Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Semester's Reading and The Land of Lha

Lu finished Robin Hood this week, 
and started on his second Little House book.

These are the books he's read so far this year (since January).

Lu says that, from this bunch,
Gulliver's Travels has been his favorite.

For our early-morning read-alouds, 
we're still reading from Shel Silverstein and Aesop's Fables.

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Every 6th week, we focus on a different kind of writing assignment. So far, we've done: personal narratives, descriptive writing, comparison/contrast essays, and how-to reports.  Over the week, Lu will write a few short samples,  and then one final, longer one.

Here's Lu's final How-To report -

How To Get To The Land of Lha

Lha is such a wonderful place to visit! To get to Lha, first go to Dala, but be careful of the humongous and ferocious one-eyed Hambulaka. Go to The Dinosaur Park and quickly slide down the Tyrannosaurus Rex's scaly tail into the black hole. Then, you will be jetted out into the air, 200 feet above the ground, in the land of Huku. Don't freak out! A giant frog will jump up and catch you on its slimy back. Next, order your frog nicely to hop 200 miles south to the Tunnel of Hazakaza. Finally, get off the frog and slowly walk through the tunnel. You are in Lha! Go visit The Bouncy Mushroom Park and Lha's other exciting and beautiful places.

Part of the assignment was to include adverbs, 
some proper nouns, and lots of adjectives. 

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And I have something totally unrelated to homeschool to share. 
We had a first showing of my latest choreography, 

1 comment:

  1. Great reading choices! And from an "expert" (ahem), nice writing! And from a ex-dancer, good job on the chory!