Monday, 20 February 2017

Home Learning Weeks 19+20 - Nerd Outfit, Quebec, Birthday

January 23 - February 3, 2017

Second Semester Reflection, Continued

Something my child designed recently: a Nerd outfit - her perfect outfit. She described it while I sketched and asked questions, then she improved it and coloured it in. We may or may not make it together, but we've got our eyes open for the components.
Nerds stay up at night doing science. I do wanna be a nerd that's very smart. Mom - you heard me, right? No one's gonna stop me, 'cause I'll be rocking this!

Canadian Geography, Language Arts - Quebec

 VLC Homework - learning about Canada, Internet research, writing, colouring: Quebec license plate

Math - Ordering Numbers

Using number chart 1-100 to find "before" and "after" a number between 1 and 80; using number line 1-23, to find missing numbers; counting backwards and forwards; reading directions
 I get it - minus is backwards, plus is forwards.
Using 1-100 chart to fill in missing numbers; reading a number chart like a book: left to right, top to bottom; reading "backwards"

Addition Fun, Subtraction Fun 

Using a number line and columns to add two numbers, 1-10, or subtract two numbers, 1-20
This is the exact same thing we're doing with "Math Blows My Mind"!

6) 7 and 7. Add them together. Get a 10. A three? 14. Hold on, that's a weird-looking 4.

15) Mom - come here! What is Andrew doing to me? Seriously! What is he doing to me? 10 plus 10! Nice try, Andrew!

I doubt math can expire.

19) What the heck do I do here? I've got a three. What is he doing to me? Mom - help me here. Three. I don't know why I'm hiccuping right now, Mom.

1) 10 plus 6. I can do this by myself! 16 - and it is! No - 10 minus 6... 4! You know math is not really fun, right?

Reading Comprehension, Writing

VLC Homework - reading for information; filling in the blanks, multiple choice questions, and sentence-writing

Oral Reading - Critter Club, Book 3 - Liz Learns a Lesson

Tricky Words: Mr, Mrs, digit, beamed, July; Punctuation: exclamation marks (excited or loud), periods (stop), comas (pause), quotation marks (someone is speaking)
"Ch 9 - Gotcha!" - Oooh! I think there's going to be a kidnapper!

Liz got an "A". She cried, "Wahoo!"  Oooh! Why not? It's the best thing you can do!

"Ch. 10 - The Best Day Ever" - What's the best day ever? Tell me, right?!

Celebrations - Birthday Plans

Birthday cake - deciding on flavour and decoration, reading recipe, measuring dry ingredients and butter, mixing, pouring, setting temperature and timer
Making goodie bags - sorting, deciding, counting, making list, shopping, dividing, labelling
Tell me, what's it like to be ten?
Well, it's fun.
Is it different than being nine?
Well, yes - because I have two digits and nine only has one digit; that's it.

Free Time - Activity Book, Colouring

It's just a normal kid with his own disease.

+5 medical appointments

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. Nerds can definitely be cool. As your mom about nerds at school.

    I like the suspenders- they are fun to wear and look really great, but they can get in the way sometimes.
    Congratulations on being 10. It is a great number- but 9 is pretty great too- you can turn it upside down and be six again or use it as the letter g!

    That cake looked tasty. What did you put in it?

    1. Sugar! Of course we put sugar in there. It was a vanilla cake, also vanilla icing.

  2. Super cool schoold!🌠🌠🌠

  3. Vanilla. I *love* vanilla. Mmmmmmmm! :-)

    1. Why do you love vanilla? It's my favourite flavour too.

  4. Why do I like vanilla? Hmmm, I guess because it is a flavor that goes with anything. I put it in pancakes, french toast, cake, ice cream...

    I love chocolate too but it goes with less things than vanilla.

  5. I will try vanilla in pancakes!

  6. So did you try it? Good right? Oona and Hugh always try to add extra vanilla when I make pancakes.

    1. I did not. That's so nice-sounding!

    2. Oh my god - that's so good! They're better than the other ones! Thanks for the recipe!