Monday, October 10, 2011

Taking a trip around Australia

This Term we have decided to go traveling
Having copious amounts of maps we would like to explore every country

First stop... Australia

There will be road trips, stop overs, exploring history, tourism, culture and nature
All in one term. Gosh thats alot of petrol and time away from home isnt it?

We are doing all of it in the comfort and finacial security from our home!

Where shall we start?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Schools in! Last Term of 2011

We had an extra week of school holidays due to health and organisational issues this month.
It was so good to take that extra time so we could easily slide back into out homeschooling routine

First day back
Wake up at 5.30
School starts 6.30
Maths first up, Ellie flew through her book work and got to have some play time on Boost Maths
Sarah is just finishing up her grade 5 maths review. We aim to have Grade 6 Maths finished
by the end of the year. The beginning of next year will be spent on Grade 7 maths moving onto
Grade 8 maths half way through the year. She is looking forward to being up to the same level
as her old school friends.

During break time the girls took it upon themselves to do a music lesson. Sarah teaching Ellie
the basics of keyboards, then practicing their songs for a busking session they will be doing
at a Homeschoolers Fair in November.

By this time (9am) mumma has the slow cooker on and bread in the oven, bubs goes down for his morning sleep so we can get stuck into English.

Sarah is still continuing with her Narnia literature unit
I found quite a few websites that pulled ellie out of her normal book work
I printed out a few activities and Ellie loved it.
There were many stickers to hand out!

Ending the school day with some Auslan
and baby play in the backyard.

Ryan is home from High School now so its time to put on the homework hat for me
We are finding that full supervision for the rest of the year is the best way to go to get him
in a good habit for next year. More on that one later!

We enjoyed our first day back for the term, it wasnt as productive as i had hoped it would be
but i do like to add too many things to the "to do list" for the day.

Ellie has many stickers and work sheets to show daddy when he gets home
and Sarah is feeling proud about adding to her vocabulary. Its such a big world out there when you are learning new things everyday.

Tonight i plan to sit down with the girls and do some embroidery.

Thats a great start to the ending term i think!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Strawberry Fields Forever!

With friends, we ventured up to Strawberry Fields in Palmview

The strawberries were plump and juicy

As soon as we got to the open fields
the kids rocketed off to find their own juicy treasures

Such a full day, ending it at Kings Beach

There was jam making and strawberry sneaking to be done
Looking forward to finding another field to explore next month!