Sunday, March 15, 2009

Our week of Learning - 15th March

We had a mid-term break this week so we didn't have any formal lessons. We certainly have been busy though!

English: Lots of reading and a trip to the library, plus he did some of a grammar CD because he wanted to.

Maths: We've been playing lots of games - noughts & crosses (tic-tac-toe) & checkers plus a game of subtraction dominoes (that was tough even for me lol!). He's also been playing around with codes, and learnt to do kid's Sudoku.

Science & Technology: Lots of Magnetix play. We discussed making salt by evaporating salt water and have plans to do an experiment about it soon.

HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): We went to the Australian Reptile park and saw lots of fauna & flora. He also watched a documentary on sharks, and part of one on Japan. He played a bit of Become a History Explorer CD game.

Creative & Practical Arts: Photography at the Reptile Park. Paper weaving. Drama class.

PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): Circus class, and 3 lots of playgrounds with friends - playgrounds & scooter riding!

Life skills (cooking, gardening): Cutting up fruit to make "fruit rockets" (bits of fresh fruit on a skewer).

Even without lessons, he's still learnt a lot. I really like the idea of natural learning / unschooling, but I feel more "in control" when we have some structure. It was very good to have a break though with such a busy week.

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