Thursday, February 23, 2017

And more.....!!

 Gemma drew a tourist from our "Step-By-Step Drawing People" Usborne book.
 She also chose to draw a little boy.
While Aiden was waiting for his turn to use the book, he doodled a dude. 

Aiden chose to draw a tap dancer. 
Keiran used these posed men and.....

 these faces.....

 ... and Keiran drew an angry man doing a pulling gesture. He thought it looked more like a vampire doing the whip-nae dance moves.
Applied Skills, Design, and Tech.
 Aiden and Keiran did some spring cleaning in their room and so had room for a new Lego table. Keiran loves to build and create scenes. (Mostly construction sites!)

 Gemma learned how to read a recipe and baked some cookies.
They were delicious, classic, chocolate chip cookies.

Aiden found a new music app that allows him to create songs and mixes. This was his music mix.
(Keiran also made one but I forgot to get a pic.)


Lokstet Collective Socials and Science

Social Studies
 Keiran's BC Industry worksheet- mom as scribe.
 Keiran's Alberta symbols. We read together, and then the kids look for the answers together and complete their own pages.
 Aiden's BC logging industry worksheet. I am not sure why they keep uploading sideways. Hmm.
 Aiden's Alberta symbols work.
 Gemma's BC industry worksheet.
 Gemma's Alberta symbols.

Our current read-aloud. Aiden, Gemma, and Keiran are hearing about the young girl's transition into being part of the native community. 


Aiden, Gemma, and Keiran are working on some Sonlight science curriculum that we are supplementing with. They learned all about the planets and then discussed the answers, while Aiden or Gemma take a turn writing them down.

 The reading came from this Magic School Bus reader.

 They also how rockets and satellites work.

Space machine questions.

Keiran's learning samples

 Keiran's unit test in his Math-U-See Alpha workbook.
 The other side of his test.
 Other workbook samples.

 Keiran loves math and picks it up very easily.
Language Arts
 A sample of Keiran's journal. He gets help from mom to spell the big words and then copies them over, but he can sound out and spell the rest.
He is a fan of Minecraft. Haha.  

 Explode the Code work. Reading and comprehension.
 Phonics recognition/spelling.

 More Code samples.
Once in awhile he still works in his Phonics Museum workbook. We have replaced it with Reading Eggs, which is making great improvements for Keiran.
Reading Eggs sample. He loves this and it takes away the tension he gets when reading.
He is starting to finally progress beyond letter sounds in his reading, and is giggling less. This is encouraging and is greatly the result of having him do Reading Eggs daily.

Gemma's learning samples

 Gemma's Lesson 11 Math test from Math-U-See Beta.
 The other side of the test.
 More samples of Gemma's math.

Language Arts
 Some daily free journaling.
 Gem's work from Skill Sharpeners Spell and Write.
 A spelling a grammar test.
Gemma "Just Write" work pages. Writing supporting sentences, after learning about and practicing topic sentences.
Gemma reading her daily Sonlight reader.

Aiden's Learning Samples


Aiden is recognizing basic French words and translating these sentences on Duo Lingo fluidly.

Here is his tracked progress.

 This is Aiden's last math test; Gamma lesson 28. He is able to skip count and multiply all of his times tables. When it comes to the multiple digit multiplication, he understands the steps, however he is having trouble focusing and so he keeps making mistakes as he does the bigger problems. He does well when mom leads him through each step, but on his own he is still becoming overwhelmed.

The other side of his math test.

Aiden's free journaling. 

As you can see, he loves to write and doodle.
This is a creative writing story that Aiden worked through, from doing the outline, all the way to editing!

     Hi, I'm Jeff the crab-creeper and I will be your guide in this story, so stick around for chapter 1 where you will see Aiden find his way to...

                                                                                    Chapter 1                                                  
      Once, while Aiden was playing Minecraft he went down to see why it wasn't working.
"Why is it not working?" said Aiden.
 "Maybe the cords fell out," said mom. Aiden looked around and the cords were out and then he put them in, and WOOSH!

chapter 2
     He got sucked into the computer! "Whoa!" said Aiden. "Where am I?"

     Jeff the crab-creeper: While Aiden figures out where he is, let's go over and see what Jackson is doing at his island. What is an island you ask? It is a place were you can get and make almost anything!

     "Hey Bronson, where is my iron!" shouted Jackson.
     "I don't know!" said Bronson.

     Jeff the crab-creeper: Let's go back to Aiden. 

     "What? Where? Huh?" said Aiden. "What are all of these words?"

                                                                              Chapter 3
     "What? It says island?" said Aiden. "Wait, is that a command?" Then Aiden wrote /island in the chat. WOOSH!  
     "Woah, there is a chest!" Aiden warped to an island! "There is a... sword! But, there is no one to battle." Thunk thunk thunk! "What is that?," asked Aiden.
     "Bronson, get him!" shouted someone.
     "Wait! is that you Bronson and Jackson?" said Aiden.
     "Yes, it that you Aiden?" said the 2 voices.
     "Yes!" said Aiden loudly.
     "Yay!" shouted all of them.

                                                                         Chapter 4
     Then all of them worked and played on the island. BOOM!
     "Someone is attacking!" shouted Jackson. 
     "They have TNT!" yelled Aiden. 

     Jeff the crab-creeper: Wow! This story is escalating quickly! But, then Bronson had an idea!

     "You guys, we  can make a trap!" said Jackson. 
     "Yeah" they all said. So, they went to PVP and got $$ and then they came back and built a trap!
     "I hope this works." said Bronson. 
     "Yeah hopefully he does not know it is a trap." said Aiden. Then they went and hid in their house with all of their armor and tools, and they saw the players name tag. It was Julius006. He had came to the island before and he was bad! He fell for the trap! 
     "Yay!" they all yelled. He was finally gone! Then... WOOSH WAZZAP! Aiden teleported to the real world. It was five years later in 2025, when he went into the game at 2020! 

     Jeff the crab-creeper: And that is the story of Aiden's journey!

             the end!
written by: Aiden Lokstet