Billy saved up his pocket money and bought himself a new Webkinz (for the uninitiated, they're a cute, cuddly toy that has a unique code to get into their website and play games). He was given one by a friend a couple of years ago and played on the website a bit, but after 12 months it expired and locked him out of the website. He decided he wanted to get back in, so searched on ebay until he found the one he wanted! He was hanging out until it arrived on Wednesday and has been on the website every day since.
Current Readaloud: The Secrets of Droon - The mysterious Island
English: He spent time on Spellodrome and earnt a certificate for the week. We played a game of Rainbow Scrabble (an easier scoring version of proper Scrabble). He answered a 50 question Language Arts quiz at Quizzy's Corner (on the Webkinz site) - he learnt terms like 'synonym' and 'antonym'.
Maths: He spent about an hour on Mathletics over the week and earnt his weekly certificate. This was his first time on it since moving up to the Yr 3 level. He came across a couple of new concepts like rounding to the nearest hundred, as well as some pretty tough 2-digit mental addition.
He also answered a 50 question Maths quiz at Quizzy's Corner - its quite an odd feeling to be asked at 9pm "Can I answer 50 maths questions now Mummy?"!
Science & Technology: We did a couple of science experiments this week as blogged previously - making marbled paper with chalk and the baking soda / vinegar & peanuts experiment.
HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): We went and did our monthly Waterwatch testing and picked up some rubbish along the river bank while we were there.
Creative & Practical Arts: I bought a canvas and some acrylic paints for him (at his request) and he had a great time painting a portrait of his 2 Webkinz animals as King & prince! (They're the black and white figuers down towards the bottom - the yellow is the castle).
PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): Little Dragons martial arts class. He also answered yet another 50 question quiz on Webkinz about Health - questions about nutrition, the body, road safety etc.
Life skills (cooking, gardening, housekeeping): He made a cake by himself (with me supervising and getting it out of the oven) and iced & decorated it all on his own.
School shows: Not on yet.
Other fun stuff: His cousin had a b'day party on today so he had fun playing with his cousins and some of their friends.