Sunday, April 25, 2010

Our week of learning - 25th April - ANZAC Day

We had a really busy week this week with lots of fun activities.


Current Readaloud:
Goosebumps: Say Cheese and Die!

Audio books: Give Peas a Chance by Morris Gleitzman

Independent Reading: -

Other: -

Maths: Number Rings game plus heaps of time spent on Timez Attack.

Science & Technology: He used Publisher to create a brochure for Scout Job Week to hand out to the neighbours.

HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): We watched James May's 20th Century about instruments of war (tanks, aircraft, camouflage techniques etc).

He marched in the Anzac Day march with the Cubs.

On Friday, we went on a homeschool excursion to a local macadamia nut farm. They gave the kids buckets and let them loose under the trees to harvest any that were left on the ground. They made it a contest and awarded a prize to the group that collected the most - so you can imagine how enthusiastic they were!

After about 30 mins of collecting, they showed the kids the factory and explained the sorting process. Then we made a beeline for the cafe and enjoyed macadamia ice-cream! It was a really lovely day.

Creative & Practical Arts:
Drama started back this week.

PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): He started Archery this week and really enjoyed it. He's come along in leaps & bounds in just one week. Also Martial Arts was on.

Life skills (cooking, gardening, housekeeping): We made Anzac biscuits together.

School shows: -

Other fun stuff:
They did some basic first aid at Cubs.


libby said...

Another fun week. LOVE macadamia ice-cream. We visited a farm on the way back from Nelson Bay a few years back - wonder if it was the same one.


Kez said...

Yep, that'd be the same one Libby - its at Medowie.