Friday, December 19, 2008

Saturday-Friday 12/13/08-12/19/08

This week I had two band concerts. One was at a church and the other was Arden Fair Mall. I got to play in beginning band with saxophone, intermediate band with clarinet, and my band stayed to play the songs with the advanced band too.
Here are the songs that we played:

Beginning band: Minor Rock, Rio Bravo, Jingle Bells, and Dr. Rock.

Intermediate band: Freedoms Force, Kum Ba Ya, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Tenth Planet, Walkin' Cool, and Star Wars.

Advance band: Valley Forge, If I didn't Have You, All Through the Silent Night, Swingin' on a Star, 12 Days of Christmas, and Christmas of the Toreador.

Also this week, we read the story of The Nutcracker and we are doing to go to see Joey and my cousins, Emily and Sydney, perform The Nutcracker. We are going to go my little brother's gymnastics show today and on Sunday we are going to go to my clarinet recital at a church. There were a lot of performances this week.
This week I started my Middle Ages book. I made two pages one on The Fall of Rome, and another on the Byzantine Empire. I drew a nice map for The Fall of Rome, and I'm doing a drawing of the Hagia Sophia for the Byzantine Empire.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Saturday-Friday 12/6/08-12/12/08

This week we learned more about Viking mythology. We leaned different stories of the Viking gods ,the Aesir, and their war and eventual truce with the Vanir, some other gods of the Norse.

Also this week, we went to the optometrist to get our eyes checked. We also looked at some new glasses for Joey and I.
Here is a picture me and my speech therapist:
Here is a picture of my clarinet teacher:

Friday, December 5, 2008

Saturday-Friday 11/22/08-12/5/08

This post will cover two weeks.
This week we went to my Aunt and Uncle's house for Thanksgiving. We stayed there two days, and we camped on their front yard for the night. It was about 40 degrees and we brought some really big blankets.
Here is a picture of us at my Aunt and Uncle's house:
Also this week, we learned about the Vikings and about how they were really the first ones to discover North America. We learned about their mythology and about Eric the Red and his son, Lief Erikson, and about their way of life. We also made a Viking ship out of paper.
Here is a picture of the Viking ship:

Friday, November 21, 2008

Saturday-Friday 11/15/08-11/21/08

This week we learned about some Thanksgiving things and in Social Studies, we learned about medieval France. Along with learning about France, we made some French Doughnuts, called Beignets. We also leaned about the Aborigines in ancient Australia, and the Maori in ancient New Zealand. We also tried some vegemite from Australia.
Here are some pictures:
The one on the bottom is an Onomatopoeia poem about Australian Animals.
The one on the top left is the story board we made with the story "Tidilick the Frog" on it. The one on the top right is a jar of Vegemite.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Satday-Friday 11/9/08-11/14/08

This week we created a felt storyboard for telling stories. What we do is cut out pieces of felt to resemble the characters in the story and then act out the story using the board.

Here are some pictures of the story board:
We currently have two stories, "The Persimmon Monster" and "The Old Woman and the Red Pumpkin". The two on the top are of "The Old Woman and the Red Pumpkin", and the two on the bottom were of "The Persimmon Monster".
This week we were sick and didn't go to most of our lessons. I still went to my speech and clarinet lessons, but didn't go to band or fencing.

Friday, November 7, 2008

11/1/08-11/7/08 Sunday-Friday

This week we did a lot of Asian based homeschooling. We painted some Chinese symbols, learned about ancient China, Korea, and Japan through Story of the World, did Japanese origami, and we also ate some teriyaki noodles with chopsticks.

Here are the pictures of some of the Asian things we did:

The one on the bottom is us eating with chopsticks, the one on the top right is me doing Chinese calligraphy, and the one on the top left is me doing origami.

Also this week, we had to do our response to literature writing test. Both my practice and real stories for the test were both about a someone who was was disabled.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Sunday-Friday 10/25/08-10/31/08

Today is Halloween! It is also my brother,Wilson,5th birthday. We are going to have Wilson's birthday party tonight, and then we are going to go trick or treating. I don't have any pictures of our costumes yet, but I am going to be a Necromancer, Wilson is going to be a wizard, and Joey is going to be Hannah Montana. At the party, we are going to have different games, pizza for dinner, and some snacks.
Also this week, we did our practice writing test and are going to do our real test on Monday. We did a Venn Diagram of the biomes: Tundra, Rain Forest, and Grasslands. Beginning Band is starting to get into some harder music and is also getting to be more fun. Intermediate band is getting into some really hard songs and they are also the most fun.
That's mainly what I did this week, so Happy Halloween!
Here is a picture of Joey and I at band:

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday-Friday 10/18/08-10/24/08

On Saturday this week, we went to the Waldorf Harvest Festival. We got to see all the things they do and did there and we also got to do some neat activities. Some of the things that we got to do there is climb on this spider web play set and we could have done this giant slingshot thing, but we didn't because we were to tired.
Here are some pictures of the Festival:

The one on the top left is is a cave that was on one of the playgrounds, the one on the top right is the spider web play set, and the one on the bottom is Wilson and I walking a labyrinth.

We also went to the Renaissance Fair the next day. There were tons of booths selling different things and a lot of activities. We got to see a fake joust, eat Dragon Dogs on a Sword (corn dogs on a stick), we watched a play, and we listened to some music.

Here are some pictures of the Fair:
The one on the top left is us standing in front of a fake pirate ship, the one on the top right is a guy on stilts performing fire tricks, and the one on the bottom is a guy in the joust.
Also this week, we replanted our sprouts.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Saturday-Friday 10/11/08-10/17/08

This week we did some folding with circles to make different shapes. We made a sphere with triangular and square holes in it, and we made pyramids out of smaller pyramids. This week we also started a seed experiment to see if our seeds that we planted will grow. Joey, Wilson, and I each have our own pots. Mine has three wheat seeds and two pumpkin seeds in it.

Here are the pictures of our seeds:
These are all my seeds (from top right to top left to bottom right) from when they first sprouted to (almost) now. Joey's pot has the most sprouts. Mine has three, Wilson's has one, and Joey's has 23-26.
And this week for my homeschool work, I finished most of it on Tuesday and finished evrything (except blogging) on Wednesday.Also I got a new grammar and word root workbooks.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Saturday-Friday 10/4/08-10/10/08

This week, we went to UC Davis to meet my Aunt Stephanie for lunch and to go to the Explorit Science Center. In the Science Center we got to do robotics, wind experiments, and hard puzzles.

I also got to try to put together a closed circuit to light a light bulb.

Here is a picture of me doing that:

Before we went to the Explorit Science Center, we went to the Arboretm, where there is a bunch of different kinds of plants and animals. After the Arboretum, we went to the one of the UC Davis Dining Commons to meet my Aunt Stephanie for lunch.

Also this week, we went on a botany hunt where our Mom gave us clues about the plants that we were looking for, and then we had to do rubbings of one of the plants' leaves or bark.

Here are some pictures of the botany hunt:
These pictures are of (in no particular order) my brother, Wilson, my sister, Joey, and me.
Earlier this week, we planted some seeds in a container. Both Joey's seeds and my seeds have begun to sprout. I planted some wheat seeds and pumkin seeds in my container. I also learned about the biomes tundra and coniferous forest through DVDs and books.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Sunday-Friday 9/28/08-10/3/08

This week we made some more beanbags and we did potato stamping.

Here are some pictures of the potato stamping:

We also used celery to stamp too. So we made designs on the potatos and then painted the flat part of the potato and then pressed it like a stamp onto the paper.

The beanbags we made were pumpkin orange for halloween.

This week for homeschooling I got most of my homescholling finished before friday. We also wrote an alphabet poem and all the words were deserts. We also leaned about what pigments make what colors in leaves, and we finished story of the world and are goung to go onto the next set. We learned about Perseus and the Gorgons, the fall of Rome, we did the science experiment where you put the stem of white carnations into food dye, and we made celtic drawings.

Here are some pictures of the carnations:
The carnation on the right we are mixing two colors.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Monday-Friday 9/20/08-9/24/08

This week we made some beanbags. We each made 3 and we made them from scrap material. Mine were from some jean material, Wilson's were from a soft cloth, and Joey used different clothes for hers.

Here are some pictures:

The one on the top left is mine, the one on the top right is Wilson's, and the one on the bottom left are Joey's, and theone on the bottom right are all of ours.

On Sunday (I know that that isn't on Monday-Friday) I did a recital for the place where I get clarinet lessons from, Music Bloom. I did three songs, two were with a piano accompaniment (my Dad played the piano). The name of the songs were: Entr'acte music from Rosamund, Lullaby, and Going for a Take. The recital was about two and a half hours long. After me, there was only a violinist, and then the rest were piano and guitar players.

Here is a pictures of the recital:

So it was a fun week.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Monday-Friday 9/13/08-9/17/08

This week we didn't do anything special, just the current usual. The current usual is different from the usual of before the summer. The new usual is much busier. There is nothing on Monday, band and fencing on Tuesday, (for Joey and Wilson only) rollerskating, gymnastics and dance on Wednesday, on Thursday we have the most things to do, band, speech, clarinet lessons, and fencing, Friday is only art lessons.

The things that I did for homeschooling this week was my math (I'm doing algebra 1 now), music theory, ancient Greek, vocabulary, and we did this mosaic / collage of a tree for Autumn. I'm going to go to a music recital for Music Bloom (the name of the place that I take clarinet lessons from) on Sunday. I'm going to play 3 songs for the recital, 2 have piano accompaniments.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


It's been a while since I've posted on this blog. This post is going to be about some of the most fun things I did over the summer. One of them was going to video game camp a UC Davis. While I was there I got to make a cool little video game and we got to play this really cool game called Warcraft. I bought Warcraft a couple weeks ago and it's really fun. It's a strategy computer game that's about 7 years old and is still popular. Some other things that I got to do over the summer was find a cool new card game called Magic The Gathering, and I learned how to needle felt. We also went to a homescooling conference. We got to learn some new things, take classes on some things, and one of the classes that we went to was a class ont this ZOM tool thing which is something that you build shapes with.

Here are some pictures of all this:

The picture on the bottom right is me building something with ZOM tools. The one on the middle is Wilson at his new gymastics place (Wilson started gymnastics). The top left is a different kind on ZOM tools. The one on the top right is a warcraft battle. The one on the bottom left is J.R. and I (J.R. is my roomate). The one on the bottom middle is the work room.

I did fencing over summer and just started band again. I'm also taking speech and clarinet lessons.

Overall, summer vacation was pretty fun.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

5/13/08-5/19/08 Tuesday-Monday

This week we got to go bowling! Alexander (one of Wilson's friends from preschool) had a birthday party on Saturday at a bowling alley (is that what they're called?). Wilson, Alexander, and whoever else Alexander invited, had three lanes to bowl, and Joey and I got our own lane. We played three games, the first game we didn't get very many points, the second one we got more than double the amount than the last one (we had the bumpers up) and I got two strikes in a row with that game, and the last one we did even better (still with the bumpers up), and I won each one. We had pizza for dinner at Strikes (the name of the bowling alley). After we were done bowling, we went to find Wilson in the Arcade Room. Wilson still had some money left on his game card (that's what Strikes uses instead of tokens) so we played Air Hockey. We didn't bring a camera so we couldn't get any pictures.

Also this week I did a lot of embroidery. Here are some pictures of the things that I did:

From left to right, top to bottom: 1.something that looks like a compass 2.something 3.the first one that I did 4.something 5. something, something, and interlocking triangles.

So embroidery turned out to be pretty fun. I like it more than crocheting and hand crocheting.
Overall, this was a pretty fun week.