Thursday, July 04, 2013

Homeschooling Monthly Memories - June 2013

Cubs / Scouts 'Curriculum':
Test-driving the hoses at the Rural Fire Service
On the fire trucks
  • Billy has been transitioning to Scouts this last month so he's been attending both Cub and Scout meetings. He's now officially finished as a Cub.
  • He successfully led his Grey Wolf hike
  • He completed his International Culture badge looking at the Maori culture. 
  • Other activities have included: a trip to a Rural Fire Station, map & compass work, geocaching, knots, learning about latitudes, longitudes and the circumference of the earth. Also took part in phone book deliveries with Scouts for fundraising.
Intentional Learning:

Creative Arts

  • Part 2 of the Zombie movie. He's busy editing it now.
  • The usual drama classes. Plus Drama class presentation to family & friends.
  • Singing lessons

  • Australian History
    • We finished reading "The Girl from Snowy River" by Jackie French set in the 1920s.
    • We're now reading "A Waltz for Matilda" by Jackie French (the previous book in the series)
  • As part of his Cubs International Culture badge, he did a Maori drawing using ochre, and made a replica bird spear and model of club.
  • Avidly followed the leadership spill in politics.

  • He continued using the Mathletics curriculum.
  • Real-life use of Maths in cooking
Science & Technology
  • Created animations using Mine-imator (3d animation software for Minecraft)
  • Learnt how to create animated gifs using Photoshop
  • Learnt various Photoshop techniques
  • Looked at the Supermoon and learnt more about it.

  • Finished his story and submitted it for the Write Now competition
  • Reading "Macbeth and son" by Jackie French, based around the possible history of Shakespeare's Macbeth.


  • AFL / AFL training
  • Archery
  • Mt Sugarloaf hike

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


Jemi Fraser said...

So much fun! A major advantage of home schooling is the advantage to really get out there and experience those life long learning situations! Awesome :)

karisma said...

Looks like you guys have been very busy. Lots of fun style learning. :-) Love it. xox

jugglingpaynes said...

Are we going to get to see the zombie movie? :o)

Sounds like a great June was had by all!

Peace and Laughter!