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!

1 comment:

homegrownoddity said...

WOW! What a beautiful, inspiring post! Your girls look so happy. It sounds just blissful - I hope I'm that organised one day! Haha.