This blog currently serves as a journal of what one particular community member, Uriel Fury, has been doing. The journal is updated infrequently. This journal is for friends, family, community members to know what we've been up to at a glance. It might also help us when it comes time for portfolio evaluations.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 6th, 2010 (as a list of links)

Mathematical Doodling

What is a Frock? 

What is a Cerberus? 
     Ladon?
     Sphinx?
     Nemean Lion?
     Chimera?
     Lemaean Hydra?

How do you spell "community"?

Cartoon Network videos 

We're leaving for Chicago tomorrow night at midnight and will return early in the morning on Monday, December 13th, 2010 -- should have lots to report on once we return.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October 26th, 2010

*playing some catch-up from the last 16 days

Watch
  • YouTube.com - "Let's Play" videos for "Little Big Planet", "Scribblenauts" & "Super Scribblenauts
  • YouTube.com - "Robot Boy"
  • Cartoon Network - "Adventure Time", "Chowder" & "Scooby Doo"
Draw/Write
  • Comics using stickers, markers & pens
  • Stories & notes using stickers, markers & pens
  • Creating/Designing 'characters' for use in games - pen & paper
  • stripgenerator.com - Comic Strips
Build - Towers & Farms w/ River Gyre using blocks

Play
  • Potato Head w/ River Gyre
  • Super Scribblenauts - DS
  • Scribblenauts - DS
  • WarioWare D.I.Y. - DS
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn - Wii
  • Various Gameboy Advance games via Jason Wagner (Rachel's boyfriend)
  • Various online flash games from nitrome.com & addictinggames.com
Read
  • Captain Underpants
  • Calvin & Hobbes
  • ASK Magazine
  • Lego Catalog
Do
  • "stuff to do" binder
  • Captain Underpants Crunchy Book of Fun
  • Curious George Halloween activity book

Community/Health - Attended Rachel James' birth (10.25.10)

Conversations/Research
Spelling
  • captain
  • scenery
  • leprechaun
  • joust

Sunday, October 10, 2010

October 10, 2010

Watch - Sushi Pack via KidMango & YouTube.com

Play - Bug Wars - board game

Build - building houses w/ wooden blocks

Draw
  • comics using markers, pen & stickers
  • pictures using Egyptian stencils & markers

Sat w/ M! & did about 8 pages in the "STUFF to do" binder

Research - "violet", "ultraviolet" & "Wharf" on Wikipedia.com

Saturday, October 9, 2010

October 09, 2010

Write - a "choose your own adventure" book

Draw
  • a comic book about a cockroach
  • series of comics & pictures using stickers & markers

Watch
Research - John Lennon's birthday

Listen - "Imagine" by John Lennon

Read
  • The Adventures of Captain Underpants vol. 4 - comic
  • DK Minifigure Ultimate Sticker Collection - book
Build - Lego w/ River Gyre at the Gyres' house

Play - WarioWare D.I.Y. - DS

Monday, October 4, 2010

October 04, 2010

Made up a 'rave song' with each of us having a part (kind of 'round-robin' style).

Homestar Runner Wiki

Drawing
  • cartoons
  • clapper board

Pencilmation.com

Flash Games - online

YouTube.com - "Let's Play" videos

Helped William pick out fonts.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

October 03, 2010

Billy & Mandy

Chowder

YouTube.com - Lego stop-motion playlist

Blocks - with River - series of towers and castles to be destroyed by various vehicles!

Activity Binder - helped organize, hole punch and add things to a binder of "activity pages"

Friday, October 1, 2010

October 01, 2010

Choose Your Own Adventure #
Choose Your Own Adventure #

Drawing
  • pen & paper games
  • labelled diagram of Nintendo DS

"Let's Play" videos on YouTube.com

Flash games on Nitrome.com

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September 21, 2010

Free Draw - http://www.nickjr.com/games/nick-jr-free-draw.jhtml

Jackson Pollock - http://www.jacksonpollock.org/

http://www.crayola.com/coloring_application/index.cfm

Wario Ware D.I.Y. (DS) - Level programming, design and creation

Drawing - free drawing pictures - pencil, marker and paper

Stick Friends - craft stick puppets

State flags: Oklahoma & Pennsylvania - state flag poster

Dancing - Freestyle dancing around the house

Dice
  • made up a game using number dice
  • added up all the sides of a standard 6-sided die and found that they equal 21
  • made a graph to chart correct guesses of which color a color dot die had landed on after each roll for 2 dozen rolls.

Tony-b Machine 3 - http://www.tony-b.org/ make your own music and record your finished tracks as well as programme your beats, patterns and melodies.

State Flag - State flag poster

The Celery Stalks At Midnight - book

2010-2011 Log of Books and Materials

Reading & Research Books:
Adventures of Captain Underpants, Volumes 1-8 (Pilkey)
Calvin and Hobbes: Revenge of the Babysat (Watterson)
Calvin and Hobbes: Weirdos From Another Planet (Watterson)
Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Adventure
The Celery Stalks At Midnight
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
Choose Your Own Adventure #
Choose Your Own Adventure #

Magazines:
Game Informer
Lego Club
Ranger Rick
Ranger Rick: Just For Fun
Ask
Cricket

Reference/Text Books & Materials:


Movies:
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters II

Television Series/Specials:
Angry Beavers
Adventure Time
Ed, Edd & Eddy
The Real Ghostbusters
Spongebob Squarepants
Invader Zim
Mythbusters
The Fairly Odd Parents
Dexter's Lab

Online/Computer Games:
Various Flash Animation Games
City of Heroes
City of Villains
Electric Box
Scratch (Programming Language System from MIT)

Board/Table Games:
Various Self-designed Games
Dice Games
Word Pirates
Bananagrams
Bug Wars
Rush Hour

Video Games:
Scribblenauts - DS
WarioWare D.I.Y. - DS
Tamagotchi Party 3 - DS
Spore - DS
Ham Ham Challenge - DS
Kabooki - Wii

Educational/Reference Websites:
Wiktionary.com
YouTube.com
KhanAcademy.com
Wikipedia.com
Brainpop.com

Field Trips:


Other Resources/Materials:
Legos
Periodic Table of Elements Poster
Flags of the United States Poster
Scratch (Programming Language System from MIT)
Tangrams

Unschooling Journal 2010-2011

Date Started: September 21st, 2010
Date Ended: June 30th, 2011
(regular 'school year' will begin July 1st & end June 30th)

Subjects Journalled:
Maths
English (Reading & Research, Writing & Spelling)
PA History
US History
Health & Physical Education
Music
Art
Science
Geography
Civics
Safety (Safety and Fire Prevention)
Community & Socialization

Log of Books & Materials

Field Trips

Attendance