Sunday, November 22, 2009

Our week of learning - 22nd Nov - Welcome to Oz

Current Readaloud: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Roald Dahl's "George's Marvellous Medicine".

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz George's Marvellous Medicine

Lots of reading - he's started reading an old Choose-your-own-adventure book we got at a book sale recently and is quite enjoying the format.

He watched a TV show about spelling rules, wrote a procedure for making your chocolates, wrote a (very) short script, created a brochure to promote his library in Publisher, and wrote a story.

We watched The Wizard of Oz together, and watched the first episode of the modern sci-fi/fantasy version called Tin Man.

Maths: He watched Numbers Count which was about recording & interpreting data and watched a Cyberchase episode about fractions.

Science & Technology: He had another C# programming lesson with his dad and has created a simple calculator. He's been busy updating his website again, and using Windows Movie Maker, Microsoft Publisher and a couple of card making programs.

HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): The For the Juniors show this week was about Xmas celebrations and the different customs.

We had a day at a local farm Oakvale Farm where he got to pat the koalas, feed the baby animals and milk a cow. (Well attempt to anyway!) We only stayed for a few hours because it was an extremely hot day - about 40 deg C!.

Creative & Practical Arts: It's been Hollywood here this week - he made up a movie based on The Wizard of Oz called "There's no place like MangoSt". I was roped in as cameraman but other than that he did the whole thing himself. He then edited it in Windows Movie Maker and we uploaded it to YouTube. (It takes about 5 minutes if you want to watch it.)

He also made a book cover for the story he wrote and drew a cartoon on the front.

PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): Circus class, time playing with friends.

A trip to the dentist was an opportunity to learn more about taking care of his teeth.

Life skills (cooking, gardening, housekeeping): Watering the garden, keeping his room tidy.

School shows: Numbers Count, Spelling with the Spellits.

Other fun stuff:
His Joey's group made Xmas decorations this week.


Butterfly said...

Oakvale was fun, in a roasting kind of way!
I wonder how hot weather affects milk production.

I hope there were no dental dramas :)
Have a happy week.

Katy said...

What a fabulous week!