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What I Learned Today 11/5/2014

Grammar: I learned about the two parts of a sentence. There is a subject, which is what the sentence is about, and the predicate, which is what we are saying about the subject. My mom wrote out sentences that I had to cut where the subect ends and the predicate starts. You need to be careful because a subject isn't…

What I Learned Today 11/3/2014

Ancient Civilization: Today I started Minecraft Homeschool class, Castles and Cannons. The main theme for the first two weeks is peasants. I learned a lot of things about them. I learned that peasants were forced to work in exchange to keep their land and had to give everything they got from 50 days out of the year. Most people now…

What I Learned This Week 19/21-10/24/14

Sage & Haddie filling planets with crust, core, and mantle! Note from Kurstin: Sorry we didn't have a daily blog Tuesday through Friday. We spent most of our time on bookwork or Sage's online prealgebra class, and I had to juggle several doctor appointments. I'm happy to say I am done with compression wrapping and now will just use my…

What I Learned Today 10/03/2014

Fiction Writing: I entered a contest in a Homeschooling magazine my mom gets. Each month they give out a topic, and the 10 kids with the best stories get published and win a prize. This month's prize is a spaceship sticker book. Topic: Your long-lost great uncle left you enough money to open your own store. Tell us about it.…

What I Learned Today 10/02/2014

Nonfiction/Opinion Writing Today I chose not to write about Dornob, but to write about a different article instead.Miss Judy sent my mom an article you can find at http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2014/08/21/children-autism-extra-synapses-brain/. It’s from Columbia University Medical Center and is titled “Children with Autism Have Extra Synapses in Brain: Maybe possible to prune synapses with drug after diagnosis.” This new drug basically makes…

What I Learned Today 9/30/2014

Non-Fiction/Architecture/Design Today, I read an article on Dornob, and it was about a home made inside of a hill. It was made by the two people who wanted to get the house made for them, and any passers who wanted to help. They conserved trees and only cut of the tops of trees around 1-foot in diameter to give support…

What I Learned Today 9/29/2014

LOTF Theme: Rules & Order Ralph’s attempted system of law lasts about five minutes before breaking down. Does Jack take over with anarchy, or with his own system of laws? Is anarchy really just another system, no different than any other arbitrary set of values? In my opinion, I feel that anarchy is made up of two laws: do the…

What I Learned Today 9/23/14

This is really for two days: yesterday and today. That is why it is so long. I earned my Bobcat Badge in Cub Scouts! See it hanging from my pocket? At the pack meeting Friday, we did skits and are kettle desserts from the fire. We learned about camping procedures. I got to go up and receive my Bobcat Badge…

What I Learned Today 09/17/2014

The Art of Problem Solving: Pre-Algebra Today I learned how to make long problems easier. We focused on reviewing what I learned about addition then learned about multiplication. I’ve already done both, but this is practice to start the pre-algebra stuff. I learned the commutative property, the associative property, and the order of operations. My mom found a grammar error…

What I Learned Today 09/16/2014

Today I reviewed the different types of nouns and learned there were different kinds of pronouns. I also started learning about linking verbs. We did two long mad-lib type things for review. They ended up being pretty funny. I started making all 8 planets and the sun in our solar system. We blew up 9 balloons in different sizes to…