Sunday, November 02, 2008
Our week of Learning - 2nd Nov
English: Lots of smaller books read plus more from The Hobbit. Visit to Maitland library. Did some reading on the Starfall site.
Maths: Leap into Maths Yr 1 workbook - Unit 13. Watched 'Count Us In'.
Science & Technology: Finished off the clouds poster & talked about it at 'news' at the homeschool meeting. Updating his blog - and has worked out how to change colours and font size..
HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): We did lots of history reading this week as we were getting close to dinosaurs and Billy wanted to keep reading - did the first reptiles through to the first dinosaurs. We also read an Aboriginal tale and Billy watched a video of some animated Aboriginal dreamtime stories.
We had a visit from the fire brigade at the homeschool meeting - they showed the kids around the fire engine, and talked to them about fire safety.
Creative & Practical Arts: Drama lessons and art gallery. Using the video camera.
PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): Swimming lessons plus swimming with friends. Lots of running around at the homeschool meeting.
At the end of this week, we're heading off down south (Melbourne / Canberra) for a few weeks in the van. We won't be doing formal lessons while we're away, but are planning on doing lots of educational things like Sovereign Hill, Questacon, dinosaur museum, Tidbinbilla Tracking Station etc.