Monday, November 09, 2009

Our week of learning - 8th Nov - just life!

Current Readaloud: More Aussie Bites.

Lots of reading (mainly Aussie Bites & Boyz Rule series) & audio books. A trip to the library to get yet more books!

Maths: He's been measuring & weighing as part of general life. He's been adding up prices, sticking to a budget, getting the money out of his bank account, paying for things and calculating change.

Science & Technology: I found a new beginner's programming environment called Alice that he's been using. It's a storytelling environment - it's similar to Scratch in the way the programming works but more intuitive in some ways I think. You can do some cool stuff with camera angles and special effects on it!

For the Juniors was about space this week.

HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): As part of community awareness for the Caring & Sharing badge, they had two special guests at their Joey's meeting this week - a vet & a policeman (both dads of the kids in the group). Both men spoke about what they do and how they help the community.

Creative & Practical Arts: He made a box house for his stuffed animals one rainy day this week. I got to help with the engineering side of things - stairs & walls etc :)

His drama class did another read through of their script and started to act it out.

We visited Newcastle Art Gallery to look at their latest exhibitions.

PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): Playing with friends outside, circus class.

Life skills (cooking, gardening, housekeeping): He learnt how to cook fried rice, helped with general meal preparation and making biscuits & a b'day cake for my mum. He helped me water the garden.

School shows: Numbers Count, For the Juniors (space), Telling Tales, Count Us In, BTN Special.

Other fun stuff: He decided he wanted to ask a friend over to play after school this week - so he looked up his phone no, called him up, left a message and then arranged a play date when his friend rang back. They had a good time playing together.

It was my mum's b'day on Saturday so we spent the afternoon / evening with them down on Newcastle Foreshore. Prawns & a chocolate cake - not a bad way to celebrate!


libby said...

Another great week. I'm always amazed at what Billy gets up to each week. Just amazing how much learning is going on!


Stuff On My Blog said...

Awesome job on the box house! Sounds like a very busy week.