- Magazines - Both his National Geographic Kids and Scientriffic magazines arrived over the last couple of weeks, so he spent some time reading those.
- Websites - He's spent a lot of time on Club Penguin and Webkinz. Club Penguin has been good for maths - he has to earn points to get to different levels in parts of it, so he'll come wandering out to me saying things like "I need 1000 points and I have 499, so I need another 501 before I get to the next level". We've never actually sat down and done formal multi-digit subtraction - obviously I don't need to bother with that one :)
- Sport - archery, martial arts, Auskick & rock-climbing
- Mother's Day - Mother's day present shopping, present making at cubs, card making
- Family history - I've started researching Pete's side of the family again, and he's been involved in discussions about the family tree and looking over my shoulder while I research. It's a great way to make Australian history more personal - he can now say that he has a great-great-uncle that was killed in action in France during WWI. That makes it far more 'real' for a kid - and actually, for me too.
- Jobs - He's been busy doing jobs to earn money for Scout Job Week - he washed his Pop's car (with help), did some watering & sweeping for my dad, and helped cook tea for my mum.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Our week of learning - 9th May - the casual version
I didn't keep any notes last week on what Billy did so this is the casual version from what I can remember: