Tag: hands-on learning

What I Learned Today 12/10/14

Please note: A People's History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present American history through the eyes of the common people rather than political and economic elites. So, when you see Sage's chapter summaries, the history will be much different than the history…

What I Learned Today 11/6/2014

Geography: I finished all of my USA map with states, capitals, and rivers labeled. I just need to find the mountain ranges and label the lakes now. I have a big list of rivers to find, too, so I have to draw those myself. Pre-Algebra: I finished my book work exercises, homework, and started on my Alcumus problems for squares,…

What I Learned Today 11/4/2014

Cub Scouts/Whittling: I finished my whittling project today. I made my mom a sunrise out of white soap, and then I whittled a heart out of purple soap. That one smells like lavender. I didn't cut myself at all. Ancient Civilization: I learned interesting facts about monks. You can see my answer in the picture below! I learned several interesting…

What I Learned Today 10/27/14

History/Ancient Civilization: I am excited because I am enrolled in the Minecraft Homeschool Castles and Cannons class, which starts next week, but this week is orientation week where I learn out how the class works. This is an Ancient Civilization class, so it is part of history. Here is what I’m going to learn (I copied their description): Join us…

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 10/20/2014

Cub Scouts: I went on my first Cub Scout camping trip at Camp Grimes this weekend. I took all the stuff Poppa and Meme sent me and the tent and sleeping bags and stuff Grama Tina, Grama Hilma, Grandpa Ernie, and my mom and Debrin got me, so it was good our tent was big. They had these wooden platforms…

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…