English Language Arts (ELA): independent reading; finished audio book of C.S. Lewis' classic book, The Magician's Nephew; worked on spelling words in real life scenarios; reading maps and atlases for info; poetry reading; read the classic nonsense poem Jabberwocky together; public speaking to present before judges in taekwondo; helped younger students at Playful Performing Arts make up stories for skits; under public speaking/verbal directions skills... she saw a family trying to figure out Minecraft at the library and spent about 15 minutes volunteering to teach them how to play; librarians and parent of children all very impressed; she offered to librarians to come do some volunteer time teaching basic Minecraft skills; librarians took down her info to get back to her
Math: read several chapters of Life of Fred math together and played with the "Your turn to play" portions; recited a few times tables; watched Math's Mansions, a British fake reality tv show; cooking; baking; building in Minecraft
Social Studies: Decided to study exploration, maps, and navigation; got out library books on those topics; read a map reading book together; watched Once Upon a Time: The Explorers, the First Navigators on Youtube; watched Horrible Histories exploration show and exclaimed over how stupid and racist it was; returned to library and asked adult for guidance to adult reference section to look through atlases of old maps; looked briefly at maps of how people though the world looked throughout 20 centuries; poured over a book of American explorers and maps; used her new map reading skills to exclaim excitedly over where the explorers camped, or kidnapped people or spent winters; traced routes with her fingers; "Oh wow! Look mom! There was a mutiny right here!!" Our book on maps led her to look on google maps zooming in and out to see the difference in detail as scale changed; this led to being a virtual world explorer and amidst uncountable squeals of excitement she found France (unlabeled!) on the satellite map; zoomed in; found Paris; zoomed in; found the Eiffel Tower; zoomed in to street view; took a walking tour of nearby streets including INTO a Parisian cafe! Then she visited Ireland, Stonehenge England, Hawaii, Norway, India; discovered a temple site in India that looks exactly like an iPod from satellite view! She called up her Aunt to ask where her Puerto Rican side of the family is from; explored that area of Puerto Rico; and finally travelled to the city in Spain named after that side of her family; explored sites in that city; went to Minecraft to try to build some of the sites.
Also watched a Crash Course on Diseases through History.
Also watched The Golden Age of Islam, a brief FB video.
Science: watched a documentary on sugar; we've been low on science in the last few days with more attention given to the current passion of geography/maps/explorers. That's ok - it all evens out within a week or month!
Health: made healthy meals, played outside with neighbors and alone; gave dog a bath; worked extra hard with extra classes and private help readying for taekwondo championship this weekend; stretched 20-30 minutes most days; daily meditation; hiking
Other: Minecraft, Legos, playing outside, playing with the dog, helped around the house, video games....