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!)


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!

Anonymous 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.


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!