Monday, October 10, 2011

School holidays

We learn year round, so we don't really take holidays as such.  The school holidays though provide a nice break from the routine of external classes.

Billy has done some weather observations.  He made a rain gauge and a windsock, and is taking daily weather readings of temperature, cloud cover, wind speed & direction, and rainfall.

We went to see a local production of Roald Dahl's "Fantastic Mr Fox" that one of his friends was in. 

He had a couple of playdates with friends, as well as playing with the neighbourhood kids more.  Being school holidays, "schooled" kids had more time on their computers, so he spent a lot of time playing Minecraft and Portal 2 with them over the internet.

We had a b'day party for his cousins where he got to meet his newest baby cousin, eat cake, play soccer and rough-house with his boy cousins and uncle.

We also had another party where he discovered the "joy" of karaoke. 

 Dragons continued through the holidays - he earnt his 100 badge for 100 hours of training.

We've been watching Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone on DVD, listening to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on audio book, watching Legend of the Seeker, and reading Deltora Quest (just about to finish reading City of the Rats).  It's all pretty magical at the moment :)

So now holidays are over, and its back to routine. Inspired by the warmer weather and by some reading I've been doing, I'm planning to get out and do different things more this term rather than getting stuck in the day-to-day rut.


Butterfly said...

What inspiring reading have you been doing?

I'm looking forward to a week of routine, lol!! There's been rather TOO much excitement lately, and in 8 days we're going on a beach holiday.

Kez said...

Various things - one of them was the "Unschooling Handbook".

Kez said...

Hit Publish too soon! Enjoy your beach holiday :)

Butterfly said...

Thanks! Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? Or too busy writing to think about it yet?

Kez said...

I'm thinking about it, but I probably won't. November is probably the craziest month with end of year activities and Xmas stuff!

Are you?

Suji said...

What did he sing for karaoke? :) Love the weather activities. Is the Unschooling Handbook any good? I've been considering it too.