 23 Worried, Adding Tens, Nova Scotia, Science World #2, DIY Lip Gloss Soap
Home Learning - Week 24 Real-Life Math, Nap, Lonely, Wolfdogs, Spring, Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Home Learning - Week 25 Schedules, Yukon, Pysanky, Bank Machine, Regrouping, Loved, Term 3 Reflections, Soaring Eagles #5
Home Learning - Week 26 Rotten Food, Embarrassed, Newfoundland and Labrador, Can Opener, Skating, Teacher Screecher, Rain Water, Slugs, Word Search
Home Learning - Week 27 Cheer, Fish, Digit Sequences, Spelling "ea", Sad, Spring 2, Matching Pictures, Butterfly Books, Math Review, Private Questions 2
Home Learning - Week 28 I Spy; Subtraction of Numbers Larger than 19, without and with Regrouping; Spelling "ee"; Frustrated; Ancient Greece; Nunavit; Quinoa Veggie Salad; Cat Whiskers; Dog Biscuit; Butterfly Cage; Baby Alive Food DIY
Home Learning - Week 29 Kitchen Scraps, Northwest Territories, Butterflies, Fort Langley, Bike Riding, Estimation, Helpful, Banana Orange Smoothie
Home Learning - Week 30 Watermelon, Money, Tired, Butterflies, Handsome Warren, Catnip, Water Measurement, OT Assessment 2, Rounding, Contractions, Silly, Soaring Eagles 6
Home Learning - Week 31 Ella Enchanted, Butterflies 3, Money, Story of Life 1, Watermelon 2, Sweet Pea, Tomatillo, Disappointed, Visual Memory, Adding Tens, Garden Beds, Muffins, Thank You to Carol, Contractions 2, Butterfly Cage, Ken
Home Learning - Week 32 Encyclopedia Brown, 41st Ave., Money, Chrysalides, OT Assessment 3, 600 Million Years, Mishka, Related Tens, Round-Offs, QE Park, Mother's Day Card, Acting and Dancing
Home Learning - Week 33 Butterflies, Estimating Sum and Difference, Thailand, Money Book, 600 Million Years 2, Library Holds, Mara the Meerkat Fairy, Soaring Eagle 6
Home Learning - Week 34 Castles, Planting Veggies, Long and Short "a", Butterfly Release, Banana Smell, Estimating Sum and Difference, Drawing v Colouring, Horrid Henry, Poppy Seed Pasta Salad, Pond Water 2, Trike Planter, Lush Gift Card, Beekeeping
Home Learning - Week 35 Money, 600 Million Years 3, Long and Short "e", Cirque de la Symphonie, Farm Visit, Sharks, Appropriate Questions, Microscope, Pandora, Telling Time, Estimation, Cheer


  1. What a fantastic week of learning! I love seeing this snippet of your days!

  2. Looks like a well rounded curriculum. I love the application of knowledge to practical purposes. What I really want to know is: 1) why do you have so many screwdrivers? 2) Which one do you think is the most useful/ easiest to use? 3) What did you put on the pizza ( what's the recipe)?

  3. We borrowed the screwdrivers. All of them are hard to use.

    1. You borrowed the screwdrivers? Do you guys have any screwdrivers? What do you do when you need to drive a screw?

      I agree that using screwdrivers is hard, but if you practice enough they will get much easier to use.

  4. We have screwdrivers, but not good ones. What is your favourite tool to use?

  5. I love using tools so that is a difficult question. But maybe I like using a lathe the most- it can make really beautiful things, but a knife is probably the most useful. Do you have a favorite tool?

    1. I am excited to use my knife with cutting stuff at Soaring Eagles.

      What did you make with a lathe?