Thursday, July 09, 2015

Summer Class - Day 3

Our third day was doing worksheet about time. Some of them still didn't know about time, but they could catch up very quick. Their hands were busy writing, gluing and cutting the paper.

After they finished with the worksheet, it's time to crafting. We made a clock. I asked them to write number from 1 - 12 around the color paper. Then, I explained that we're going to learn about the minute behind the numbers 1-12 in the clock. They had to add 5 in every number and wrote it behind the numbers. 

The most exciting part is doing this experiment - Density Experiment. They couldn't wait for their turn to pour these liquid into their glass jar. 

Honey - Syrup - Milk - Dish Soap - Vegetable Oil

Before they were being picked up, they asked to play with ice and food coloring. I added vinegar and baking soda to get their thrill. ^_^

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Summer Class 2015 - Day 2

Today, we're going to make PIZZA!! Wohoooooo!!

I've got the recipe from here. I usually use this recipe every time I make a pizza. Very recommended!

I asked them to read the ingredients before we measure the flour, yeast, salt, sugar and so on. They didn't show any enthusiast reading it. So, I was straight asking them to measure all the ingredients. Happy faces of them! :D

Mixing the flour with salt, waiting the yeast and cutting the sausages by themselves. I gave them a sausage each to avoid grumbling from them. 

After the yeast was ready, they mixed it with flour. They got their own turn. 

I've made the dough before they came. So when their dough was rested, I gave them mine and asked them to press it on the brass. Full of their hands, everybody wanted their turn. LOL

Then, decorate it with sauce and sausages. They requested sausages and cheese toppings only for their pizza. Kiddos! 

Time for baking..

While it was baking, they played catch and throw the ball in my small space yard.

Tadaaa...the pizza was ready!

They were busy to decide whether to eat now or bring it home. The result now and bring home! LOL :D :D :D

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Summer Class 2015 - Day 1

Honestly, I didn't have any plan to arrange any Summer Class this month or even this year. Suddenly, a friend of mine asked my favor to make it for her daughter and 2 nieces of her. They had their school holiday and there wasn't anything they do at home. Despite of having everyday's battle at home, she asked me to make some busy activities for them. I accepted her challenge. :D

The theme of today was Water Cycle. I've got all the ideas mostly from Pinterest. The first activity when they came was explaining about what Water Cycle is. I explained through my laptop. Unfortunately, my printer was off. I had to go here and there to find a place to print some materials for them. Thankfully, I made it before they arrived at 10 o'clock. 

I asked them to color the printable and they seemed not really enthusiast doing it. Coloring isn't the best one! :D

Next, we played with shaver cream and food coloring. I prepared two jars for boy and girl. Then, I asked them to fill the jars with water. I gave shaver cream on the top of the water and asked them drop the food coloring on it. 

"It was so yummy, looks like an ice cream!!"

After few minutes dealing with drops, I gave them free play. They mixed all the colors on it and looked amazingly pretty. But in the end, it was so messy and the color was totally not good. In fact, they was so happy with that! LOL

Last, we made a craft about Water Cycle. Again, I've got the idea from Pinterest. I made the sun for them and asked them to decorate the sun by their own. Then, I asked them to stick the cotton balls as the cloud and color the water as an ocean. I made some water drops and asked them to color and cut it by themselves. In the end, I tied the sun on the top, cotton balls next and water drops as the rain, followed by the ocean. 

Kids and the Water Cycle Craft

Sunday, March 29, 2015

1st Grade Curriculum

Finally, we've come up with something that I call as a big step for his education. We choose homeschooling for his next 6 years education ahead. Some people will call us crazy not going to put him to school but this is our choice and we are very responsible (hopefully) for his education. 

We think this is the best for us and for him. We're not just avoiding from carrying a heavy bag to school, bullying socialization, the long hour of study in the class or can't talk or play in the class during the study but we're concern with the materials the school will give to our kid. We need something concrete than abstract, we need him to down to earth literally, doing so many activities and not being a robot with something he need to memorize than understand. We don't want him to spare his brain for something he's not going to use anymore in the future such as memorizing the name or year of the history lesson. Just type it on Google, dear!

So, for his 1st Grade material, I still combine from some sources and decide not using particular curriculum but from here and there. We're going to use Evan Moor for English, Math, Science and Social Studies and we combine some material from national curriculum we get it free from Kemdikbud. 

Besides, we put him with some activities outside such as 
- Rockstar Gym for his Physical Exercise every Wednesday and Saturday
- Drum course class at Purwacaraka Music Studios every Thursday morning
- Mandarin course class at Hong Hua every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for 1,5 hour each
- Pramuka or Boys Brigade and Archery Class at Klub Oase base every Wednesday morning
- Sunday School {of course} every Sunday
- Joining with Characteristic Program for Saung Poncol Children at Merunda every first week in a month with Komunitas Sahabat, my community. He sits and plays with some rural children there. He needs it!

Here the books we're going to use for his 1st Grade. I know it's too much, we're not going to use it every time. We'll combine it based on our needs.

1. Daily Language Review Grade 1
2. Language Fundamentals Grade 1
3. A Word a Day Grade 1
4. Grammar & Punctuation Grade 1
5. Building Spelling Skills Grade 1
6. Daily Phonics Grade 1
7. Daily Reading Comprehension Grade 1

1. Explode The Code 3. He loves it so much and he insists to finish that book.
2. Workbook from my previous work. 

1. Daily Common Core Math Practice
2. Basic Math Skills
3. Building Math Fluency

1. Math Mammoth Series
2. CIMT {free download}

Bahasa Indonesia
We need to learn some subjects from national school, such as Bahasa Indonesia, Pendidikan Kewarganegaraan and Ilmu Pengetahuan Sosial/Alam. Thankfully, we found free resources from Kemdikbud

1. Daily Science
2. Everyday Literacy Science
3. Take It To Your Seat Science
4. Science Work For Kids with Various Themes

Social Studies
* Geography
1. Daily Geography
2. Beginning Geography
3. Take It To Your Seat - Geography Centers
4. Ancient Civilizations

- famous people