Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Our week of learning - 13th June - the Sherbet edition


Current Readaloud: "Misery guts" by Morris Gleitzman, and "How the aliens from Alpha Centauri invaded my maths class and turned me into a writer and how you can be one too" by Jackie French.

How the Aliens from Alpha Cent  Misery Guts

Audio books: Various "Horrid Henry".

Independent Reading: -

OtherCompetition entry typed up, spell checked, and submitted.  It's been a really good exercise for him to follow through.

Maths: Pyramid maths puzzles.

Science & Technology: We found a couple of interesting looking experiments in a book called "Crisp Packet Fireworks - Maverick Science to try at home" by Chris Smith & Dave Ansell.

Crisp Packet Fireworks: Maverick Science to Try at Home

We made sherbet out of bicarb, citric acid, icing sugar & jelly crystals (for a bit of added colour).

We also boiled up a yoghurt pot to shrink it and demonstrate how polymers can be rearranged & molded.

HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): He came along on the couple of trips to the vets with the cat, saw the microchip scanner and watched the cat get blood taken.   

Creative & Practical Arts: Drama class, and he hand-sewed a blanket to make the cat feel better.

PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): Martial arts, archery (the last for the term) and an Auskick gala day - he played 3 or 4 matches!

Life skills (cooking, gardening, housekeeping): He made honey joys & jelly slice for his Cubs cooking badge and has been my apprentice chef at dinner times - cutting vegetables & meats, and learning how to stir fry.

Other fun stuff: He was awarded the Joey's Promise Challenge Award at a special ceremony at Cubs.  He was the first in the group to achieve it so they made a big deal out of it.


Sravani said...

Wow Kez, your week sounds splendid!
Congrats to your boy on his award. I love the fireworks book!

Stuff On My Blog said...

Wow, grats on his badge work :) Hope kitty is feeling better too.. totally sweet of him to make a blanket for the cat!

Kylie said...

Well done on the Promise Challenge!!

Suji said...

Hurray for B! And look at him in the kitchen...he's a pro! Does this mean we'll get a Chef Billy-cooked meal if we ever get to visit you guys? :)

sheila said...

Do you get Marmite? They have a very silly Horrid Henry campaign on right now, that your boy might appreciate.

Kez said...

Sheila, I think they sell Marmite out here. I'll have to look and see if they've got that campaign running!