“Our Friendship Matters” by Kimberly B. Jones YA Pre-Order Book Blitz & Giveaway

 

Young Adult

Date Published: October 5, 2020

Publisher: Rhetoric Askew Publishing, LLC


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Leah and Sasha are 17-year-old friends who had been close to one another since elementary school, but as the summer approaches they find their friendship tested in ways they never anticipated.

Following graduation, Sasha’s privileged life and perception of the world around her is suddenly altered when an old childhood friend persuades her to join in a campaign against an injustice after his best friend is killed by a cop.

But joining the protest has unforeseen consequences for Sasha, distancing her from Leah, who becomes jealous of Sasha’s new friends and finds herself on the opposing side, protesting alongside her group of new white friends.

As the tension mounts between the two bitterly opposed factions, a tragedy strikes and threatens to make Sasha and Leah enemies. Can they find a way to resolve their differences, putting them to the side and learn to accept each other’s viewpoints? Or is their long friendship finished for good?          

 



 Excerpt


“We ordered four large pizzas,” said Melissa.

“Seriously, pizza?  No salad? I have to watch my amazing figure.”

 I glimpsed out the window, people were still protesting. I had imagined that it would have all been over by now. There was Ricardo and some school friends marching in the streets holding signs.

“Chloe stay inside. I’ll be right back.”

“Where are you going?” asked Leah.

 “I saw my neighbor, Ricardo. I just want to go talk to him.”

 I must talk to him.

“Why?” Leah sighed.

“Because the guy killed by the police was his best friend.”

“There you go with that again.” Leah rolled her eyes. Alright, hurry and I will sit with Chloe until you get back.”

“Thanks, just make sure Chloe gets some pizza and save me a slice.”

I walked into the crowd, bumping into people, and apologizing. I started yelling for Ricardo. I found him but he was fading in the crowd. I focused my eyes on Ricardo’s red shirt and continued through the crowd like I was in a football game running between players holding the ball.

There was a soft tap on my shoulder, it was Ricardo. His eyes were red from screaming and chanting on the street while holding a sign. Protesting seemed like his career.

“What are you doing out here?”

“We won our volleyball championship game, so we went to the Fountain, but I wanted to tell you I am sorry for what happened to your friend.”

At first, I didn’t grasp that it happened to a boy at his school and a close friend of his, but now my heart desired to show sympathy.

“Yeah, he was my best friend, and we were on the basketball team together.”

“So, how did it happen?”

“They mistook him for a guy that robbed a gas station and the bad thing about the situation is they caught the real robber later that night.” As Ricardo was explaining what happened, his eyes began to turn red. “This is too dangerous; you shouldn’t be out here.

I became interested in more of the story. Wondering exactly what happened to Mitchell and who would tell the story better than his best friend. So, I built up enough guts to ask him how he died?

“The police shot him by mistake, and nothing happened to the cop that shot him; that’s why I’m out here fighting for justice.”

My heart fell below my stomach after listening to Ricardo alarm me of Mitchell’s death. I never met the boy, but I mourned for him like he was my friend too. That could’ve been anybody. It could’ve been Leo or Ricardo. Hell, I could’ve been me.

“I’m sorry for your friend because I saw your post last night, and I wanted to check on you.”

I must help in any way that I could but what could I do? What if something happens to me? I mean the police were deep in downtown St. Louis, on every corner. What if they shoot me by mistake for helping the protesters?

As I turned to walk back to the ice cream parlor, Ricardo grabbed me by the arm.

“We have meetings in my basement every Saturday if you ever want to come to one.”

“I’ll think about it.”

Interesting, but I had too much to do with getting ready for prom and graduation. He kind of convinced me to go though. My skin started to crawl as my mind imagined such a tragedy happening at Chester Academy. We don’t have those problems, so we don’t worry about them. The kids at Chester should join in with the kids at their school to help protest. It would show them that other schools care.  Although, it might not be a good idea because the kids at Chester are too rich and snobby to understand.

Leah was sitting with her arms folded, face wrinkled, and cheeks blushing red.

“Why are you looking at me like that?” I asked.

I know I’ve left her too long with Chloe, so I gave her a sorry smirk, pushing my lips out for her to forgive me.

Everyone left. She had to stay behind to babysit Chloe, while I chatted with Ricardo.

“What took you so long?”

“I wanted to ask Ricardo more questions about Mitchell, who went to school with them.”

“You shouldn’t be talking to him about that stuff or even be around him. You know how jealous Leo is.”

“I was just curious, and we were childhood friends. Leo has nothing to be jealous of and I won’t let him come between us because there’s nothing going on.”

Leah shoved the pizza in my chest and stormed out the door. Every time I brought up Ricardo, Leah’s face cheeks would flush and her lips would clench. So, why would Leo care if he’s not here? One thing is for sure, I’ve been Leah’s friend for so long that I know she can twist a story. So, I was making it a priority to rush home to call Leo.

When we got home, I ran upstairs to call Leo.

“I’m glad to hear your voice. I laid on my stomach in the bed with my feet in the air and crossed my legs.

 

About the Author

Kimberley B. Jones is a professional early childhood educator. She was born in the small town of Saint George, South Carolina, on September 12, 1982. She graduated from Woodland High School in 2000, Benedict College in 2004 with B.S., Child & Family Development, and Ashford University in 2013 with a Masters in Early Childhood Education.

After receiving her education and being a military spouse, she held several jobs as a preschool teacher and a preschool director, but she wanted to use her education by writing children’s books. She wrote her first book in college for a children’s literature course. She has since self-published several books that can be found on Amazon.

 Currently, she is branching off into writing fiction YA, NA, and A novels on issues in society. She loves writing and would change it for nothing in this world. She is now representing Rhetoric Askew, a great publishing company. Kimberley is the author of “Our Friendship Matters,” soon to be released October 5, 2020 and so much more coming soon.

 

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Review: Usborne Little Children’s Drawing Book

My littlest gal is so happy. She got to review something for the blog. Timberdoodle sent us Usborne Little Children’s Drawing Book ($6) for us to review. It’s a good thing too. With her big sister taking on Artistic Pursuits this year, she’s going to want some art lessons of her own. Long story, short, she didn’t want to stop doing her art.

What Is Little Children’s Drawing Book?

The Little Children’s Drawing Book has fun activities that build your child’s fine-motor skills. Make spots on a giraffe, draw lines to show falling rain, jellyfish tentacles, and more. The book says ages 2+, and Timberdoodle includes it with their Complete Preschool Curriculum Kits. It is 48 pages long, and the paper is a smooth, matte surface upon which to draw.

What We Thought

Little Miss Ladybug LOVED it. WE did two pages – the giraffe page (pictured) and a page with rainclouds (not pictured). Well, to be honest, SHE did two pages. I just read the directions for her.

We chose to use colored pencils because we had them handy. The pages are not glossy, so the colored pencil showed up well. You could use crayons, and the pages are sturdy enough to be able to handle markers if your little one prefers to use those. I did not do a bleed test with markers, but I would be surprised, unless a child heavily saturates the page, if the color ran through on the other side.

(She was really intense). There are samples on each page to illustrate the idea that preschoolers are to copy in creating their own art. I like that the activity is structured while still being open-ended. It gives preschoolers a sense of control while also encouraging skill-development.

The pictures are bright and colorful, and that’s great for preschoolers. She didn’t want to stop, so I let her continue to the next page. I think she probably would have sat and completed the whole book if I’d have allowed her to do so. It was definitely a big hit, and now she’s very excited about starting her “learning” as she and Mr. 4 call school time.

Ideas for Using This Resource

As you know, I like to create a list of suggestions for stretching the resource. You can, of course, use Little Children’s Drawing Book as it stands. Here are some ideas if you’d like to stretch it a little bit:

  • Prior to starting the page, practice making the shape/lines on a separate piece of paper to demonstrate (especially if your child is younger).
  • Have your child create their own picture inspired by the page in the book they just completed.
  • Use the animal/image on the page as inspiration for a unit study (i.e. learn about giraffes when doing the giraffe page – read giraffe books, make giraffe crafts, watch a video with a giraffe, etc.
  • Practice counting – “Can you make 5 spots on the giraffe’s neck?” or “How many spots have you made? Let’s count them!”

This is a fun resource for those who are homeschooling younger children or for those who need something for younger siblings to do when older siblings need instruction.

Purchasing Information

You can purchase Little Children’s Drawing Book at Timberdoodle on its own for just under $6 or you may purchase the preschool curriculum that it is part of.

Review: Plus-Plus Learn to Build Jewelry

I recently had the opportunity to review the Plus-Plus Learn to Build Jewelry kit with my first grader thanks to the Brilliant Minds program. While I did receive reimbursement for my purchase of the kit, all opinions are my own. The short story: the kit was a hit.

What Learn to Build Jewelry Is

Plus-Plus Learn to Build Jewelry ($25) is a STEAM kit with little pieces that are shaped like puzzle pieces. They allow users to create 3-D objects by connecting them together. The set is meant for ages 5+. The pieces are somewhat small, so if you have a child who still likes to put things in their mouth, you might want to skip it. The kit includes 300 glitter and bright pieces and 100 Gold pieces. There’s a white baseplate to help with building, string and elastic for jewelry, and a guide book.

My 6-year-old gal unboxing the kit

What We Thought of It

Miss 6 loved it. She thought it was a lot of fun to not just string beads but to first construct the pendants for the necklace. For the review, we did the first project in the book. At six she’s mostly able to build the necklace, but needed to be reminded as to how to make a square knot, and needed a little assistance with measuring the string.

This kit is great not only for developing STEM skills, learning how to put things together, and following directions, but it’s also great for developing fine motor skills. Not only did she need to be able to interlock the pieces to build the pendants she made, but she also needed to be able to keep the pieces she’d already put together in place as she added the new ones.

I like, as a parent, that the fun doesn’t end when we finish all the projects in the book. She can create other jewelry items, or she can do some open-ended building. It makes it a versatile STEAM kit, and while some of it is consumable (the strings for making necklaces, bracelets, etc.) the beauty of the toy is that like other building kits, it’s pretty open-ended and limited only by her imagination.

Using It for STEAM Education

As is customary on this blog, I’d like to offer some ideas for extending this kit beyond the lessons in the book and just letting your child explore with it if you’d like to use it in lesson plans or for further exploration.

  • Use the puzzle pieces as counters and/or math manipulatives. They can be great for sorting, talking about sets, exploring addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. You can also use them for talking about fractions.
  • Create a building/STEAM challenge. Can you build a structure that will support your favorite stuffie? Can you build something that might float?
  • Create an activity using the Plus-Plus pieces to make the child’s name or practice spelling words or reading list words.
  • Use the Plus-Plus blocks in a measuring activity.

You can purchase the Plus-Plus Learn to Build Jewelry kit on Amazon for $25.

Mrs. P., Your Hair’s On Fire! Blitz


Middle-Grade Book
Published Date: August 3, 2020
Publisher: INtense Publications LLC


Jang consistently bullies his eighth grade science teacher, Mrs. P with mean and annoying pranks; but some of his classmates have had enough. They give Jang a dose of his own medicine with a prank of their own.  Unexpectedly, Jang becomes a hero after he saves Mrs. P’s life, extinguishing a fire in her hair from a chemistry experiment gone wrong. While recovering from her accident, Mrs. P experiences a stroke of good fortune in her life because of an ancient Korean traditional belief that says a person will have good luck if he or she dreams or sees someone with their hair on fire.



About the Author

Ever since his mother signed him up for piano lessons at age five, Thornton Cline has been writing non-stop. With over 1,000 published songs, 150 recorded songs, 32 traditionally published adult, children’s and YA books published, Thornton Cline has been nominated multiple times for Grammy and Dove Awards. In 2017, Cline won a first-place Maxy Literary Award for “Best Children’s Young Adult Book”. Thornton Cline’s books have appeared at the top of the Amazon bestselling charts. Cline has been honored with “Songwriter of the Year” twice-in-a row and has received a platinum award for certified sales of over one million units in Europe.

Cline continues to mentor, speak, teach, and inspire aspiring authors and songwriters around the world. He resides in Hendersonville, Tennessee with his wife, Audrey and their cat, Kiki.. You can follow all the latest updates on his books and songs at his website, ThorntonCline.com; Thornton Douglas Cline on Facebook, @ClineThornton on Twitter, and @ThorntonCline on Instragram. Mrs P: Your Hair’s On Fire is Thornton Cline’s debut book with INtense Publishing.

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Review: Gobblet Gobblers

Disclaimer: I received the game Gobblet Gobblers from Timberdoodle in exchange for an honest review of the product. All opinions are my own and my children’s.

A lot of people are gameschooling, and it’s easy to see why. In fact, when I was homeschooling my big kid, we would do a morning board game between our langauge arts and math curricula. One of our favorites was Lost Cities, another was the classic, Blockus. Since then, we’ve added a numnber of games to our home, and our family loves gaming – so it seems natural to add games into our homeschool. When Timberdoodle offered the opportunity to review Gobblet Gobblers, I jumped at the chance. I just knew that it would be a hit with at least Miss 6 and Mr. 4. Timberdoodle includes it in their Kindergarten complete currriculum kit.

What Is Gobblet Gobblers?

Gobblet Gobblers is a fun take on Tic-Tac-Toe. Like the game it’s based upon, it requires thinking skills and strategy. The game comes with a playing grid you put it together, and twelve game pieces. The game helps build memory, problem-solving skills, visual perception, and focus and attention.

Game play is simple, in addition to the rules for tic-tac-toe, the Goblet Gobblers can “eat” smaller game pieces of the opposite color. The goal is to get three in a row. Not only is the game great at encouraging those important critical thinking skills, but it’s also great fun.

What We Thought

We had fun. First, I played the game with Miss 6. She quickly grasped the rules and got a big kick out of the idea that she could “eat” my game piece. After a few games – they are very short, she won her first game, and by then, Mr. 4 was intrigued and challenged his big sister to a match. Both of them really enjoyed it, and Mr. 4 very quickly caught on and was using strategy to beat his sister (perhaps because he’s our resident tic-tac-toe afficionado…he loves creating a situation where there are two ways he can win).

Miss 3 came along, and while she thought the game was cute, it was still just a little beyond her. We’re still working on taking turns and following game rules with her, so we’ll try it again in a couple of months.

How To Use To Teach Thinking Skills:

When playing the game, here are some ideas for how to make the educational value stretch:

  • Ask about your child’s strategy when the game ends.
  • Talk about your own strategy when playing.
  • Come up with challenges: what happens when both players start with their biggest piece on the board? The smallest?
  • Try plotting out a partly-finished game and have your child see how they could win from the point the game is set up in.
  • Try to create a draw-game. Can you play where no one wins? (Our first game was a draw!)

Purchase Gobblet Gobblers ($15) or Timberdoodle’s non-religious complete kindergarten curriculum kit ($937).

Welcome to Justitia STEAM & Classical Academy

As you know from my talking about the curriculum we’ll be using for first grade, we’re planning to homeschool for the 2020-2021 school year. We’re now all set up on paper for that. I’ve filed with Kansas, and in doing that, I needed to (well, we needed to) come up with a name for our homeschool. We came to the name Justitia STEAM & Classical Academy.

Naming Our Homeschool

We chose “Justitia” because our family believes strongly in social justice and equity for all. We chose “STEAM” because we love science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. We chose “classical” because while we’re eclectic we also adhere to the structure of classical schools. We will be studying history in four parts, at the grammar, logic, and rhetoric levels.

While I homeschooled my oldest from 2nd-7th grades and did a good bit of homeschooling prior to last year with our younger three children, having a homeschooled child going into first grade seems more “official.” Part of that, I’m sure is because we have to register with the state this year. Part of it is because Miss 6 attended public kindergarten last year.

About Our Family

We are a family of six. My oldest is going to be a senior in college, and he is majoring in music and minoring in theater and political science. He’s also very involved with his school’s speech and debate team and Model UN. A couple years ago, he studied abroad in Ghana, and it was life-changing for him, as study abroads tend to be.

Our next oldest is 6 1/2 and going into first grade. She is a Girl Scout (and I am her troop leader – I’m hoping to get some posts about leading multi-level Girl Scouts troops up soon), she loves science, and she wants to be an astrophysicist when she grows up. She’s doing a series of Camps at home through both Girl Scouts and our local science museum this summer.

Next is our 4 1/2-year-old fireball. He’s going to do pre-kindergarten this year. I’m looking forward to getting more information up about what we’ll be doing fort hat. He thinks he’s also 6 1/2 and strives to keep up with his big sister. He loves building things, coding (yes, coding), and wants to be a firefighter when he grows up.

Then we have the 3-year-old Ladybug. She’s not about to miss out on the fun things her bigger siblings do, so we’ll be doing some really light preschool stuff and lots of great open-ended play. She loves bugs, animals, and monster trucks. She’s also slightly obsessed with wearing dress up clothes until they wind up shredded and falling off of her!

My husband is a librarian at the local university. He’s also a huge fan of baseball, coffee, and Marvel characters.

I’m a writer and editor. My background is in philosophy, specifically social and political theory and philosophy and 19th & 20th century German philosophy and political history and theory. I’ve written a lot about societal responsibility. I’m also a logician and an ethicist.

There you have it! Now, tell me about your family. Why did you decide to homeschool? What grades are you going to be teaching this year?

What We’re Using for First Grade 2020-2021

First grade is approaching. We decided, after a strange end to kindergarten, that we would indeed homeschool next year – so we’ll have a 1st grader, a pre-kindergartner, and a preschooler at home. I’ve already gathered most of what we’ll use for next year. We won’t do every subject every day – and for some subjects, I’m patching in additional resources/topics that should be covered but aren’t by the main resource or spine we’re using. For this post, I’ll just be focusing on the main resource. (Note: some of these links are affiliate links, and if you click on them and make a purchase, I will receive a small percentage of the sale, at no additional cost to yourself.)

First Grade Language Arts

Phonics and Literature

For phonics, we’ll continue on to All About Reading Level 2. I really like this program as it gives hands-on practice with letters but also allows students to build their reading confidence by having them put into practice what they’ve learned. Cards with phonemes and new words help build fluency. So far it’s been an excellent program for our family.

For literature, we’ll be focusing on retellings from ancient literature from around the world – Chinese folktales, Egyptian, Greek, Norse, Celtic, and Roman myths, etc. I’m still working out the complete list and schedule for those, but they’ll largely follow our history schedule. We’ll do some narration pages for what we read as well.

Spelling

We’ll finish up MCP’s Spelling Workout A and continue into Spelling Workout B. I like these books because they proceed phonetically, lessons don’t take long to complete, and they build on each other.

Grammar

We’ll primarily be using Evan-Moor Skill Sharpeners Grammar and Punctuation for First Grade. I originally thought we’d use First Language Lessons 1, but I felt like my gal needed more hands-on experience, and she responds well to colorful workbooks. I’ll work elements from FLL1 into the flow of our Grammar schedule.

Writing

For penmanship and handwriting practice, we’ll use Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Grade 1. My gal enjoys these books, and it doesn’t take too long to complete a page.

We’ll also use Evan-Moor Daily 6-Trait Writing for first grade. Again, this is a program I’ll wrap with another one – Writing with Ease Level 1.

Mathematics

For maths, we’ll be using Singapore Math’s Dimensions Math 1A and 1B as well as Singapore Math’s Math Sprints 1, Challenging Word Problems 1, and Process Skills 1. We’ll also play some math games like Mobi and do some math projects from Family Math and other sources.

Thinking Skills

I’m putting together an eclectic curriculum drawing from a variety of sources, mostly from Critical Thinking Press, but we’ll also learn chess and use some other critical thinking games.

Foreign Language

My gal wants to learn French, so we’ll work on learning the French alphabet and basic French vocabulary this year. This is another subject I’m still piecing together since I wasn’t completely thrilled with any one resource.

Social Studies

For history, we’ll be using History Quest level one – both the book and the study guide with a variety of additional resources. This is a great secular history resource and follows our classical pattern for history. We’ll be studying ancient history.

We’ll also study current events thanks to CNN 10, and use Evan Moor’s Geography Skill-Sharpeners to supplement the map skills picked up by studying ancient history. I’ll also supplement with materials to round out government and economics standards for first grade.

Science

We’ll study life science – animals (including evolution and dinosaurs), the human body, and plants this year. I’ll be using Pandia Press’s Life level 1. However, I’ll be rearranging the order and adding things in using their suggestions for additional reading. My first grader wants to be a scientist when she grows up, so I wanted to add more enrichment activities – one of the great things about homeschooling, right?

Art

I’m using Artistic Pursuits Volumes 1 and 2 in the K-3 series. Volume 1 covers building an artistic vocabulary and Volume 2 covers ancient art. While I really like that this curriculum has art history and art skills in one program, I’m a little bummed that it’s very western-focused. So, I’ll be patching in some non-western ancient art to round that out.

Music

My gal wants to pick the Violin back up, so we’ll look into that. I haven’t yet decided on what we’ll do for music history yet.

Other

We’ll work on coding, do some nature study work, and some STEM projects as well.

It all seems like a lot, but in reality, it’s not. Like I said, not everything will be done every day, and my first grader works through things pretty quickly – the bulk of time will still be play-based and project-based. She’s really excited about the curriculum.

What will you be using for 2020-2021?

Story Time Chess Review

Timberdoodle is offering Story Time Chess as part of its new 2020-2021 curriculum rollout. The game promises that children as young as 3 will learn how to play the classic game – no experience required from either adults or children. I received the game in exchange for an honest review.

About Story Time Chess

Story Time Chess includes instructions for playing the Story Time Chess version, Standard Chess instructions, a storybook to play through, a double-sided chessboard, 32 character cutouts, 1 set of custom chess pieces, 30 crown tokens, 1 crown card game mat, and 30 crown cards. The game retails for $60, but is available currently for $54.95 on the Timberdoodle website.

With a beginner – I played a little with my 2, almost 3-year-old, you begin with chapter one of the storybook. Read the story of King Chomper, and play through the exercises where you move him. This teaches children how the individual piece moves and prepares them for the next step. We had fun reading the story and practicing with the three exercises to gather all the pizza tokens. Once you finish playing through each exercise, the book reminds you to shake hands with each other – encouraging good sportspersonship from the beginning.

Once you’ve played through chapter 1, you can play through each of the other chapters – learning how each piece moves as you go, and learning the different rules of chess. It’s a lot of fun – and makes for a great curriculum. I could see this not only being useful for a homeschooling family looking for a way to use chess to help with critical thinking skills, but this would be a great resource for co-ops wanting to put together a chess club.

What shocked me the most in reviewing Story Time Chess was how easily my 2-year-old picked up the rules. Granted, she enjoys playing other games like Chutes and Ladders, Candyland, and Don’t Break the Ice, and she also will be 3 in a month, but she loved the characters, the colors, and the storytelling. The only reason I don’t have photos of her with the game in session is that she’s decided that while we’re all hanging out at home she’s completely abandoning the social convention of wearing clothing!

I can’t wait to play Story Time Chess more with her and introduce my 4-year-old and 6-year-old to the game. I’ve always enjoyed playing chess – my older brother taught me how to play and it quickly became a favorite – and my oldest was in the chess club at his junior high and high school. It’s definitely a fun way to learn to play chess and sharpen those critical thinking skills.

Gameschooling – the practice of playing board games as part of a well-rounded homeschooling curriculum has been picking up momentum. I personally prefer this practice to the practice of using apps to gamify concepts, and I would strongly recommend that this product make its way into your game cabinet.

April 5th Accountability Post

Last week was a bit of a dumpster fire. We’d all had enough of being indoors. Miss 6 completed her school’s packet, 43 lessons in Dreambox and a bunch of lessons in Lexia. In addition she did:

Penmanship – ZB Kindergarten p. 131
Spelling – Lesson 15 “Short Vowel I”
Read & discussed “The Grasshopper and the Ant” drew a picture
Wrote cookie thank you cards
Completed Singapore Math p. 104-112
Completed Kumon Differentiation p. 6-42
Morning starters 5-7
Watched 2 Cincinnati Zoo videos
Earned her Girl Scouts Board Game Design Challenge Badge
Worked on learning to fold clothes using the “Marie Kondo” method
Read about kitchen safety in Williams Sonoma Kids Cooking
Read 20-30 minutes every day
Watched videos on magnetic science

I’m about to make this week’s lesson plan. I’ll also be writing a post about where to find Secular resources this week.

March 29th Weekly Accountability Post

This is what Miss 6 did this past week:

We wound up not doing school on Friday. Each day, we spent about 2 hours on these things, and some more time reading, watching educational videos, and playing with purpose.

All About Reading Level 1 Lessons 10 & 11 (review)
Zanner Blosser Handwriting K p. 127-130
Spelling Workout A Lesson 14 “short A”
What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know – Fables
Cookie thank you cards
Singapore Math Essentials of Math K B p. 90-103
What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know “Plants Are All Around Us” and “Plant Parts and 180 Days of Science pages 49-58 – on animal habitats
What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know “What a Ball: Our World,” “Oceans and Continents,” “Maps & the Globe,” “Which Way Are You Going?” and “North, South, east, West”
DK Geography p. 40-47 – finished the book
Kumon Logic p. 62-72, finished the book; Kumon Creativity p. 21-26
Morning starters p. 1-4
Geodes study
Daisy Cybersecurity badges (all 3).

This week, we get a packet from her school. We’ll also be adding in work for the Preschoolers, who want to do “work” too.

Stay well, be healthy.