Sunday, May 10, 2009

Our week of learning - 10th May


English: Billy finished his work on the "Seussology" unit - he used Kid Pix to create an advertisement for the "Fox in Socks & Knox in Box" stage show. Lots of reading each night as well.

Maths: MEP lessons (73-75). One more week and we'll be finished the first half of the Year 1 book.

Science & Technology: We went on an excursion with some other homeschooling families to a local zoo where we got to learn about monkeys & dingos, pat the wombat & koalas, feed & pat the kangaroos,



and for those feeling brave enough:


(It gave me the creeps to even take the photo, no way was I doing it!)

HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): We finally got to start the Aboriginal unit. Firstly I "mind-mapped" the things he could tell me about Aborigines already, then we looked at where they lived in the local area, and read a couple of dreamtime stories.

Creative & Practical Arts: Drama class.

LOTE (Languages other than English): Introductions in Spanish - eg "what is your name?", "my name is Billy".

PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): Auskick training and circus class, plus lots of playing with his friends at the zoo's playground.

Life skills (cooking, gardening, housekeeping): He rolled out & cut biscuit (cookie) dough to make biscuits to take to Joeys and for Mother's Day. He knitted a little square for me for Mother's Day (no idea what I'll do with it, but it's the thought that counts!)

6 comments:

familyvalue said...

The Seussology unit looks like so much fun!

Kin said...

That all looks like so much fun. Given me lots of ideas of things to do with my 2 also. M&M gets so bored at school I spend my nights making up maths worksheets for her to do *blink* and Kiki gets so upset she doesn't get to go to school...

Suji said...

Lovely photos Kerrie! And B is such a brave kid! We once had a chance to "pat" a phython. I thought it would be slimy but it actually wasn't. The koala is such a cutie!

littleecofootprints said...

I drive past that Zoo all the time and have wondered what it was like - it looks great. We visited a zoo on the south coast on the weekend. Although my daughter is only 2 she hapily patted snakes and lizards. I think its great for them to have the opportunity to experience animals up and close.

Cheers,
Tricia

Catherine said...

I think I commented on your blog before about the homeschooling, well done, what fun you seem to have. It is a special time. I did it in AFrica with our three sons, now all adults in their 20s. They did a lot of what Billy is doing.
Zoo looks great fun.
I see that you blend a lot of educational theories in your schooling, I used a British curriculum in the 90s and it was founded by Charlotte Mason way back! Small world. I really enjoyed my homeschool days, great memories.

Kez said...

Familyvalue - it was good fun! We didn't do it in it's entirety - I adapted it for it's age, but it was a good start.

Kin - I have some links to maths worksheet generators if you want :)

Suji - I have been brave enough to pat one that someone else was holding, but that's as far as I'll go!

Tricia - to be honest I think the Reptile Park at Gosford is better value for money (but they don't have monkeys!). It is nice & close though :)

Catherine - sorry if I didn't reply to your comment before - I get very slack with replying to comments :( Welcome. Yes, I don't like to stick to one particular theory lol, I mix & match to suit us!