Monday, January 18, 2010

Our week of learning - 17th Jan - holidays over?

Back into the recording..

Current Readaloud: Famous Five - Five on a Secret Trail, Artemis Fowl

Five on a Secret Trail (Famous Five) Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl)

Not much reading on his own this week.

Maths: Lots of 'Living Maths' - adding prices at the supermarket, measuring while cooking etc. We also played a few games of Monopoly.

Science & Technology: He made slime using a kit he got for Xmas. He's also been working on making a new website.

HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): Reading the 'Famous Five' book introduced him to Romain ruins, coins and pottery so I pulled out a kit called 'The Roman Child' which had cardboard 'replicas' of pottery & coins. He had a brief read through the book.

Creative & Practical Arts: He moved his keyboard into his room and has been practising 'When the Saints go Marching in' some nights. I must find something other sheet music for him!

PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): He started a martial arts class which he really enjoyed. He also spent time at the playground when we went for a picnic with another group of homeschoolers.

Life skills (cooking, gardening, housekeeping): He's spent a fair bit of time in the kitchen this week - among his accomplishments were pasta and apple crumble.

He's been helping Pete out with painting some shelves for the office.

He sewed a door stopper (bag filled with rice) to go behind one of the doors.

School shows: Not on yet.

Other fun stuff:
He got a new xBox game for a late Xmas present and has been busy mastering that. He's scarily good at it! A friend of his came over through the week and taught him a few tricks on it as well.


karisma said...

Wow! You are doing so well. I sat down last night and wrote down a days worth for the diary! LOL We have been chugging along but not recording anything. I had planned to write on the blog but no time as visitors popped by. Oh well, maybe later. Now I am too busy visiting to blog! LOL

Lightening said...

Did you start schooling a little earlier than schools or has school gone back in NSW?

Kez said...

Jodi, school goes back next week, we just got a head-start on recording :)