Saturday, 5 November 2016

Home Learning Week 9 - Dogs, Earrings, Adding White

Language Arts - Dogs

Mind map homework from VLC - researching, writing topic sentences and paragraphs
Tater was a Labrador, I think. A bigger dog. Big, not small. All sorts of colours. Not like speckles... patches. It's a boy Mom, not a girl. He was a teenager. He was a very nice dog. Tater liked to fetch. 

Maybe he was murdered. Maybe. I don't know. Your cat was murdered. Who would murder a cat? Why did he did that? What did he do to him? Did Tater got murdered? Ask her!

Why can cats be so hilarious? They even dance sometimes. Mom - she does not have a cat.

Field Trip - Gift From the Great Pumpkin

Celebrating traditions, following directions, social interaction, communication, self-care
It must be rock and roll because today is a special day. I just got my ears pierced. Hey girl - I'm not lying!

People will say, "Are these fake earrings, AZ?" I'm like, "No, they are not. I actually have a hole in my ear."

Chelsey's going to say, "AZ there's something different about you!" And I'm going to say, "Yup - there's something different about me, for sure! I got my ears pierced!"

Art - Colour

Colour blending, adding white, experimenting
Oh my lord! What is this? Is this a mess, or is it fun, or what? I didn't know white made pink! What the heck - it turned grey! Look! Oh my lord - look at that! It even works on markers. Look at this, Mom, it's working! We're making science here, actually! Oh my gosh, that was so beautiful. I want to do more of the white. This is awesome. It makes it turn hot pink over here. It makes it turn purple! It's magic, though. I don't know how it happened, but it's magic. We used all our pencil crayons. You were planning to do that? Sneaky. I won't make fun of you. It's a mystery how colours do that. It's a science. Add some colour to your life.

Calendar - November

Saying the date: day, month, number, year; sequencing: days of the week, months of the year, ordinal numbers (first to thirty-first); temporal understanding/patterning: yesterday, today, tomorrow; printing practice: "X" from corner to corner, without "dots"; small, legible letters; executive functioning: keeping track of appointments, reducing anxiety and perseveration
Wait! We're sleeping at the camp? That's awesome! Did you thought we were going to sleep there? I did not know that!

Soaring Eagle Nature School - Salamanders

Birding, tracking, plant identification, survival skills, fresh air, physical activity

Hey friends - I want to show you something...

I saw a salamander - what they look like - when we were walking back to a place... the gravel one. The one that's up high. I saw a picture of a salamander on a post. You can see salamander in Pacific Spirit Park. But we didn't see one today.

Did you hear about them? They are related to snakes. They're not poisonous to us, right? Your skin wants you to scratch your body because it's itchy from the salamander's poison, but it won't kill you. The ones that Peter told us were this long, Mom. They have a glow: brown. They make their little homes in holes under trees. They eat meat - worms, insects, spiders and slugs.

More Language Arts - Aromatherapy

VLC Homework - uses of essential oils - researching, writing
A eucalyptus lozenge makes you not feel sick anymore. It makes you feel healed up. It makes you... I can't explain it. We should get some for my brother.

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. Totally believe in the unexplained strength of eucalyptus gums!!

    1. What do you mean by gums?

    2. Probably gum trees right?