Sunday, March 29, 2009

Our week of Learning - 29th March

English: Billy did handwriting practice by writing a letter to his new penfriend. He's so excited! Also lots of reading.

Maths: Still working with inequalities in MEP. It's been hard-going a few days - I don't think it's that he doesn't understand the concepts, I think its more that the change of format is throwing him. Next week looks a bit easier; we leave inequalities behind for a bit. Hopefully it will percolate in his brain while we do other things.

Science & Technology: Another air-pressure experiment - this time filling a glass with water, covering the top with a piece of cardboard, and then turning the glass upside down. The cardboard stays in place due to air pressure.

HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): We wrapped up our study of Stone Age man by reviewing what he'd learnt in the unit.

Creative & Practical Arts: In drama class, they learnt about the stage, and various stage directions.

LOTE (Languages other than English): Reviewed Spanish numbers, and learnt colour names in Spanish.

PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): Circus class, riding his scooter.

Life skills (cooking, gardening): He's been making his bed and doing a reasonable job of it. He tried to be very slack the first couple of days and I made him keep doing it until it was acceptable, so it's been better since!!

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