Sunday, June 27, 2010

Our week of learning - 27th June - a week of "cultcha"

It's been a busy, varied and balanced week this week.


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: "Mirrorscape", "Sam Hawkins: Pirate Detective" by Ian Billings

Independent Reading: - "Catnapped" by Julie & Michael Ramsden

OtherBilly spent time on Spellodrome and earnt a weekly certificate.

Maths: He spent an hour on Mathletics and earnt a weekly certificate.  They worked on codes at Cubs.  We read together a book called "Elliot Finds a Clue and other Quicksolve mini-mysteries" by Jim Sukach - this improves his reasoning & logic skills.

Elliott Finds a Clue: And Other Quicksolve Mini-mysteries

Science & Technology: He did some basic handwriting analysis to find out who wrote the 'mystery' note.  He played the 'Become a Human Body Explorer' CD.  We watched the partial lunar eclipse and had lots of discussions about what was happening. 

HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): He played 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?' (once we found a machine old enough to play it!).  We also had a discussion about treason!

Creative & Practical Arts: He had his drama performance this week - his class presented their mime acts alongside several other classes.  He certainly loves the stage!

We went to see a local amateur Jnr Rep performance of Roald Dahl's "The Witches".  It was brilliantly done and very enjoyable.

We also went to a performance of "Fox" - it was an opera for kids.  (I didn't know that at the time I booked the tickets - I thought it was just a play).  Let's just say it was a combination of modern dance and opera - neither of which are overly enjoyable to me!  It was a cultural experience anyway!! 

We finished it off by visiting the art gallery.

PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): A big week of activity - I've been encouraging him to get outside and be active every day.  He went to martial arts, Auskick, played squash with his dad, and has also practised his Auskick and catching skills using the Crazy Catch.

Life skills (cooking, gardening, housekeeping): Meal prep.

Other fun stuff: Playing with friends, playing Dragon Fable on the computer.

1 comment:

Butterfly said...

I loved Carmen Sandiego when I was at school ... does Billy like it? Silly question I suppose, since he's choosing to use it. I hope I can get a version which works when we're ready!!