Saturday, August 24, 2013

More Fun

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Still plugging away

while all the wild children are raging through the neighborhood.  Magnus' vacation will start the day that all the wild things go back to the classroom. What is the point? during the heat of the summer, he is inside with the A/C, once it starts cooling down, then he can play and enjoy the quiet of the community.

still working hard on Math.

will pick up Museum of Natural Science is first week of September.

and Texas History http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/ shortly.

Monday, August 19, 2013

7th grade novel list

http://www.k12.com/courses/materials/li7f1#.UhV72pKTir9
 Title and Author
Lexile
Level
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,
by E.L. Konigsburg
700
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
740
The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
740
The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
750
The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare
760
Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech
770
War Comes to Willie Freeman, by Christopher and Lincoln Collier
770
The Sign of the Beaver, by Elizabeth George Speare
770
The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander
770
Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt
770
My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George
810
Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes
840
The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkein
860
The Cay, by Theodore Taylor
860
Dragonwings, by Laurence Yep
870
Jacob Have I Loved, by Katherine Paterson
880
Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson
910
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor
920
The Dark Is Rising, by Susan Cooper
920
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
940
Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis
950
White Fang, by Jack London
970
Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery
990
The Door in the Wall, by Marguerite de Angeli
990
Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell
1000
Ben and Me, by Robert Lawson
1010
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
1030
Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle
1090
Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt
1100
Catherine, Called Birdy, by Karen Cushman
1170
War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells
1170
Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann Wyss
1260
The Incredible Journey, by Sheila Burnford
1320

Friday, August 16, 2013

6th grade novel list

http://www.k12.com/courses/materials/li6f1#.UhV7-5KTir8
 Title and Author
Lexile
Level
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,
by E.L. Konigsburg
740
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
740
The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
740
The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
750
The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare
760
Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech
770
War Comes to Willie Freeman,
by Christopher and Lincoln Collier
770
The Sign of the Beaver, by Elizabeth George Speare
770
The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander

Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt
770
My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George
810
Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes
840
The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkein
860
The Cay, by Theodore Taylor
860
Dragonwings, by Laurence Yep
870
Jacob Have I Loved, by Katherine Paterson
880
Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson
910
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor
920
The Dark Is Rising, by Susan Cooper
920
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
940
Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis
950
White Fang, by Jack London
970
Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery
990
The Door in the Wall, by Marguerite de Angeli
990
Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell
1000
Ben and Me, by Robert Lawson
1010
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
1030
Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle
1090
Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt
1100
Catherine, Called Birdy, by Karen Cushman
1170
War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells
1170
Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann Wyss
1260
The Incredible Journey, by Sheila Burnford
1320

Thursday, August 15, 2013

5th grade novel list

http://www.k12.com/courses/materials/li5f1b#.UhV7nZKTir-
 Title and Author
Lexile Level
A Lion to Guard Us, by Clyde Robert Bulla
360
Stone Fox, by John Reynolds Gardiner
550
Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan
560
Henry Huggins, by Beverly Cleary
670
Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White
680
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,
by E.L. Konigsburg
700
Li Lun, Lad of Courage , by Carolyn Treffinger
720
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson,
by Bette Bao Lord
730
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle
740
The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare
760
Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
760
The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander
770
Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt
770
The Sign of the Beaver, by Elizabeth George Speare
770
Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech
770
War Comes to Willie Freeman,
by Christopher and Lincoln Collier
770
The Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden
780
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien
790
My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George
810
Call It Courage, by Armstrong Sperry
830
Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes
840
Ramona Quimby, Age 8, by Beverly Cleary
860
Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren
870
The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes
870
Dragonwings, by Laurence Yep
870
Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
890
Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink
890
Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson
910
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor
920
The Dark Is Rising, by Susan Cooper
920
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
940
Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis
950
White Fang, by Jack London
970
Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery
990
The Door in the Wall, by Marguerite de Angeli
990
Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell
1000
Ben and Me, by Robert Lawson
1010
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
1030
Hound of the Baskervilles , by Arthur Conan Doyle
1090
Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann Wyss
1260
The Incredible Journey, by Sheila Burnford
1320

Monday, August 12, 2013

4th grade novel list

http://www.k12.com/courses/materials/li4f1b#.UhV7NpKTir9
Title and Author
Lexile Level
A Lion to Guard Us, by Clyde Robert Bulla
360
Stone Fox, by John Reynolds Gardiner
550
 Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan
560
Henry Huggins, by Beverly Cleary
670
Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White
680
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,
by E.L. Konigsburg
700
Li Lun, Lad of Courage, by Carolyn Treffinger
720
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson,
by Bette Bao Lord
730
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle
740
The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare
760
Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
760
The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander
770
Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt
770
The Sign of the Beaver, by Elizabeth George Speare
770
War Comes to Willie Freeman,
by Christopher and Lincoln Collier
770
The Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden
780
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien
790
My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George
810
Call It Courage, by Armstrong Sperry
830
Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes
840
Ramona Quimby, Age 8, by Beverly Cleary
860
Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren
870
The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes
870
Dragonwings, by Laurence Yep
870
Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
890
Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink
890
Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson
910
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
940
Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery
990
The Door in the Wall, by Marguerite de Angeli
990
Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell
1000
Ben and Me, by Robert Lawson
1010
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
1030
Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle
1090
Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann Wyss
1260
The Incredible Journey, by Sheila Burnford
1320

300,000 energy points

Fourth 6 week session is nearly over:
July 15 - August 23

Khanacademy: 10K points a day, 5 days a week:
goal: 300,000 new energy points

Starting at the beginning:

  • Addition and subtraction
  • Telling time
  • Multiplication and division
  • Negative numbers and absolute value
  • Decimals
  • Factors and multiples
  • Arithmetic properties
  • Applying mathematical reasoning
  • Perimeter, area and volume
  • Exponents, radicals, and scientific notation
  • Inferential statistics
  • Fractions
  • Points, lines, and planes
  • Probability and statistics
  • Ratios, proportions, units and rates
  • Linear equations
  • Angles and intersecting lines
Discovery Education:
2 hours a day in Science watching streaming.
goal: 60 hours of video (measurement yet to be determined)

Literature:

The Lord of the Rings 

  • Fellowship of the Ring
  • Pages: 432
  • Two Towers
  • Pages: 352
  • Return of the King
  • Pages: 432