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What I Learned Today 12/9/14

Pre-Algebra: I completed all the exercises in my Art of Problem Solving book for each of the three sections I'm studying. Vocabulary: I completed Lesson 6 and used all my words correctly in my story: Foxie and Friends 3 Starring: Foxie the Rouge Moxie the Medic Django the Knight Sorin the Barbarian Darla the Ranger Recap: Sorin mysteriously wandered off,…

What I Learned Today 11/14/14

Non-Fiction Writing: Remember that story I wrote for the Practical Homeschooling magazine? I just found out I got published! It will be in the next issue. I won a big spaceship sticker book, too! Here is my story if you don't remember: Topic: Your long-lost great uncle left you enough money to open your own store. Tell us about it.…

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 10/15/2014

Non-Fiction Reading & Writing: Today I chose an article from Dornob. If any trends couldn’t get weirder enough, now we have PyroPets! According to Dornob, “PyroPet is a family of animal shaped candles that each reveal a surprise within as they burn. The first PyroPet product is a cute little cat called “Kisa”. (“Kisa” means “kitty” in Icelandic). Sweet little…

What I Learned Today 10/14/14

Non-Fiction: I chose to watch a Game Theory video and write about it.   There are four things to describe sound; wavelength, period, amplitude, and frequency. Frequency measures how many ripples there are a second when you pull a string; the number of times it goes back to that position is its frequency. This measure of cycles per second is…

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 10/01/2014

Nonfiction/Design/Architecture     Today in Dornob, multiple architects worked on a hillside home. Having a perfect view from the mountain, they incorporated multiple balconies and made all of it entirely out of soft wood. Even though it was just made of wood, they designed it to be a very modern home. Keyboarding I completed the first few levels of BBC…

What I Learned Today 9/26/2014

Today I continued to work on the rough draft of my 9/11 oral history essay. I got a lot of responses, and so that makes it REALLY long but good. Before I started, I organized my essay by clumping similar responses together. The steps of writing are pre-writing (brainstorming), drafting, editing, and revising. I’m at the drafting step. I had…