Monday, November 16, 2009

Our week of Learning - 15th Nov - experiments, art & lots of fun!

Current Readaloud: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Lots of reading (mainly Aussie Bites) & audio books. We picked up a kid's thesaurus at a second hand book sale recently, so Pete showed him how to use that. He's been looking up random words in it. It was also a good review of nouns & verbs.

Languages other than English (LOTE): He's been practising his Spanish counting (1-10) again.

Maths: He watched Numbers Count which was about chance.

Science & Technology: We had a fun day of experiments early in the week. We blew up a balloon using yeast, (both on & off a bottle),

experimented with pepper & dishwashing liquid in a dish of water,

and last, but by no means least, we did a really cool one using drops of food colouring in milk. They stay static until you add dishwashing liquid - and then it goes insane!

He spent some time playing around on the Skwirk website.

HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): We had a discussion about Remembrance Day - what it is and what it commemorates. We've had brief discussions about WWI and WWII before but it's not something I'm going into depth with until he's older.

Creative & Practical Arts: He's had a creative week - he made sun prints and a nature collage at the homeschool meeting. He did a couple of paintings at his grandparent's house. He went to drama class.

PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): Lots of playground time, swimming at the pool, playing with friends, circus class.

Life skills (cooking, gardening, housekeeping): Watering the garden, making chicken schnitzel, tidying his room. He had to do a task to help his family each day as part of his Joey's badge.

School shows: Numbers Count, Telling Tales, BTN.

Other fun stuff: It's been a social week! We had the homeschool meeting on Monday, a picnic at the playground and pool with other homeschoolers on Wednesday, he had a friend over on Wednesday afternoon and spent the weekend with his cousins.

At Joeys, they did teamwork activities as part of their caring & sharing badge. One of the games was funny - working in pairs, they had to unwrap a lolly (candy/sweet) wrapper - each boy could only use one hand though!


Lightening said...

Those experiments look awesome Kez! :) Wish you could homeschool my kids too! :)

Butterfly said...

You've got to love science when it's introduced like this. It's amazing how simple kitchen ingredients can provide so much entertainment!

Kylie said...

Love the nature prints, sounds like a busy week.

EC said...

That milk and food coloring experiment ROCKED! That is something the boys and I might need to do because that was extremely cool!

M.J. said...

Oh, I have to do that milk experiment with the kids! Pretty cool!