Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Homeschooling Monthly Memories - May 2013

Next month I hope to have more photos - my new camera should arrive this week which hopefully won't take blurry photos!

Cubs 'Curriculum':

  • Billy went on a Cub camp with a 'Mad Scientist' theme. They had different bases learning about things such as the human body, chemical reactions, safety gear etc. Oh and playing with goop!

Intentional Learning:

Creative Arts

  • Lots of movie making and editing - he and a couple of drama friends are making a zombie movie together. They spent 4 hours filming one afternoon - and that's just Part 1!
  • The usual drama classes. They're working towards a small performance for families and friends in a couple of weeks time.
  • Billy has taken up singing lessons by request and has been enjoying those.


  • Australian History
    • We're reading "The Girl from Snowy River" by Jackie French set in the 1920s.
    • Looked at a display of Aborginal artifiacts at East Maitland library
  • As part of his Cubs International Culture badge, he's learning about Maori legends, tribes, place names, culture, weapons etc.

  • He continued using the Mathletics curriculum.
  • Real-life use of Maths in cooking
  • He's been busy with logic puzzles 
  • Watched a video about Chaos theory

Science & Technology
  • Watched episodes of Scope
  • Set up a Minecraft Server hosting website and billing system
  • Mad Scientist theme Cub Camp - including growing a Hairy Head
  • Watched the Solar eclipse (safely through the glasses we got from the Transit of Venus viewing)
  • Had a go at a 3D game maker called Unity 3D


  • He participated in a 2 day writing workshop run through Maitland Library - he's writing a story for the Write Now competition
  • Did the Skwirk section on literary description text type
  • We read the poem, The Man from Snowy River


  • AFL / AFL training
  • Archery
  • Mt Sugarloaf practice hike

As well as plenty of time spent hanging out with friends and family.


Meg said...

I really enjoy seeing what you guys have been up to, looks great and very creative.

jugglingpaynes said...

Has he led his hike yet? I wanted to hear about that. What a neat experience to have!

Peace and Laughter,

Kez said...

Thanks for asking, Cristina. The hike is actually on today so I'll post photos soon. My new camera arrived (50x zoom lens!!) so I'm hoping for some good shots!

(We parents can go on the hike as long as we hang back and don't lead.)