Sunday, August 08, 2010

Our week of learning - 8th August - bits & pieces


Current Readaloud: "Wind in the Willows", "The Three Investigators - The Secret of Terror Castle"

Audio books: Teacher's Pet by Morris Gleitzmann

Independent Reading: -  "The Mighty Matilda Mudpuddle" by Gordon Winch

Other: He spent time on Spellodrome and earnt a certificate.

Maths: He spent an hour on Mathletics and earnt a certificate.

Science & Technology: He's been making another game with Gamemaker - I found a tutorial for what he wanted to achieve and he worked his way through it.  That's a big step forward for him (rather than just wanting to jump to the end point of a project)!

HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): At Cubs they discussed the State and Australian fauna and flora symbols and flags.

The hike we went on with the cubs covered local history, identification of both native plants & introduced weeds (plenty of lantana around), and awareness of people ill-treating the environment by dumping rubbish.
Creative & Practical Arts: Drama & making up lots of stories with his lego creations.

PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): Martial arts, auskick and archery.  Plus the 3hr hike with the cubs - the cubs were made to pack their own backpacks so they were aware of the need for things such as a first aid kit, hat, sunscreen and water, and a plastic bag for their rubbish.

He watched Totally Wild - Extreme which covered the importance of sun safety.

Life skills (cooking, gardening, housekeeping): He made pancakes for breakfast one morning.

Other fun stuff: He had a great day at the park with some other homeschoolers and made a new friend.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Hi Kez,
Stumbled on your blog via the Home Ed directory - just to say I love reading about other 'days/weeks in the life of' posts from other home educators, so thanks for this one :)