Thursday, November 18, 2010

Math Lessons with Kadi - Carrying 3 Digit Numbers

She is such a doll. Did I mention she JUST learned how to carry yesterday? She had a blast doing her videos and asked if we can do it more often. Of course we can. :) I love letting her showcase the things she has learned, especially when it secretly helps her understand it and retain it. hehe

Stay tuned for more "Lessons" with Kadi. :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Math Lessons with Kadi - Carrying

Today Kadi will teach you how to carry numbers in addition problems. :)

Video #1 (28+28)

Video #2 (84+28)

Video #3 (45+37)

Video #4 (96+36)

PS I love her lil nervous habit of messing with her hair and ears. . and stepping up and down off the stool. :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

What? Doesn't every 1st grader read upside down?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Reading Assessment

Well after chatting with a friend yesterday it got me wondering exactly WHERE Kadi is in her reading. So after chatting with another friend about where/how to assess her I just started googling. I found quite a few sites. Went to two.

The first one was from Sound Reading and was very simple and just spoke some words and "nonsense" words. After hearing the word she had to choose from a dropdown menu and choose what she thought the word was. Here are her results from that one:
Reading Assessments

After seeing the results, I was like "no way". Soooo I didn't fully trust the results and looked into another more complicated test. I did this one thru Here are the results from that one:
Reading Assessment

The second one is a bit complicated to read since I had to make it smaller in order to fit it all on one screen. But the last few lines are the most important. . . .
Reading Assessment- clip

"Independent Reading Level*: 3rd grade
Instructional Reading Level**: 4th grade

* Independent Level: This is the level at which you can read by yourself with no help. You should choose books at this level to read for fun.

** Instructional Level: This is the level at which you should practice your reading strategies with help from a more experienced reader. to improve as a reader."

So according to these two test Kadi is reading at a 3rd-4th grade level. WOO HOO!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Kadence's math assignment today.

Moving right along! = )

Friday, February 12, 2010

Math Drill Fridays

So Kadi can see her progress a little more in math I decided to start doing Math Drill Fridays. We'll see how well it goes over the next few weeks.

Today she was given 64 addition (sums to 10) problems, the drill time was 5 minutes.

She completed 48 and got 47 correct. WOO HOO!

(This is the worksheet she did

Monday, February 1, 2010

Skeletal System Pictures

Building our Skeleton Model
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Adding bones to our Body Tracings
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dry Bones

The head bone's connected to the neck bone. . .

This week in science is the skeletal system. Which Kadi is SUPER excited about since we bought a mini skeleton for her to build. We also borrowed a AWESOME human body model from some other homeschooling buddies. I'll post pictures on that one. It is too cool to even describe. hehe

In other subjects we will be learning about verbs and more on subtraction.

*My great find for the day
A boardgame called Scabs N Guts. LOL Unfortunately I didn't get it for the $15 advertises, I bought it at Toys R Us earlier, played it and THEN saw the link. . . but still thought it was worth the $24 I spent. It is a fun and definitely interesting game, stumping the best of us with its funny and even icky questions. I CAN NOT wait to play it with Dustin. He is going to get a kick out of it too.

Another benefit to this game, you read the other player their question to answer. . . if only Kadi and I are playing she HAS to read the question all by herself. Otherwise I will see the answer. hehe She had the best time playing it earlier and sounded out and learned quite a few new big words! Including but not limited to nutrients, digestion, calcium and my favorite, blood . . . which she so proudly pronounced. . . exactly how it is spelled. . . blood. . . with an oo and not an uh. hehe These moments are the most rewarding thing about homeschooling. Watching her learn and her not even know it.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Human Body

We are officially completely done with our space unit. Our homeschool wall is now again blank and ready for new adventures. This past week we moved onto, what will probably be our last big science unit before me move, the Human Body! We are all LOVING it!

I have lots of fun stuff planned, including life size tracings of each child we will be filling in with various items (bones, muscles, even a few organs).

So far we have traced their little bodies, this coming week we will fill in the face and add hair. =)

Recording our journey

Although I have extensive charts, spreadsheets and the occasional blog post on our regular blog I decided it would be fun to let everyone in just a little bit more.

Hoping to update atleast every few days on all the fun exciting stuff we do in school.

I also will be posting some of our favorite sites, clips from homeschool newsletters I receive, and anything I think will help other homeschoolers.